Hey BABs! Long time, no see. Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away from 2015?! Me either. I haven’t forgotten about you my BABs, things just get a little crazy around this time of year but I’M BACK! And this week we’re helping Erin get over a Reem Acra gown that Oliva Wilde wore to the 2008 Emmys. It’s no surprise, as you’re sure to always find her gowns on the red carpet. Reem Acra was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She worked in luxury interior design for 3 years before starting her career as a fashion designer saying herself that interior design is very much like designing clothes. Reem started her company in 1995 after she designed a wedding gown for a friend. She was able to get the dress in The New York Times and then invested $20,000 in luxury fabric. I would say she made a pretty good investment! So, we have got to help Erin out since her big day is just seven months away! Here is what Erin had to say:
“I’m in desperate need of help! My wedding is next July 2015 and I still don’t have my dress. I have my heart set on the Reem Acra dress Olivia Wilde wore. The only issue is it’s way out of my price range. Nothing I’ve tried on compares to that dress. I need help! Honestly I’d like to stay around $1000 but I have some wiggle room. Thank you so much for your help!!”
Damn that silk for being so luxurious and so damn expensive! No worries, girl! Chiffon still gives you that same, flowy, elegant feel.
Reem Acra Gown $5,950 at ShopBop
Floor-Length Sweetheart Chiffon Gown With Sequins (Style: 0020564725) $177 at JJsHouse.com
Chiffon Gown With Lace Cap Sleeves (Style: 11631) $310 at BestBridalPrices.com
Charmuese Lace Gown With Off The Shoulder Lace Straps (Style: 11601) $330 at BestBridalPrices.com
Lace Gown Over Sequin Bodice (Style: 1049) $550 at Dessy
A-Line Chiffon Dress With Inverted Basque Waist (T670) $538 at BestBridalPrices.com
Tulle Gown with Crystal Embellishments by Tadashi Soji (Halcyon) $180 at BHLDN
A-Line Gown With Lace Cap Sleeves & A V-Back (Style: 325062) $750 at Ann Taylor
A-Line Gown With Soft Illusion Neckline & Flowing Tulle Skirt (Style: 33158643) $970 at BHDLN
Since you have a little wiggle room, I included these:
A-Line Dress With Silk Chiffon Skirt & Beaded Sleeves $872 – $1097 USD at Grace Loves Lace
I already did the US conversion so don’t worry about the prices on their website. The price depends on the length of the train you choose.
Sheath Gown With Paris Chiffon Over Rosario Crepe Back Satin (Style: Bryce 4MC897) $1,129 at BestBridalPrices.com
This dress offers free shipping as well as free shoes & a veil!
So, I’m feeling pretty good about this. (That Grace Loves Lace dress, tho!) I really want to help because 7 months goes by even faster when you’re planning a wedding! Let me know what you think and if there is anything our team can help you with! Until next week, BABs …
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.