Broke-Ass Category: Wedding Dress Shopping


Affiliate Disclaimer NewWe’re all about finding fab frocks for less, and we’re always super thrilled to get an amazing deal. Whether it’s your priority to not spend a ton of dollars on your dress because you think you’ll only wear it once and you’d rather allocate the cash to something that lasts longer (hello, photography!) or you’re boot-scootin’ it to the courthouse — big party be damned! — we’re here for you. And that’s why we got giddy as hell when we noticed ModCloth had some serious wedding dress inventory marked down … like, way down. Like, under $100 down. I mean, GIRL.

If you’ve been considering getting a reception dress, now’s your chance. If you’ve been dying to find something super unique and retro-adorbz, get on it. If you really just want a few options to wear to various pre-wedding parties, GET ON IT.

Here are a few of our favorite wedding styles currently under $100 at ModCloth:

ModCloth A Love Above the Rest Dress

A Love Above The Rest Dress, $69.99

ModCloth At a Rosette Time Dress

At A Rosette Time Sequin Dress, $59.99ModCloth Beauty Beyond Words Dress

Beauty Beyond Words Dress, $44.99ModCloth Bliss Way Up Dress

Bliss Way Up Dress, $74.99ModCloth Bride and Precedence Dress

Bride and Precedence, $29.99ModCloth Cast an Elegance Dress

Cast an Elegance Dress, $44.99ModCloth Collar ID Lace Dress

Collar ID Dress, $44.99

ModCloth Cordially Delighted Lace Dress

Cordially Delighted Dress, $89.99ModCloth Dignified Delivery Shirt Dress

Dignified Delivery Dress, $26.99ModCloth Enchants Encounter Dress

Enchants Encounter Dress, $87.99ModCloth Fast Track to Fanciful Dress

Fast Track to Fanciful Dress, $52.99ModCloth Grand Staircase Entry Dress

Grand Staircase Entry Dress, $44.99ModCloth Here Comes the Stride Dress

Here Comes the Stride Dress, $39.99ModCloth Let it Betrothed Dress

Let It Betrothed, $37.99
ModCloth Make some Poise Dress

Make Some Poise Dress, $87.99ModCloth Memorable Matrimony Dress

Memorable Matrimony Dress, $74.99ModCloth Ritzy Wishes Sheath Dress

Ritzy Wishes Sheath, $44.99
ModCloth Slow Dance Splendor Dress

Slow Dance Splendor, $52.99ModCloth Synchronized Sweetness Dress

Synchronized Sweetness Lace Dress, $29.99ModCloth The Exchanging of Wows Dress

The Exchanging of Wows Dress, $89.99ModCloth The World Was Full of Wonderful Dress

The World Was Full of Wonderful Dress, $29.99ModCloth Tulle Love and Cherish Dress

Tulle Love and Cherish Dress, $34.99ModCloth Wedding Belle Lace Dress

Wedding Belle Lace Dress, $34.99ModCloth Where There's Life, There's Elope Dress

Where There’s Life There’s Elope Dress, $52.99

Oh, and there are lots, lots more.

With this kind of selection, why even bother shelling out oodles of cash for a wedding dress? Head over to ModCloth to shop these styles now!

  • 2/9

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    Today’s CAI/GOI request is for a look-alike dress of “Edythe” from Pallas Couture’s 2010 collection. Reader CircusorBust commented on this post with:

    “I love these posts! They have helped me so much. The gown I am trying to find an alternative to is Edythe by Pallas Couture. I am trying to find something under $400. Any kind of dress that is similar to this in style I would love to see. Thank you for your help!”

    First, I wanted to point out that the images you included in your request are actually two different Pallas Couture gowns. The front view is indeed the Edythe gown, while the back view on the left is Pallas Couture’s Celestina. Both are gorgeous and unique boho chic-style dresses, and have a very light and airy feel to them. I’ve tried to search for dresses with a similar flowy feel, lacy cap sleeves, and open backs, for my first CAI/GOI! post. They are very unique looks, so let me know what you think of these beauties!

    Can't Afford It

    Pallas Couture Edythe (left) and Celestina (right)

    Pallas Couture “Edythe” (left); “Celestina” (right), 2010 Collection

    Get Over It

    Etsy seller LAmei 1

    Affordable Long White Butterfly Lace Wedding Dress; $78+ from Etsy seller LAmei

    Davids Bridal - J1161016

    Embroidered Chiffon Dress with Plunging Neckline; J1161016; $290 at David’s Bridal

    Maybe, pair it with a tulle overskirt?

    Etsy seller LAmei 2

    Long Custom Made Sexy Backless Peach Lined Ivory Lace and Tulle Boho Beach Wedding Dress; $390 from Etsy seller LAmei

    Etsy seller ieie - T140501

    Gray Floor Length Lace Bridesmaid Dress with Cap Sleeves (customize the color); T140501; $250 from Etsy seller ieie

    Etsy seller Lacy Marry

    Boho Summer Wedding Dress with Airy Tulle Skirt; $279 from Etsy Seller LaceMarry

    Adrianna Papell - Beaded A line at Macys

    Beaded A-Line Gown by Adrianna Papell; $349 at Macy’s in white; $350 at BHLDN in Ivory

    Etsy seller LAmei 3

    Romantic Chiffon Bridal Wedding Dress with Flower Straps and Rouched bodice; $273 from Etsy Seller LAmei

    Etsy seller LikhomanovaCouture

    Custom made Lace and Tulle Wedding dress; $399 from Etsy seller LikhomanovaCouture

    And one that’s a little bit over $400 …

    The Faded Subflower - Boho Open Back Chiffon And Lace Wedding Dress

    Boho Open Back Chiffon And Lace Wedding Dress, $499 from The Faded Sunflower

    What do you think, CircusorBust? Any of these fit the bill for the wispy, boho look you craved with the Edythe? Feel free to share your thoughts with us 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. 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.
  • 1/27

    Sabine Dress at BHLDN

    Reader Armarni was checking out this previous post, when she fell in love with a Get Over It gown we featured. Unfortunately, the Sabine Dress by Jenny Yoo was sold out and over budget, so Armani asked us for help: "Any suggestions for a similar vintage inspired dress for under $250? Was also thinking of adding a detachable train for the drama!" First off, if…

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    #GownHunter Wanted

    It's wedding planning season, and the team at The Broke-Ass Bride has been inundated with Can't Afford It? Get Over It! requests, and we need a fashion-savvy contributor with an eye for detail and spend-thriftiness to help divvy out the broke-ass friendly versions of fabulous designer gowns. Does that sound like something you'd be super good at doing? Awesome! Here are the things we need from…

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    Fig Dress from BHLDN

    Today's CAI/GOI request is for a fun and casual dress from BHLDN. Reader Kate commented on this post with: "Y'all are incredible. So glad to have stumbled on these posts--have loved looking at some of the Etsy sellers you've mentioned! After a painful divorce a few years ago, I'm blessed to be a second-time-around bride, looking for something a tad more casual than the frothy…

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  • 12/22

    Berta 15-18

    Y'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…

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    Nicole Miller Ashley Gown

    Hey BABs! This week, we have a request from reader Katelynn who commented on this post saying: Nice Work! I love BAB!! I've got my own CAI/GOI conundrum: I've fallen in love with the Ashley bridal gown by Nicole Miller ( but it's more than I wanted to spend at $1800. Ideally, I'd love a dress between $500-$800. I love the lace, low back, and halter…

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    Berta Gown 16-09

    BAB reader Christina messaged us on Facebook for some help finding a Berta look-alike. The inspiration gown is from the Spring 2016 collection and features long sleeves, a column silhouette, and an incredibly unique silver-tone net overlay. I feel like this particular Berta gown screams both sexy mermaid and sparkly winter queen. It's super pretty! For similar gowns, I've focused on column or sheath silhouettes,…

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  • 12/1

    Matthew Christopher Tiger Lily

    Whew, you guys. These posts are super tough for me. Y'all have some exquisite taste! This week, we're tackling reader Maria's request on this post: We are looking for a gown "inspired" by the designer Matthew Christopher. The exact gown is called "Tiger Lily". We perused all the websites in your great article - do you have any other websites or resources for this $5,000…

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