This week’s request is particularly special – well, for me. It comes from an adopted little sister of mine. Leann is my high school boyfriend’s little sister. I still picture her as a girl in middle school, despite the fact that she’s a beautiful, independent woman now. She knows she can ask me for help anytime. This week, I got a request from her via Pinterest. Her note was brief:
I want this but can’t have it! Help?
The dress is a preview for the Ersa Atelier 2013 collection. I failed to find a price for it (but we can assume it’s in the 4-5 digit range). Leann has a budget of about $600. She’s having a bit of a non-traditional wedding but loves this look.
CAN’T AFFORD IT
GET OVER IT
David Meister One-Shoulder Metallic Gown ($570 at Saks Fifth Avenue)
Angeline ($639.99 at Ruche)
Silk Georgette Pleated One Shoulder ($550 at Ann Taylor)
Beaded One-Shoulder Soft Charmeuse Gown ($349.99 at David’s Bridal)
One-Shoulder Gown with Asymmetrically Draped Skirt ($528 at David’s Bridal)
Xscape Beaded One Shoulder Sheer Mesh Gown ($165 at Nordstrom)
Don’t kill me for throwing in a couple more traditional options. It’s always best to consider all options. And, with that in mind, I had a crazy additional thought. What about renting an amazing sequin dress and making a tulle overlay? Rent the Runway has some amazing options for a base to such a dress, like this Badgley Mischka gown for $125. With that price, you could rent it one weekend just to get the measurements then again for the wedding and still be under budget. Since this look is more gown-like, perhaps another BAB out there has a lead on a dress they’d like to share?