Look For Less: Bronx and Banco Carmen Gown

bronx and banco carmen gown dupe

The Original Dress

Bronx and Banco’s iconic Carmen gown is a statement piece in every sense. With padded shoulders, crystal embellished epaulettes, and a beaded O-ring closure, the gown certainly earns its hefty $850 price tag. If you’re like me and love this dress but can’t justify the cost, keep reading for the incredible $111 alternative!

“Launched in 2009, Bronx and Banco encapsulates a sophisticated, chic and sexy design signature with a playful sensibility that reflects the impeccable style of the label’s Founder and Creative Director, Natalie DeBanco.”


The $111 Look For Less: Rahi Leila Luster Long Sleeve Midi Dress

bronx and banco carmen gown dupe
bronx and banco carmen gown dupe

I discovered the brand Rahi recently and immediately fell in love. With a similar feel to Bronx and Banco, the California-based line features stunning dresses with bold cutouts and flattering details. The dresses average $100-$150 — affordable yet fabulous. This particular Bronx and Banco alternative is just $111 at Nordstrom. Outside of Nordstrom, you can find Rahi’s designs at Bloomingdales, Shopbop, Amazon and more. Learn more about this sustainable brand and their no-waste practices here.

More Rahi Designs I Love

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