Broke-Ass Tag: bhldn

5/26

Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’s CAI/GOI request comes from Miss Ashley, who is looking for a stunner of a reception dress; an alternative to Bien Savvy’s “Addicted to Your Lips” gown. Ashley didn’t have much luck finding a knock-off version, so she’s asked the mighty BAB gown hunters for some assistance. I have to admit, there are few dresses that look exactly like the Bien Savvy gown under the requested $500 budget, so I’ve searched for all sorts of knee-length reception dresses that include tulle skirts and/or lace tops. Consider these options “inspired by” the lovely Bien Savvy gown. Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford It

Bien Savvy Addicted to Your LipsBien Savvy’s “Addicted to Your Lips” Gown (Style: BSA116A), ~$1,000

Get Over It

Short Mesh Dress with Illusion Sweetheart Bodice at David's BridalShort Mesh Dress with Illusion Sweetheart Bodice (Style: EJ4M5197), $99.95 at David’s Bridal

Kiara Dress from BHDLNKiara Dress By Pankaj & Nidhi (Style: 37268091), $450 at BHLDN

Rebecca Minkoff Trixie DressRebecca Minkoff Trixie Dress (Style: 1643079), $398 at Bloomingdale’s

allison parris Winter Wonderland Dressallison parris Winter Wonderland Dress, $30 Rental at Rent the Runway

1950s Style White Tulle Dress at Unique Vintage1950s Style White Tulle Dress (Style: P70), $88 at Unique Vintage

Kinsey Lace-Blocked Pleated DressKinsey Lace-Blocked Pleated Dress (Style: JGK68H25-100), $368 at BCBG

Custom Short Wedding Dress by LaceMarryCustom Short Wedding Dress, $235 by Etsy seller LaceMarry

Lina Dress from BHLDNLina Dress By Hitherto (Style: 37804622), $140 at BHLDN

Short Lace and Tulle Dress with Illusion Bodice at David's BridalShort Lace and Tulle Dress with Illusion Bodice (Style: 182948DB), $199.95 at David’s Bridal

Now Pronounce You Posh Dress in White at ModclothNow Pronounce You Posh Dress in White, $175 at ModCloth

Flirting with Danger Cutout Ivory Dress at LulusFlirting with Danger Cutout Ivory Dress, $55 at Lulu’s

Marissa from Kennedy BlueMarissa Gown, $160 at Kennedy Blue

Celestina Dressa at BHLDNCelestina Dress By Yoana Baraschi (Style: 35031061), $220 at BHLDN

STYLESTALKER Ivory Lace Chandelier DressSTYLESTALKER Ivory Lace Chandelier Dress, $50 Rental at Rent the Runway

Unique Vintage White on White Swiss Dot Garden State Mesh DressWhite on White Swiss Dot Garden State Mesh Dress (Style: P16257), $138 at Unique Vintage

The Pearl Pinup White Pearl Halter Bustier Tutu Dress Knee Length by darkponydesignsThe Pearl Pinup White Pearl Halter Bustier Tutu Dress Knee Length, $265 via Etsy seller darkponydesigns

Lili Lace Dress from BHLDNLili Lace Dress By Nha Khanh (Style: 36812329), $350 at BHLDN

Oh man, I love a beautiful reception dress! These gowns all offer the fun and flirty party vibe of a little white dress paired with some of the Bien Savvy gown details. What do you think, Ashley? Have we helped you get over the “Addicted to Your Lips” dress? Let us know in the comments!

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.
  • 3/3

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewHello, BABs! Can you believe it is already March?! Craziness, I tell you.

    Today’s CAI/GOI gown is GORGEOUS! Reader Hannah commented on this post with:

    “I would LOVE it if you could find some alternatives to the Berta 15-107 …i’m looking for something with long sleeves and a deep v neck (to the bust…nothing that shows off the stomach etc, i’m not that daring!) with quite modern detailing….about $3-$4k”

    The Berta 15-107 gown is from last year’s Fall/Winter collection and features an illusion long-sleeve top with deep v-neck and open back, scalloped embroidered lace throughout and jeweled accents. It’s sleek and sexy with modern details. Berta gowns are some of my favorites, Hannah, so I feel you on the gown-love here. For my search, I focused on long-sleeved gowns with a lower v-neck. I am also giving you a few gowns with modern accents or interesting features (glam sequins, ya’ll). Let’s check ’em out!

    Can't Afford ItBerta Bridal Plunging Neckline Lace Gown Berta Bridal style 15-107Berta Bridal Fall/Winter Collection (Style: 15-107), Berta gowns range $7,800-$10,000+

    Get Over ItLace Long Sleeve Illusion V-Neck Wedding Dress at David's BridalLace Long Sleeve Illusion V-Neck Wedding Dress By Galina Signature (Style: SWG727), $1,250 at David’s Bridal

    Khione Gown at BHLDNKhione Gown By Sophia Kokosalaki (Style: 36999720), $2,150 at BHLDN

    Vintage Style Lace Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline and Long Sleeves by ieie on etsy“Amber” Vintage Style Lace Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline and Long Sleeves (Style: Amber LG140701), $559.95+ via Etsy seller ieie

    Long Sleeve Sheath with Illusion V-Neckline at David's BridalLong Sleeve Sheath with Illusion V-Neckline (Style: SWG719), $1,450 at David’s Bridal

    Beilin Gown at BHLDNBeilin Gown By Watters (Style: 34788182), $2,300 at BHLDN

    Lace wedding dress by Barzelai on etsyLace wedding dress $460 by Etsy seller barzelai
    Badgley Mischka Sequined Long Sleeve V-Neck GownBadgley Mischka Sequined Long Sleeve V-Neck Gown (Style: 0400088885285), $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue

    White by Vera Wang Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress at David's BridalWhite by Vera Wang Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress (Style: VW351270), $1,498 at David’s Bridal

    Cibella Gown at BHLDNCibella Gown By Eliza Jane Howell (Style: 37869294), $2,000 at BHLDN

    Sequin Wedding Dress by makemydresses on etsySequin Wedding Dress, $989 by Etsy seller MakeMyDress

    Long Sleeve Beaded Lace Plunge Neckline Gown at David's BridalLong Sleeve Beaded Lace Plunge Neckline Gown (Style: SWG695), $799.99 at David’s Bridal

    French Lace, Deep-V Neck Long Sleeve 1930's Art Deco Inspired Fitted-Flare Trumpet Bias Gown by Rebecca Schoneveld on etsy“Cora-Ingrid” French Lace, Deep-V Neck Long Sleeve 1930s Art Deco Inspired Fitted-Flare Trumpet Bias Gown, $2,620 by Etsy seller RebeccaSchoneveld

    Theia Nicole Lace GownTheia Nicole Lace Gown (Style: THEIA30040), $1,495 at Shopbop

    Long Sleeve Lace Trumpet Gown with 3D Flowers at David's BridalLong Sleeve Lace Trumpet Gown with 3D Flowers (Style: SWG677), $749.99 at David’s Bridal

    Tribal Lace Open Back Hand Embellished Wedding Dress by IDoCoutureBridalTribal Lace Open Back Hand Embellished Wedding Dress, $2,650 by Etsy seller IDoCoutureBridal

    Phew! Those are a lot of lovely, long-sleeved dresses! I think that last option comes pretty darned close to the Berta gown, don’t you? Hannah, did we help you get over the Berta 15-107? Let us know in the comments!

    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.
  • 2/19

    ModCloth Perennial Dress

    Perennial Poise Dress, $250 from ModCloth Shopping for a wedding dress is one of the huge milestones of the wedding planning process -- and can often be intimidating and overwhelming. This can be even more true when you're a Broke-Ass Bride and are operating on a v. tight budget. While some broke-ass couples may allocate more for the wedding gown (because there are some of us…

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    11/5

    Rosa by Katya Katya Shehurina

    Happy November, BABs! Reader Amanda has been bitten by the lace gown bug, and left a request on this CAI / GOI post: I have been searching for a vintage-inspired gown that fits my budget. I can't see spending over $1000 for a dress (and would feel more comfortable if I spent under $1000). Most of the dresses that I like are made by designers…

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    10/29

    Rue de Seine Violet

    Happy Thursday, BABs! Today's CAI/GOI request is from reader Sarah, who is searching for a Rue de Seine "Violet" look-alike for under $700. She writes: "Honestly, I don't want to spend more than $700 and am even hoping to spend considerably less, if possible. But I'd love to see anything in the $100-$800 range in case there's anything I might be able to find on…

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  • 10/15

    Naomi Neoh Clementine

    Is it really Thursday again? You bet! And that means a new CAI/GOI post is in order. This week's request was from reader Shannon, who wrote in looking for a gown like the "Clementine" from Naomi Neoh. Her request posed two challenges, as the "Clementine" is only available in the UK and it retails for £2,900 ... that would be over $4,400, a wee bit…

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    10/7

    www.sharynfrenkelphotography.com

    Names: Meg & Steve Occupations: Development Coordinator for a community revitalization non-profit; high school Spanish teacher Wedding location: Pearl S. Buck Estate, Perkasie, PA Wedding Budget: $25,000 ** Number of Guests: 207 Wedding Date: June 20, 2015 How would you describe your wedding: Our wedding had a little bit of everything. We had some traditional elements, but also did things our own modern way. For example, we had…

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  • 10/2

    BHDLN Sage Dress

    One of the things I really enjoy about fall and the approaching holidays is the fashion (it sure as shit isn't the cold). I mean, once holiday lines hit stores it's #sparkledress for daaaayyyyz, and I love that. But it also means that for you less traditional BABs out there, the abundance of billowy gowns in all sorts of shades and prints is multiplied by…

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