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It’s that time again! Today’s CAI/GOI request comes from Melanie, who commented on this post a little while back looking for a different House of Mooshki-inspired gown. Her dress of choice? The lovely Juliette, a fun and functional two-piece mid-length lace dress with detachable tulle train. Melanie wrote:

“Hi There. I’m also in love with a House of Mooshki gown…Juliette. I love the option of the removable skirt for the reception and am head over heels with the lace detail. I’m willing to spend as much as $1300 for a similar dress. Can you pretty please help me locate an alternative!!”

I think the two-in-one dress concept is super smart! You can wear the detachable train or a removable skirt for a more formal look during the ceremony, and then switch up the look for the reception by revealing the shorter dress underneath. You can go from walking down the aisle to dancing your face off without a major wardrobe change. Seriously, genius!

To keep you under $1300, Melanie, I would suggest buying your gown and your train or skirt separately. I’ve found a couple of gowns that come with the two pieces ready to go (I’ve listed those first below), but I think your best bet would be to pick your favorite gown, and then find a skirt to complete the package (gowns are listed, followed by skirts/trains). This would also allow you to spend more or less on one piece or another so you can really customize the final look. Let’s get to it!

Can't Afford It Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 House of Mooshki’s “Juliette”, gown prices start at $2,238

Get Over It Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Maggie Sottero "Lucy" at BestBridalPrices Maggie Sottero “Lucy” (Style: 3MS760/3MS760DT) $1,269 (with detachable train) at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Dorothy Perkins Lace Pencil Dress Dorothy Perkins Petite Ivory Lace Pencil Dress (Style: 79865682) $55 

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Adrianna Pappell Lace Shift Dress Adrianna Papell Lace Shift Dress (Style: 620770) $180 at Nordstrom

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHLDN Shined Shift Dress Shined Cocktail Dress From Notte by Marchesa (Style: 34833244) $795 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Watters Palermo Dress Watters Encore “Palermo” (Style: 6238E) $270 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHLDN Hadley Dress “Hadley” Dress By Tadashi Shoji (Style: 34669515), $440 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Short Lace Dress by Etsy seller UpToDateFashion Short Lace Wedding Dress by UpToDate Fashion, $182.99 via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Zarita Lace Dress by Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace by Diane von Furstenberg, (Style: 1131637) $348 at Bloomingdale’s

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Off Shoulder Lace Dress by Etsy Seller UpToDateFashion Off-Shoulder Short Wedding Dress by UpToDate Fashion, $167.99 via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHLDN Elsa Tulle Skirt “Elsa” Tulle Skirt by Theia, Style: 31883747, $595 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Ivory Tulle Overlay by Etsy seller 2live2love Ivory Tulle Bridal Overskirt by 2live2love, $135 via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHLDN Gracia Skirt “Gracia” Skirt by Watters, Style: 35218239, $1,000 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Monique Lhullier Detachable Train Monique Lhuillier “Sienna” Detachable Train, Style: MONIQ30072, $635 at ShopBop

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Detachable train by BBsBoutiqueShop on Etsy 5 Foot Long Detachable Wedding Train by BBsBoutiqueShop, $80 via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHDLN Anika Tulle Skirt “Anika” Tulle Skirt Catherine Deane, Style: 33940578, $500 at BHLDN

Phew! Lots of options. I hope you see a perfect dress/skirt combo in there, Melanie! You could also purchase your favorite dress and then take it to a seamstress to have a detachable train made to custom fit to your dress. Just be sure to share your budget for the train up front, and they should be able to work with you to find the right material and amount of poof to meet your needs and keep your dollars on track. Good luck and happy shopping!

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.

*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.
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