The €40 River Island dress that's a gorgeous dupe for the €300 version 4 months ago

The €40 River Island dress that's a gorgeous dupe for the €300 version

The €40 River Island dress that's a gorgeous dupe for the €300 version.

A recent entry to the ‘new arrivals’ section, this €40 River Island dress instantly reminds us of the Harper Mini Dress from RIXO.

The Red Floral Puff Sleeve Dress is very pretty and as you'll see below, it's just like the Harper design at first glance.

The red pattern was a huge hit for the brand last year and if you're a fashion fan, you'll know just how popular RIXO dresses are.

Although the Harper dress is now available in a number of prints, the floral one is one of the most popular and it's pretty fab as you'll see below.

We adore the sleeves, the pretty pattern and the deep V, all trademark RIXO details.

€40 River Island dress
RIXO

However, it is pretty pricey at €295 which is why we have to talk about the more affordable version from River Island.

It's also gorgeous and features a very similar print although the neckline and sleeves are different to the designer version.

€40 River Island
River Island

Of course, as the RIXO dress is made from silk and the River Island dress features a polyester fabric, you can see where the price difference would come from but it's always good to have two options.

One to splash out on and one that works if you're sticking to a budget and as you'll see below, the Harper style has a number of celebrity fans including Holly Willoughby.

However, if a minidress isn't for you, then there are lots of other gorgeous pieces available from the high-street brand at the moment.

The polka dot midi-dress is pretty fab, the floral print top is starting to pop up all over social media and the pink jacket is just so pretty.