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This Old Navy dress looks just like a J.Crew style that's 4X the price

I'm talking $45 (as opposed to $198) for a flattering midi that I've been wearing on repeat.

This Old Navy dress looks just like a J.Crew style that's 4X the price

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a J.Crew addict. I place at least one order at the retailer every month. I'm proud to say that I'm Gold status in their rewards program (which comes with free expedited shipping on every order, by the way) and if I had to guess, more than 50% of my wardrobe is from J.Crew.

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Now, as much as I love the brand, I can acknowledge that sometimes the prices are a bit out of reach. I usually stock up during sales (like right now, when tons of summer items are 50% off and markdowns are an extra 60% off), but every once in a while there's a style I'm eyeing that doesn't get discounted. Recently, it was this beautiful floral print fit and flare midi dress.

When it comes to dresses, the midi silhouette is my absolute fave. At 5-feet, 5-inches tall, this length hits right between my knee and ankle and the style looks good with both heels and flat sandals alike. I was especially fond of this J.Crew pick because of its floral print; the colors are a bit unexpected so it feels extra special. I could keep listing all the reasons I love this dress, but the fact remains: $198 is too pricey for me.

$198 at J.Crew

At almost $200, I couldn't justify spending that much on one dress, no matter how much I adored it. So, I went in search of a lookalike. After scrolling through endless frocks on countless websites, I came across this Fit & Flare Sleeveless Midi Dress at Old Navy. The price? $45.

This popular Old Navy score is available in seven colors. It comes in XS to 4X in regular, tall and petite, making it a great option for people of all shapes and sizes.

$45 at Old Navy

Old Navy isn't one of my go-to stores for clothing, so before taking a chance, I read the reviews. Shoppers who purchased the dress didn't just like it — they loved it!

"I always get compliments when I wear this dress," one customer started their review. "[It is] flattering style and true to size."

Another person wrote, "The dress is perfect. It's very sexy in a modest way. It can be dressed up or casual. It [also] has pockets."

As I read more and more rave reviews, I was convinced this dress was worth a shot. I ordered it in two colors and anxiously awaited its arrival. As soon as it was delivered, I immediately tried it on and was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it's as good as shoppers say it is. The material is nice quality, the midi silhouette is flattering and there are so many ways to style it.

If I had to gripe about one thing, it's that the dress is a little tight in the chest area. There is elastic at the back which helps, but it's still snug.

Some other Old Navy shoppers agree with the slight fit issue. "This was a nice dress, but the linen blend had no stretch at all," one person explained. "I had to return it, but a bigger size may have been better."

So, am I happy with this Old Navy lookalike? Yes, absolutely! I've had the dress for just a month and I've already worn it three times. Will I continue to stalk the J.Crew style in hopes it goes on sale? Also, yes.

Flowy frocks are smart when it's sweltering and humid, and this linen-blend pick is no exception. "[It's] super comfortable on the hottest of days. [I] Love the soft, breezy fabric," one person commented.

$45 at Old Navy

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.