10/11

Today’s CAI/GOI goddess is in the market for one of those Vera Wang stunners with sheer straps and an effortless ethereal glow. Personally, I prefer calling my sheer straps “Illusion necklines”. Much spookier. And far more Halloween appropriate.  But that’s beside the point.  Let’s get to the gowns.  I found bride Sue a host of gowns that may help her get over her Wang obsession. There’s even a few Wang picks down there. What’s that, you say?! Getting over the Wang with the Wang?! Is it possible?! Yes, yes it is. Watch and learn, brides.

Hi there!

I’m starting my hunt for a wedding dress and would love to find a more affordable version of one of these gorgeous Vera Wang gowns with sheer v-neck straps.  The ethereal, flowy design is perfect for my summer wedding and I love the v-neck as it offers a bit more support for that most important day!  However, the $3,000+ price tag for these gowns is close to a third of my total wedding budget, so I’d greatly appreciate any suggestions for similar dresses under $750.

Thanks for the wonderful blog and fabulous, budget-friendly inspiration!
Sue :)

Can’t Afford It:

Get Over It:

1. Aidan Mattox. $485.

2. Sue Wong. $515.

3. Alice by Temperley. $761.

4. Love, Yu. $765.

5. BCBGMAXAZRIA. $274.

6. JS Collections. $698.

7. Mia Solano.  Under $500.

8. White by Vera Wang. $500.

9. White by Vera Wang. $400.

10. White by Vera Wang. $600.

11. David’s Bridal. $179.

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10 Responses to “{Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} Ethereal, Vera Wang-esque Gowns With Sheer V-Neck Straps”


  1. EMM

    These dresses are so pretty! Great work!

    I was hoping somebody could help me. I'm having such a hard time finding something like the Undulate necklace from Bhldn: http://www.bhldn.com/the-shop_jewelry_necklaces/u

    I really can't spend $520 on a necklace, but so far I've got zilch.

  2. EMM

    These dresses are so pretty! Great work!

    I was hoping somebody could help me. I'm having such a hard time finding something like the Undulate necklace from Bhldn: http://www.bhldn.com/the-shop_jewelry_necklaces/u

    I really can't spend $520 on a necklace, but so far I've got zilch.

  3. Weddingish.com

    The Aidan Mattox one is beautiful! Loooooooove.

  4. Barbara

    I love love love the Mia Solano dress! It's gorgeous!!

    Bonus:
    azbabs at yahoo dot com

  5. Pricewise Events

    I love the second "can't afford" photo, that one with the black sash. :D It is kind of youthful.

  6. enb

    Can I submit a can't afford it/get over it because I REALLY can't afford this dress and I love it so much and haven't seen anything like it: Elie Saab Erato http://www.onewed.com/wedding-dresses/designer/el

    I also really love the the satin organza gown with illusion piece from Vera Wang for David's bridal (http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-Faced-Organza-Gown-with-Illusion-Piece-VW351023_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-White-by-Vera-Wang) but I hate the skirt–it's so poufy I couldn't find my feet under it. Are there any other illusion piece dresses out there? My searches have turned up nothing

  7. enb

    Can I submit a can't afford it/get over it because I REALLY can't afford this dress and I love it so much and haven't seen anything like it: Elie Saab Erato http://www.onewed.com/wedding-dresses/designer/el

    I also really love the the satin organza gown with illusion piece from Vera Wang for David's bridal (http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-Faced-Organza-Gown-with-Illusion-Piece-VW351023_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-White-by-Vera-Wang) but I hate the skirt–it's so poufy I couldn't find my feet under it. Are there any other illusion piece dresses out there? My searches have turned up nothing

  8. Katie

    ooh I love the look of the BCBGMAXAZRIA! so pretty!!!

  9. Katie

    oh I love the look of the BCBGMAXAZRIA! so pretty!!!!

    crosseastonwedding at gmail dot com

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