Finding the Look for Less: Alexander Wang’s Bralette Crop

Richie vs Rihanna in Alexander Wang's Silk Satin Bralette - It's a classic case of who wore it better. Image via Pinterest.

Richie vs Rihanna in Alexander Wang’s Silk Satin Bralette – It’s a classic case of who wore it better. Image via Pinterest.

What do Nicole Richie, Clara Santana, and Rihanna all have in common? Their love for Alexander Wang crops, seen above, of course. All three stunners have rocked Wang’s satin bralette top, each teaming the dainty-but-sexy staple with pencil skirts. Rihanna and Nicole have even added the top to their rotation, with Nic rocking it with matching oversized vest and white pants and Rih going super sultry with a satin shorts and strappy pumps. While the sex appeal is obvious in this number, (cut-out sides, a plunging v, microscopic straps, and stomach-baring hemlines will do that to a top!) it can also be styled in a more demure direction–think, peeking out from underneath a chunky knit, paired with high-waist bottoms, or making an appearance beneath a sheer blouse and blazer. Ease of wear is unparalleled, styling possibilities are endless.

The dream. Be mine. <3 Image Credit

The dream. Be mine. Image Credit

The damage for their exact T By Alexander Wang Silk Satin Bralette top: $245. (And it’s sold out. I know. ) But! In my quest for finding that particular top, I discovered that Miley Cyrus and singer/Diddy’s girlfriend Cassie are fans of an updated take on the same piece , styled in leather. In case you’ve been living under a rock, leather is pretty much perennially huge for fall. And guess what? You can get their (almost) exact look, minus the celebrity price tag! It’s a shopping miracle.

Enter, the Highway to Hot Black Vegan Leather Bra Top

Same look, tiny price tag! Image via LuLus.com.

Same look, tiny price tag! Image via LuLus.com.

Looks just like it, right? For only $42, you can get an almost-identical top from LuLus and get your Cyrus/Richie/Fenty/Cassie on. Couture dupe for under $50? Now that’s love.

Would you wear either version of this top? How would you style it? Who wore it best?! Share your thoughts – leave a comment!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

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