This morning our Director of Digital Media and I were very diligently working when we happened upon this fantastic Zac Posen dress that we agreed would be the perfect bridesmaid dress for a cocktail-style wedding reception (it was all in the name of research, I swear!). And while we both thought it was flattering, elegant and slightly kicky, we found the price tag not exactly bridal party-friendly.

So, I headed over to what has quickly become my go-to online dress shop, ModCloth, and found several versions that have a similar feel but a significantly more palatable price tag. What do you think? Is the Zac Posen version worth laying out the extra cash?

Clock-wise from upper left: Without Equal, $279.99; Be Still My Heart, $129.99; Be Loved Duchess, $67.99; Well-Mannered Minx, $132.99