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It’s not just a bride thing. Once a girl is obsessed with any shopping-related item, it’s hard to see the other options.

Hi there,
I am slightly obsessed with this gown, but it’s way more than I’d like to spend.  I was wondering if you could recommend something similar?

Thank you!

Girl, you came to the right place. I’m constantly looking to find affordable versions of expensive fashion finds. Boot season is when online shopping is my full-time hobby. But when you find the perfect anything, you can often become blinded by other options which are pretty close. Let’s try to find a new obsession for you.

CAN’T AFFORD IT


Pronovias Petunia dress (Estimated $2,700 cost)

GET OVER IT

Scalloped Lace Cut Dress ($499.99 at For Her and Him)

Re-Embroidered Lace Gown ($950 at Ann Taylor)

Lace Wedding Dress ($749 at Bridal Bliss Designs via Etsy)

 

Cap Sleeve Beaded Lace Mermaid Gown ($649.99 at David’s Bridal)

 

Cap Sleeve Fit-and-Flare Lace Gown ($950 at David’s Bridal)

 

Amelie Bridal – Wedding Dress Style No. 6060 ($198 at House of Brides)

The key will be to find the basic elements of the dress that you can’t live without. For example, all these alternatives keep the sweetheart neck, but not all have that mermaid cut with the lacy overlay. Which details are you really hoping to find? Focus on that. Also, be sure to visit a shop and try something similar on before buying anything. Many of my girlfriends have coveted a look in a magazine but ended up with dresses that were a completely different cut because of their body shape.



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