7 Clothing Dupes for the Items Fashion Girls Want the Most Right Now

If you're not acquainted with the notion of the dupe, New York Magazine's The Strategist describes it as "not a doppelgänger or a knockoff or an impersonation—at least not explicitly so." A clothing dupe is an item that captures the spirit of an It item that's having a moment in the spotlight but that doesn't outright knock it off. For example, several new brands like Wandler, Staud, and Danse Lente are experiencing success thanks to their architectural handbags. It's just as reasonable to discover a dupe from a more affordable label and appreciate it for the same reason you love the $400 It bag—there's a uniqueness to it.

To illustrate our point, we scoured Instagram and our favorite shopping sites to find a few recent clothing dupes. From fabric details that fashion girls are obsessed with (ahem, smocking) all the way to the winter coat silhouette everyone's wearing in droves, continue ahead for our favorite dupes of the moment.

So Much Smocking

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@nicoleakhtarzad

Extra smocking, please! This fabric detail looks cooler the more there is of it.

This is actually a top and skirt combo.

Vegan Leather Dress
Leather Dress

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@alyssainthecity

Double down on the texture and wear a long faux-leather dress this season.

Faux Fur–Trim Coat
Fur Trim Coat

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@double3xposure

Puffers are great and all, but sometimes a faux fur–trim coat is what you need to feel extra polished.

Architectural Corset
Bustier Top

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@jessicaminkoff

The modern way to wear a corset is by layering it over your favorite tops.

Two-in-One Sweater
Double Sweater

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Shutterstock

Sweaters with built-in scarves or secondary sweaters are the knitwear trend on every fashion girl's radar right now.

Ruched Slip
Mint Green Dress

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@tamumcpherson

'Tis the season for a sultry slip dress with elegant details like ruching. Wear now, wear often.

Puff-Sleeve Dress
Puff Sleeves

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@fitzpatrickerin

Puff-sleeve babydoll dresses are decidedly the dress silhouette to own right now. Wear with everything from combat boots to strappy sandals, depending on the weather.

And now, 11 winter trends everyone is wearing with jeans.

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