rag & bone‘s Talia V-Neck Sweater ($395) first got on our radar back in February. Little did we know that this super deep V sweater would become a celeb fave, fashion mag cover star AND spring 2014 bestseller. So it’s no surprise that this highly sought after piece is being knocked off by a ton of designers.
But when you take a look at the original sweater, there’s not much to it. It’s just a ribbed knit pullover with black and white stripes down the front and around the wrists. Why is it gaining this much popularity? We think it has something to do with the contrast of the preppy design and sexy neckline. It’s the anti-prep uniform for anyone who had a school dress code back in the day. And if you didn’t, you can still appreciate this fresh take on a classic varsity sweater style. There’s nothing out there like it! Well, unless you count the knock offs from Nasty Gal, Missguided and Forever21. All three brands created their own version of the rag & bone sweater in it’s most popular white version. Click the slideshow to find out which sweater is which. Would you spend $395 for the original or settle for a lookalike that’s a quarter of the price? Lets us know in the comments below!