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{Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} A Badgley Mischka-Inspired, Non-Traditional Wedding Gown For Under $1000

Ever sat on the couch dreaming of delicious food? All of your favorite dishes in one place, making your day extra special; it’s the kind of vision a girl diets to enjoy. This week’s BAB has food on the brain – my kind of gal.

Hello,

I have been searching non-stop for the past three months to find the right dress. I think my problem is that my entire life, I have never dreamed of the dress I would wear down the aisle. Instead, I dreamed of the food I would serve (how silly is that?). As a result, finding the right dress has been hard, but I think I finally found something that fits my tom-boy, non-traditional, non-white dress taste. The downside is that this dress is probably way too expensive for me. Do you think you can help me out? I have fallen in love with Badgley Mischka’s Cressida Dress. I would love it if you could help me find a similar dress for $2500 or less. Thank you so much!! -Vi 

Well Vi, you may not be traditional, but you are open to showing off your curves, rocking color, and having a dress with a little something extra. That made finding you alternatives really, really fun!

CAN’T AFFORD IT

Badgley Mischka’s Cressida Dress

GET OVER IT

Adrianna Papell Beaded One Shoulder Gown ($298 at Nordstrom)

Theia Heaven on Earth Gown ($150 rental via Rent The Runway)

Aidan Mattox Blouson Beaded Gown ($530 at Dillards)

Long Champagne Sequined Tank Gown ($658 at Unique Vintage)

Blush Red Carpet Ready Strapless Gown ($638 at Unique Vintage)

Badgley Mischka Strapless Lace Gown ($715 at Bloomingdales)

Given that your inspiration has yet-to-hit the sales floor, it might be worth it to call around and get the prices once the dress is in showrooms. You’d be surprised what a $2,500 budget can get you. On the other hand, I’m hoping one of these budget-friendly options will mean you can put more cash toward making your food dreams come true.

 

{Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} A Gown Inspired By BHLDN’s “Ortensia” For Under $600

It’s rare that one dress embodies everything a bride wants in her wedding gown. Often we’re split between many options because of small details. Jane, on the other hand, knows exactly what she wants, but it’s twice her budget.

I would be SO grateful if you would use your amazing dress-finding skills to help me out with a sudden and major case of CAI/GOI:

I just fell in love with BHLDN’s new Ortensia gown  It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for – a flowing, floor length skirt that starts from the natural waist, a beautiful deep V neckline, pretty (but not blingy) details – but it’s double what I can afford ($1500 is my absolute maximum).

Thank you!
Jane

Jane, you did the hard part: Describing your perfect dress and including the budget. Now we’ve found some options that are less than half the budget. This way, you can add extra bling – if needed – through pretty shoes, a belt or maybe a pair of statement earrings.

CAN’T AFFORD IT

Ortensia Gown ($3,000 at BHLDN)

GET OVER IT

Evelyn ($544.99 at Ruche)

Aidan Mattox Sheer-Back Ruched Gown ($475 at Neiman Marcus)

Badgley Mischka Antigua Bay Gown ($150 rental through Rent The Runway)

Sequin Bodice Chiffon Gown ($375 at Badgley Mischka)

 

Goddess V-Neck Wedding Dress ($550 at Ann Taylor)

V Neck Chiffon A Line Wedding Gown ($369.99 at For Her and For Him)

Be sure to check out the back of these options, Jane. Some have fantastic detail that you wouldn’t guess from the front — something I’m assuming you’d like given the inspiration. Finding the perfect dress is a tricky thing to do online – do read the return policies before ordering!

{Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} Wtoo “Olivia” Gown-Inspired Wedding Dress for Under $800

“Budget” has always been a word I kind of hate. It really kills the joy of shopping for, well, anything. But of course, it’s a very important factor when it comes to BAB weddings.

I fell in love with the Wtoo Olivia gown in oatmeal. I went to try it on and absolutely love it. I have been trying to find a used one to buy, but they are still out of budget. Do you have any ideas of similar looks I could try? I can’t seem to find anything like it. Thanks!!!

After chatting with our BAB, it turns out her magic number is $800. There’s always an opportunity to have fun on a budget. This is no different. As always, the key is being open-minded when it comes to all the little details…

CAN’T AFFORD IT

Wtoo Olivia Gown ($1,344 at Best Bridal Prices)

GET OVER IT

 

Nicole Miller Keyhole Goddess Gown ($630 retail, $100 rental at Rent The Runway)

 

Reem Acra Florence Gown ($3,000 retail, $400 rental at Rent The Runway)


Taffeta Ball Gown with Layered Tulle Skirt ($299.99 at David’s Bridal)

Badgley Mischka Strapless Lace Gown ($715 at Shopbop)

BCBG Max Azria Magnolia Strapless Gown ($523.60 at Shopbop)

Silk Strapless Vintage Wedding Dress ($550 at Ann Taylor)

Tulle Ball Gown with Asymmetrical Draped Skirt ($699.99 at David’s Bridal)

The color is the hardest thing to really match up. Not all these options hit that hue right on the head, but we play around with a palette that goes from white to peachy pink to a golden, movie star hue. Hopefully there is something in here that catches your eye!