1/21 Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki’s “Primrose” for Under $1000

Affiliate Disclaimer NewCold and snow have taken over the Northeast, but today’s CAI/GOI request is for a retro-inspired, tea length gown that has me thinking fun and sun! Reader Ashley M. commented on this post with:

“How about ‘Primrose’ by House of Mooshki? Any similar suggestions? I am absolutely in LOVE with the dress but am looking to spend no more then $1,000 on a wedding dress. I love the shape of the dress, the back detail, the length of the sleeves and the gown’s two-toned color. I don’t typically love lace but on this dress it is stunning. Any ideas?”

The “Primrose” is a full lace tea length gown with 3/4 sleeves and an illusion back and is available in a handful of colors, all with an ivory lace overlay. House of Mooshki is based in the UK and is known for creating sophisticated, vintage-inspired gowns. The “Primrose” is both beautiful and fun, and Ashley is right, that lace is stunning! My search focused on tea length gowns with lace and sleeves. Let’s see what I found for $1,000 or less.

Can't Afford It House of Mooshki Primrose front

House of Mooshki Primrose back“Primrose” by House of Mooshki, $2,700+

Get Over ItOleg Cassini Cap Sleeve Illusion Wedding Dress-Davids BridalOleg Cassini Cap Sleeve Illusion Wedding Dress (Style: CMK513), $750 at David’s Bridal

Watters Encore Wedding Dresses - Style Rho 6741E“Rho” by Watters Encore Wedding Dresses (Style: Rho 6741E), $670 at BestBridalPrices

The Kelly tea length wedding dress by RyleyandFlynnVintage on etsy“The Kelly” Tea Length Wedding Dress by RyleyandFlynnVintage, $659.34 via Etsy

Truly Zac Posen Long Sleeved Short Wedding Dress at Davids BridalTruly Zac Posen Long Sleeved Short Wedding Dress (Style: ZP341642), $740 at David’s Bridal

Bonny Unforgettable Wedding Dresses - Style 1523 tea length organza gownBonny Unforgettable Wedding Dresses (Style: 1523), $786 at BestBridalPrices

Gilded Grace Dress in Champagne By Chi Chi London at Modcloth“Gilded Grace” Dress in Champagne By Chi Chi London, $159.99 at ModCloth

Ivory Tea Length with 3 Quarter Sleeves Lace Gown features in Organza Skirt and V Low Back by gorgeousbridalgowns on etsyIvory Tea Length with 3 Quarter Sleeves Lace Gown features Organza Skirt and V Low Back by GorgeousBridalGowns, $269 via Etsy

Coralie Bridal Dress at Monsoon“Coralie” Bridal Dress (Style: 7459574614), $525 at Monsoon

Oleg Cassini Tea Length Lace Tulle Wedding Dress at Davids BridalOleg Cassini Tea Length Lace Tulle Wedding Dress (Style: CWG663), $699.99 at David’s Bridal

Venus Informal Wedding Dresses - Style VN6856Venus Informal Wedding Dresses (Style: VN6856), $490 at BestBridalPrices

Lovely, vintage-inspired beauties! That last dress even shares a similar scalloped hemline with the “Primrose” gown. What do you think Ashley M.? Do any of these gowns help you get over the House of Mooshki? Let us know in the comments!

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.
  • Sarah

    ChiChi’s has a lot more variations on the basic idea of that Modcloth dress if you go directly to their website–different colors, sleeves, etc…