Broke-Ass Tag: bhldn

7/7

Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’s CAI/GOI post was super fun to put together! Reader Marta emailed us asking for something a little non-traditional. She wrote:

Help! I am not your conventional bride and am having such a hard time finding a dress. I love this one on BHLDN but of course this is their only dress at $2500: . Really like a low back but BHLDN’s dress in particular is a bit daring with the see through stomach. Anyway, looking for something rose gold/champagne (basically not white or ivory) that is interesting, unique and fun! Prefer a sheath/column dress over trumpet. Have any suggestions? Would love to find a dress between 500 – 750. I have officially tried on tooooo many dresses and i’m stuck. Thank you thank you thank you for any help you can send!”

I’ve rounded up all sorts of gowns for this request, focusing on gowns in rose gold or Champagne (with some pinks and metallics thrown in for good measure). Most are also sheath or otherwise curve-hugging silhouettes. A few are maybe a little bit out there, but we’ve got unique and interesting covered! Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItGabriela Gown from BHLDNGabriela Gown By Patricia Bonaldi (Style: 37874377), $2,450 at BHLDN

Get Over ItOleg Cassini High Low Colored Lace Wedding Dress at David's BridalOleg Cassini High Low Colored Lace Wedding Dress (Style: CWG617), $499.99 at David’s Bridal

Adrianna Papell Floral Beaded Godet GownAdrianna Papell Floral Beaded Godet Gown in Blush (Style: 8556281), $119.99 at 6pm

Brisa Dress at BHLDNBrisa Dress By Needle and Thread (Style: 38003919), $370 at BHLDN

Mignon Embellished Illusion Neck GownMignon Embellished Illusion Neck Gown (Style: 1643140), $468 at Bloomingdale’s

Bella Luna Sequin Octopus Infinity Wrap Dress by CoralieBeatrix on etsyBella Luna Sequin Octopus Infinity Wrap Dress, $249.99+ via Etsy seller CoralieBeatrix

Enchants Encounter Dress in Peach at ModClothEnchants Encounter Dress in Peach, $175 at ModCloth

Glamour by Terani Couture Beaded Top & Organza Two-Piece BallgownGlamour by Terani Couture Beaded Top & Organza Two-Piece Ballgown in White/Nude (Style: 5052062), $298 at Nordstrom

Truly Zac Posen Embroidered Wedding Dress at David's BridalTruly Zac Posen Embroidered Wedding Dress in Champagne (Style: ZP345017), $449.99 at David’s Bridal

Badgley Mischka Sequin Cowl Back GownBadgley Mischka Sequin Cowl Back Gown (Style: 8720491), $337.99 at 6pm

Kay Unger Embroidered GownKay Unger Embroidered Gown (Style: 1695603), $640 at Bloomingdale’s

Rene Ruiz Off-The-Shoulder Ombre Gown

Rene Ruiz Off-The-Shoulder Ombre Gown (Style: 393318301), $638 at Bluefly

Long champagne wedding dress with braids by Tonena on etsyLong champagne wedding dress with braids, $690 via Etsy seller Tonena

All Aisles on You Dress in Champagne at ModClothAll Aisles on You Dress in Champagne, $250 at ModCloth

Sue Wong Beaded & Floral Embroidered Tulle GownSue Wong Beaded & Floral Embroidered Tulle Gown in Blush or Beige (Style: 0474132235171), $177.48 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Mac Duggal 'Gladys' Embellished Lace Two-Piece GownMac Duggal ‘Gladys’ Embellished Lace Two-Piece Gown in Blush (Style: 1195619), $598 at Nordstrom

White by Vera Wang Matelasse Floral Wedding Dress at David's BridalWhite by Vera Wang Matelasse Floral Wedding Dress in Blush/Gold or Champagne/Gold (Style: VW351213), $499.99 at David’s Bridal

2016 Steel Blue Bridesmaid Dress with Champagne Lining by Renzrags on Etsy2016 Steel Blue Bridesmaid Dress with Champagne Lining (Style: HW173), $369 via Etsy seller Renzrags

x REVOLVE The Ballroom Dress Lovers + Friendsx REVOLVE The Ballroom Dress by Lovers + Friends in Champagne (Style: LOVF-WD615), $498 at Revolve

Hazel Dress at BHLDNHazel Dress By Aidan Mattox (Style: 38596474), $500 at BHLDN

Luxe Embroidered Lace Champagne Flower Wedding Party Dress by L'Amei on etsyLuxe Embroidered Lace Champagne Flower Wedding Party Dress, $475.02+ via Etsy seller L’Amei

David Meister Lace V Neck GownDavid Meister Lace V Neck Gown (Style: 1731802), $595 at Bloomingdale’s

Perfect, As Planned Dress in Champagne at ModclothPerfect, As Planned Dress in Champagne, $175 at ModCloth

TERANI COUTURE Bridal Beaded Long Chiffon GownTERANI COUTURE Bridal Beaded Long Chiffon Gown (Style: 1000066756), $299.99 at T.J. Maxx

Champagne Whimsical Empire Lace Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves and Open Back | Charissa by ieie on etsyChampagne Whimsical Empire Lace Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves and Open Back | Charissa, $459.95+ via Etsy seller ieie

Phew! I’d say that’s a lot of unique gown options; what do you think, Marta? Offbeat wedding gowns are some of my favorites! And don’t forget, a gown doesn’t have to be labeled as a “wedding” gown to be YOUR wedding gown. Until next time, good luck and happy shopping!

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.
  • 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

    Berta F_W 2015- 15-107

    Hello, 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…

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    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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