14 November 2018Last updated


Haute high street

Aquarius reader Maryna Vermeulen tries on this month’s best runway replicas from the high street

Styling by Gemma Jones
29 May 2016 | 02:43 pm
  • Dress, Dh769, Scotch and Soda

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The Gucci lookalike

You will have your friends doing a double-take in this Gucci-esque print fringe dress. The beauty of a statement piece like this is it can be dressed up with heels and made into a casual look with gladiator flats.

The Sacai top and Etro trousers lookalikes


Top, Dh140, Aéropostale; Trousers, Dh250, Mango; Heels, Dh195, Qupid at; Bag, Dh410, Dune


Aéropostale has emulated Sacai’s summery print with this easy-to-wear boho blouse. Paired with some wide-leg Etro lookalike trousers, and a Chloe replica tassel bag, you’re uber-glam in an instant.

The Elie Tahari lookalike


Dress, Dh159, Koton; Heels, Dh195, Qupid at; Bag, Dh3,200, So Chic at Blanc D’Ivoire; Bracelets, Dh49, Aldo


The laser-cut look is still hot for Spring and Elie Tahari’s simple floral dresses were a hit. Get your high street haute-inspired version for less than Dh200! If you want to inject some actual luxury labels into your closet for a fraction of the price, find it at pre-loved specialists such as So Chic where you can pick up designer names at second-hand prices.

The Mary Katranzou lookalike


Dress, Dh395, Finery at; Heels, Dh410, Dune; Clutch, Dh165, Ella at; Necklace, Dh79, Aldo; (Bracelet as before)


As though it isn’t enough you are sporting what looks like the Mary K dress of the season, you can show off your style skills by teaming the runway replica with some Valentino-looking heels, a Kate Spade NY-alike clutch and Tiffany bar bracelet! No one will ever know.

The Miu Miu lookalike


Top, Dh115, Ginger at; Skirt, Dh495, COS; Flats, Dh229, Stradivarius; Bangle, Dh65, Magique London at


Miu Miu’s catwalk collection was full of a mishmash of prints, namely the print skirt and stripe top combinations. Pair your Miu Miu mirror-image outfit with some Marni style flats and an identical Tiffany-alike bangle – these are a total steal at a tenth of the price.

The By Malene Birger lookalike


Jumpsuit, Dh239, Mango; Wrap, Dh280, So Chic at Blanc D’Ivoire; Flats, Dh225, Vince Camuto; Necklace, Dh175, Vince Camuto; Bag, Dh239, Aldo


By Malene’s signature stripes have been translated into a wearable day outfit here with daytime yet glam accessories. Vertical stripes are always a good idea – lengthening and slimming and bang on trend.

Styling by Gemma Jones

Styling by Gemma Jones