Of course, you could snap up the sought-after dress on eBay, for almost double the original cost.
While the "it" dress just arrived back on the virtual shelves of Ann Taylor online, even the original price of $198 is little too steep for me to spend on a summer dress. So I shopped around to find similar versions that won't break the bank.
Victoria's Secret; $39
This eyelet trimmed dress from Victoria's Secret also has a built-in bra top. Perfectly summery in white, it's on sale for only $39. That's some serious savings, which means more margaritas.
Spiegel; $64I actually like this chiffon vintage-y dress from Spiegel even better than the much more expensive Ann Taylor sheath. It's got more pow, and it's on sale right now for $64. Watch out garden party!