Broke-Ass Category: Britt


Hey, BABs! Happy Independence Day eve! With holiday staring us down, our Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! guru Elaine was booted out the door early by yours truly to enjoy her weekend. So, in lieu of her amazingly accurate CAI/GOIs, I’m bringing back one of our most popular posts in the column, featuring not one but TWO different gowns to get over. Keep in mind, may of these styles may not be available, but if you fall in love with one, you can always holler at us and we’ll help you get over it! Orginally posted 2/1/2011.

Bride Melissa wrote in asking us to find her a Grace Kelly-inspired gown with sleeves.  In Melissa’s initial search for “sleeved bridal gowns,” she found gowns that exuded too much modesty and not enough style.  So she’s been having trouble finding something that pops. It must be sleeve week, because I got another email from bride Briana looking for a Get Over It version of this sleeved gown by Le Spose di Gio:

Can’t Afford It:

So this is how we’re going to handle this.  First, I will post the Get Over It Gowns for Briana’s Le Sposa di Gio, then I will put together a Get Over It Gallery of Grace Kelly-inspired sleeved gowns under $1000 for Melissa. And feel free to share, ladies. Briana, you may see something you likes from Melissa’s Get Over It picks, and vice versa.  You sleeved brides need to stick together. Don’t you just feel the Get Over It gown love?

Get Over It:

1. Sincerity Bridal. Retails between $500 and $1000.

2. Sottero & Midgley. Retails for about $1000.

3. David’s Bridal. Retails for $850.

4. David’s Bridal. Retails for $950.

5. Kathy Ireland Weddings. Retails for about $1000.

6. Sincerity Bridal Plus. Retails for about $1000.

7. Jasmine Collection. Retails between $500 and $1000.

Get Over It Gown Gallery: Grace Kelly Edition

Stylish Sleeved Gowns for Under $1000

1. Unique Vintage. Retails for $195.

2. Unique Vintage. Retails for $458.

3. Unique Vintage. Retails for $478.

4. Unique Vintage. Retails for $375.

5. Stop Staring! Retails for $178.

6. Unique Vintage. Retails for $375.

7. Unique Vintage. Retails for $968.

8. Jasmine Collection. Retails for about $1000.

9. Unique Vintage. Retails for $814.

10. Ting Bridal. Retails for $498.

11. Love June. Retails for $395.

12. Love June. Retails for $445.

13. La Costurera. Retails for $830.

14. Ting Bridal. Retails for $458.

15. Toccata. Retails for $980.

16. Dolly Couture. Retails for $595.

17. Dolly Couture. Retails for $595.

18. Dolly Couture. Retails for  $495.

19. White House Black Market. Retails for $698.

20. BCBGMAXAZRIA. Retails for $219.

21. J. Crew. Retails for $595.

If you have a gown that you just can’t get off your mind, let us know and we’ll help you get over it!

*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.
  • 12/27

    Pnina Tornai gowns are a certain kind of special.  They are expertly crafted, sexy yet sophisticated and detailed to the bone.  There’s a reason why their price tags are so high.  But that doesn’t mean us broke-ass brides can’t get the same look for a fraction of the Pnina price.   Let’s see what bride Taralin had to say:

    Love this dress but can’t seem to find anything similar – and definitely can’t afford the Pnina.  Any ideas? Thanks!

    Can’t Afford It:

    Get Over It:

    1. Kitty Chen.  About $1000.

    2. Impression Bridal. About $1000.

    3. Blu By Madeline Gardner. About $1000.

    4. Moonlight Collection. About $1000.

    5. Alfred Angelo. About $1000.

    6. Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner. About $1000.

    7. Modeca. About $1000.

    8. Moonlight Collection. About $1000.

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  • 12/20

    I am in love with this week's request because it deals with two of my favorite things: Halloween and "Beauty & the Beast".  Today's featured bride is having a "Beauty & the Beast" themed wedding on Halloween.  How fun is that?  Let's see what Natalie had to say: I am ABSOLUTELY in love with this dress. "Beauty & the Beast" is my favorite story and my…

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    Today, we are taking a break from gowns and focusing all our attention on the bling--the kind that makes your neck look all gorgeous and stuff. Bride Emm wrote in asking me to find her a few alternatives for a $520 statement necklace she found on BHLDN. Many of you broke-ass brides out there (myself included) can barely afford a $500 dress, let alone a…

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    Claire Pettibone gowns are things of beauty.  But they're also ass-expensive. Today's bride is having this very dilemma. So I'm about to throw her a (petti)bone and help her out.  Let's see what bride Nora had to say: I have fallen hard for this Claire Pettibone wedding dress. I love the lace and the sleeves and the back.  It's perfect.  It is also outside of…

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  • 11/29

    Ladies, I have a gorgeous CAI gown this week that I am sure many of you have lusted over.  It's strapless, it's curvaceous, it's layered in organza, and I've got a whole round of gorgeous look-a-likes for under $1000. But first let's see what Bride Tori wrote: Hi, Dana! I am in love with the Watters dress called Tyler but I just can't make myself…

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    I am a huge fan of Jean Dessès, a fashion designer from the 40s, 50s and 60s, so I was super excited when I got a CAI/GOI request based on one of his chiffon stunners.  See what bride Saskia had to say: This is my dream dress, typical it's a 1950's vintage Jean Dessès dress and I can't seem to find anything remotely similar in…

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