This Glittering Gown by Dress Goddess Makes a Bold Impact on Hearts & Wallets

 - Feb 26, 2011   Updated: May 9 2011
References: dressgoddess & bornrich
This astoundingly expensive gown by designer Dress Goddess takes the term "luxury fashion" to whole new heights of opulence.

Made from over $13,000 dollars worth of diamonds, the dress is also hand-sewn into a provocative creation that redefines the meaning of wealth and also, perhaps, excess. Fortunately, Dress Goddess also offers a more moderately priced replica version for $400 for those unable to fork out the fourteen grand required to purchase the real deal.

Implications - Having two versions of the same gown -- an expensive one and its affordable replica -- shows how brands can offer a high-end product, but at the same time, not alienate its customers with less disposable income.