Every woman knows this dress by now. First Lady Michelle Obama wore this flowing silk 'Simone' dress by Marc Jacobs
($628) earlier this year on her trip to Brazil. We all wanted it -- the bold colors, the colorblocking, the variegated striping -- but the over-$600 was a tad difficult to justify, so we sat and sighed and tried to move on.
Well, you can go ahead and draw in those chin-down sighs. Look up! I found a shorter, more casual version of the dress in a place that none of us would ever expect: Urban Outfitters. Sure, it can be described as just a shade of the original, but the similarity is unmistakable. Plus, the price tag is 92% less than that of the Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Simone.' That makes this Urban Oufitters Cooperative Tank Dress
just $49. That's a small price to pay to get the look of a top American designer in your wardrobe.
To elevate this apparent Marc Jacobs spin-off closer to the level of the stylish 'Simone,' you could even belt it with an orange sash from American Apparel
($16), mimicking the obi that wraps around the waist of the designer original. A light, casual dress like this Urban Outfitters Cooperative Tank is sure to keep you looking and feeling cool all summer long.
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