12/22 Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Gown for Under $3000

Affiliate Disclaimer NewY’all have some major love for Berta gowns! Today’s CAI/GOI request is from Amber, who commented on this previous Berta post. She writes:

“HELP! I also fell in love with a Berta gown, Berta 15-18 to be exact. My budget is around $3,000. Any recommendations?? Thanks!”

The Berta gown in question is an embellished lace sheath number, complete with detachable train, from the 2015 Spring/Summer collection. It features a low, open back, deep v-neck, sheer bodice, and beading. In my hunt for look alike gowns, I focused on sleeveless gowns with similarly shaped bodices and curve-hugging lace. Let’s see the roundup!

Can't Afford ItBerta 15-18Berta 15-18, $8,360, Available at Nordstrom

Get Over ItLace Sheath Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neckline at David's BridalLace Sheath Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neckline (Style: XS8491), $239.95 at David’s Bridal

Elise Gown from BHLDNElise Gown By Wtoo by Watters (Style: 37596061), $1,750 at BHLDN

Ervin Gown by etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoilesErvin Wedding Dress, $2,253.46 by Etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoiles

Katie May 'Lanai' Convertible Cap Sleeve Lace Low Back GownKatie May ‘Lanai’ Convertible Cap Sleeve Lace Low Back Gown (Style: 5126450), $1,895 at Nordstrom

Soft Lace Wedding Dress with Low Back at David's BridalGalina Soft Lace Wedding Dress with Low Back (Style: WG3827), $449 at David’s Bridal

Amalia Gown at BHLDNAmalia Gown By Eddy K (Style: 38020814), $1,600 at BHLDN

Hand Beaded Lace Wedding Dress by etsy seller allysonjamesHand Beaded Lace Berta Wedding Dress, $1,998 by Etsy seller Allyson James

Watters 'Georgia' Back Cutout Lace Trumpet GownWatters ‘Georgia’ Back Cutout Lace Trumpet Gown (Style: 5104176), $2,690 at Nordstrom

Maggie Sottero Lace Sheath Wedding GownMaggie Sottero Lace Sheath Wedding Gown, $1,400 at ShoptiquesThe Adria Gown by Etsy seller RebeccaSchoneveldThe Adria Gown, $2,886 by Etsy seller Rebecca Schoneveld

Beaded Lace Wedding Dress with Illusion Details at David's BridalGalina Beaded Lace Wedding Dress with Illusion Details (Style: SWG725), $858 at David’s Bridal

Watters 'Ashland' Illusion Lace Mermaid DressWatters ‘Ashland’ Illusion Lace Mermaid Dress (Style: 1177885), $2,225 at Nordstrom

Ti Adora Elana DressTi Adora Elana Dress, $1,475 at Shoptiques

Rustic Lace Wedding Dress by Etsy seller TonenaRomantic Rustic Wedding Dress, $1,240+ by Etsy seller Tonena

What do you think, Amber? I think the Maggie Sottero gown and the BHLDN Elise Gown are my favorites, and both have lace patterns similar to the Berta. Do any of the above gowns help get your mind off the Berta? Let us know in the comments!

Any of you BABs out there think you can do better? We’re looking for a couple of frugal fashionistas to take on the task of helping our readers #GetOverIt! If you’re interested, send an email to info@brokeassbride.com with subject #CAIGOI and a link to a Pinterest board of a designer dress and your broke-ass worthy alternative finds!

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you. Please be aware, though, that because you guys love this column so much, we can often build up quite the queue and it may be a while before we can get to your dream dress. Rest assured, though, Team Broke-Ass is on the case!

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.
Caitlyn is a science nerd who also happens to love weddings, marriage, and sparkly dresses. Originally from NY, she is currently finishing up her graduate degree a few states over, while dabbling in beekeeping, gardening, and arts and crafts. Caitlyn believes there is no coffee cup too large, or NCIS marathon too long, and the perfect day ends with snuggling on the couch with her handsome partner and their fur babies.