Broke-Ass Tag: Badgley Mischka

8/20

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Have you seen BHLDN’s Fall 2015 line yet? Well, you should get on that because, as always, it is gorgeous! Today’s CAI/GOI request is from reader Kyla, who emailed us looking for some help finding a dress similar to BHLDN‘s Valentina gown, from the Spring 2015 collection. Oh, the ruffles on the back of that gown! What an unexpected surprise as you walk down the aisle!

A handful of the gowns below are designed by Badgley Mischka, same as the Valentina, so it makes sense that they share similar qualities. I tried to focus on the ruffled back, and I think a couple of my suggestions come pretty darn close, with others showing different takes on the ruffled look. Enjoy!

Can't Afford ItBHLDN Valentina frontBHLDN Valentina backValentina Gown By Badgley Mischka (Style: 34450551), $1,000 at BHLDN

Get Over ItBadgley Mischka Collection Iridescent Strapless Ruffle Gown ShopBopBadgley Mischka Collection Iridescent Strapless Ruffle Gown (Style: BADGA30009), $695 at Shopbop

Tony Bowls Evenings Sleeveless Organza Ruffle Evening Gown edressmeTony Bowls Evenings Sleeveless Organza Ruffle Evening Gown (Style: TBE21517), $558 at eDressMe

Badgley Mischka ivory stretch jersey draped open back evening gown blueflyBadgley Mischka Ivory Stretch Jersey Draped Open Back Evening Gown (Style: 359226601), $349 at Bluefly

Anjolique Wedding Dresses Style- 2165 ruffle backAnjolique “In Stock” Wedding Dress from Fall 2010 (Style: 2165), only available in an ivory size 14, $499.50 at BestBridalPrices.com

Mikado Gown with Ruffle BackSAMPLE Mikado Gown with Ruffle Back (Style: AI10030248), $248.48 at David’s Bridal

Badgley Mischka Collection Strapless Ruffle Gown shopbopBadgley Mischka Collection Strapless Ruffle Gown (Style: BADGA30010), $627 at Shopbop

Chiffon Wedding Gown with Ruffle Detail and LaceChiffon Wedding Gown with Ruffle Detail and Lace (Style: MB3491), $299.99 at David’s Bridal

After Six Wedding Dress 1039 ruffle trainAfter Six Wedding Dress (Style: 1039), $435 at The Dessy Group

Badgley Mischka Deep V-Back Pleated GownBadgley Mischka Deep V-Back Pleated Gown (Style: 8569365), $555.99 at 6PM.com

Sleeveless Chiffon Dress with Ruffled Back Detail Davids BridalSleeveless Chiffon Dress with Ruffled Back Detail (Style: F15530), comes in white and ivory, $159.95 at David’s Bridal

Those are some elegant gowns! That last dress is a bridesmaid’s dress, but comes in white and ivory and is SO close to looking like the Valentina gown. Confession: I have seen a real-life non-model wear that dress as her wedding gown and it was seriously beautiful. And Hellooooo, it’s also the cheapest option. Bonus points for saving beaucoup bucks on your wedding gown and looking hot while doing it!

Well Kyla, what do you think? Is there a Valentina look-alike in the bunch that works for you? Please let us know!

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.
  • 11/7

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    Rent the Runway, a fashion candyland of sorts for broke-asses with spendy taste, is celebrating their 5th birthday in style (#duh) with super hot, exclusive designs from some of my favorites — Marchesa, Monique Lhullier, Lela Rose, etc. — at totally affordable prices for rent. Darlings, if you have a must-be-seen holiday party this year (newly promoted? Gunning for a promotion? Newly engaged and want to shine like your sparkler? All great excuses.) you may want to consider very seriously throwing down a bill to rent one of these stunners that would otherwise cost you many, many Benjamins. Plus, new customers can get $25 off orders of $75+ with coupon code 25OFFNEW, so there’s that. Here are my five fave pieces under $200 from Rent the Runway’s 5Y Collection:Marchesa Voyage Dress Five for Friday: Hot, Affordable Pieces from Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection

    En Masse Dress by Marchesa Voyage, $650 retail, $100 rental

    Kenneth Jay Lane Outlook Cuff Five for Friday: Hot, Affordable Pieces from Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection

    Outlook Cuff by Kenneth Jay Lane, $500 retail, $70 rental

    Christian Siriano Pink Tulip Dress Five for Friday: Hot, Affordable Pieces from Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection

    Pink Tulip Dress by Christian Siriano, $995 retail, $115 rental

    I feel like wearing this dress would take a considerable amount of balls … so if any of you rents this and pulls it off and sends us photo evidence, I will send you a signed copy of our book, “The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide.” CHALLENGE ON.

    Oscar de la Renta Blue Chic Ring Five for Friday: Hot, Affordable Pieces from Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection

    Blue Chic Ring by Oscar de la Renta, $375 retail, $55 rental

    Badgley Mischka Windswept Skirt Five for Friday: Hot, Affordable Pieces from Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection

    Windswept Skirt by Badgley Mischka, $495 retail, $75 rental

    Which piece from this 5Y Collection do you love? There are a few items that would make for AMAZING wedding dresses, if you’re so bold and inclined. Or, if more traditional is your speed, Rent the Runway has a great wedding section.

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  • 4/23

    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…

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    4/4

    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…

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    12/20

    "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…

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