Broke-Ass Tag: Affordable Wedding Dress


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!

  • 1/27

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewReader 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 you want a detachable train, Etsy is your friend, girl. Search for “detachable wedding train,” “detachable wedding skirt,” and “bridal overskirt,” and browse to your heart’s delight for removable trains in a variety of colors, materials, and price points.

    In searching for a lookalike silky sheath gown at an affordable price, I think the key is to focus on bridesmaid dress options. I found a solid roundup below that share similar silhouettes and draping. Let’s check them out!

    Can't Afford ItSabine Dress at BHLDNSabine Dress By Jenny Yoo (Style: 35135706), SOLD OUT at BHLDN

    Get Over ItBeaded Drop Shoulder Pleated Long Jersey Dress at David's BridalBeaded Drop Shoulder Pleated Long Jersey Dress (Style: 264861D), $199.99 at David’s Bridal

    JY Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Style JY516JY Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid in “Oyster” (Style: JY516), $230 at The Dessy Group

    Cressida Dress at BHLDNCressida Dress By Jill Jill Stuart (Style: 38616686), $150 at BHLDN

    Donna Morgan Collette Dotted Mesh GownDonna Morgan Collette Dotted Mesh Gown (Style: 8696988), $112.99 at 6PM

    nouvelle AMSALE 'Liane' Liquid Chiffon Draped Halter Gownnouvelle AMSALE ‘Liane’ Liquid Chiffon Draped Halter Gown (Style: 5079216), $250 at Nordstrom

    Dessy Collection Style 2844Dessy Collection in “Ivory” (Style: 2844), $234 at The Dessy Group

    Lace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress at David's BridalLace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress (Style: XS3450), $159.95 at David’s Bridal

    Sylvana Dress at BHLDNSylvana Dress By Jenny Yoo (Style: 39613021), $100 at BHLDN

    After Six Bridesmaids Style 6666After Six Bridesmaids in “White” (Style: 6666), $218 at The Dessy Group

    Bariano Ocean of Elegance Ivory Maxi Dress at LulusBariano Ocean of Elegance Ivory Maxi Dress (Style: 225650), $179 at Lulus

    Social Bridesmaids Style 8118Social Bridesmaids in “Palomino” (Style: 8118), $188 at The Dessy Group

    What do you think, Armarni? Have any of these gowns helped you get over the sold out Sabine? Let us know in the comments!

    Any of you BABs out there think you can do better? We’re looking for a couple of frugal fashionistas to take on the task of helping our readers #GetOverIt! If you’re interested, send an email to with subject #CAIGOI and a link to a Pinterest board of a designer dress and your broke-ass worthy alternative finds!

    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.
  • 1/12

    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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    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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  • 11/10

    Amy Kuschel Luna Gown

    Today's request comes from reader Jane, who is looking to help her daughter get over a charming crepe gown from San Francisco designer Amy Kuschel. Jane writes: "My daughter is in love with the Amy Kuschel 'Luna' gown, but it is wayyyyyy out of our budget. Can you do one of your great cheaper-versions of this dress??  Looking to spend about $800. Thank you!!" The…

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    Ashi Studio S_S 2015

    Man, oh man, today's CAI/GOI post may be the most challenging request we've had yet! Reader Teneasha commented on this post with: "I need help. I've never seen a bridal gown that felt like the gown for me. I'm starting to lower my expectations to a gown that is slimming because there's no way that I can afford my dream gown that's rumored to be…

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  • 7/21

    Eve Gown from Rue de Seine

    Today's CAI/GOI request is for a lovely Rue de Seine look-alike. Reader Emily commented on this post asking for help finding a gown similar to the New Zealand designer's "Eve" from the Young Love and Nomadic Love collections. Emily says she is addicted to Rue de Seine designs, and who can blame her?! Rue de Seine gowns are soft, feminine, and romantic. The "Eve" gown…

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