We love that Ann Taylor has gotten cooler recently, but we never expected one of their dresses to end up as a hot item on eBay. Stylelist reports that Ann Taylor’s Vintage Floral Sheath dress, above, ($198) sold out in New York stores within a record two days. Now 11 of the dresses are on eBay going for up to $399.99. Do they have built-in Spanx, or what? It’s Ann Taylor, people. We’re willing to bet the NYC stores only ordered a few to begin with, and that this is all a PR stunt, as the company will hold a flash sale (location TBA) selling 100 more of the dresses. Skip the mayhem and get an even cuter one that’s cheaper:
This Going Platinum Lace Dress ($107.99) dress has a universally flattering shape and will also look great cinched in with a belt.
Although this shape is completely different from a shift dress, we love this Chrysalis Dress ($59.99) that looks much more expensive than its price. It’s perfect for work or cocktails.
This Adrianna Papell Illusion Bodice Lace Dress ($138) has a conservative shape, but it also has a fun polka dot lace fabric that will work for several occasions.
For more dress shopping, check out our guide to the best summer dresses, the best white dresses, and the best cocktail dresses.