Broke-Ass Tag: bhldn

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 info@brokeassbride.com 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

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’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 confection I wore for my first wedding, but still romantic and bridal. We’re holding a small family wedding next spring. I’ve fallen for the Fig dress by Korovilas for Bhldn–love the unique swing silhouette, boatneck, and mix of textures. Ideally would like to spend less than $400 as we’re concentrating budget on footing the bill for our family to travel and celebrate with us. Would love your insights–this silhouette seems hard to find! xoxo”

    Thanks for the love, Kate, and congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Before I dive into look-alikes, I wanted to let you know that if you happen to be a size extra-small or small, you are in major luck because the “Fig” gown is on super sale right now! If that won’t work for you, I’m also posting a lineup of similar gowns that feature a flowing silhouette (you’re right, swing-style gowns are hard to find!), texture on the bodice, and a boatneck or high neckline. Let’s check them out!

    Can't Afford ItFig Dress from BHLDNFig Dress By Korovilas (Style: 38292330), $250 at BHLDN

    Get Over ItHigh Neck Chiffon Wedding Dress with Beading at David's BridalHigh Neck Chiffon Wedding Dress with Beading (Style: 231M75160), $179.99 at David’s Bridal

    Jessalyn Dress at BHLDNJessalyn Dress From Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (Style: 39813035), $200 at BHLDN

    2016 Luxury A Line Boat Neck V Back Designs by Etsy seller flourishingli2016 Luxury A Line Boat Neck V Back Design Dress, $295 by Etsy seller flourishingli

    Rachel Pally Anya DressRachel Pally Anya Dress in White or Cream (Style: 8114778), $255 at Zappos

    Raga Crochet-Paneled Maxi Dress at Forever21Raga Crochet-Paneled Maxi Dress (Style: 2000168759), $118 at Forever 21

    Illusion Neckline Crystal Bodice Chiffon Dress at David's BridalIllusion Neckline Crystal Bodice Chiffon Dress (Style: 182892DB), $159.99 at David’s Bridal

    Paulette Dress at BHLDNPaulette Dress By Needle & Thread (Style: 37783354), $250 at BHLDN

    Roselyn Off White Wedding Dress by Etsy seller GatsbyladyRoselyn Off White Wedding Dress, $189 by Etsy seller Gatsbylady

    Love Runs High Ivory Maxi Dress at Lulu'sLove Runs High Ivory Maxi Dress (Style: 394212), $39 at Lulus

    Off White Embellished Cutout Back Chiffon Long Dress at Unique VintageOff White Embellished Cutout Back Chiffon Long Dress (Style: P31760), $238 at Unique Vintage

    What do you think, Kate? Is the original “Fig” dress the winner, or does something in the roundup above catch your eye? 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 info@brokeassbride.com 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.
  • 12/15

    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 (http://www.nicolemiller.com/as... 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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    8/18

    Prospere Gown from BHLDN

    Today's CAI/GOI request is for a lovely French gown from designer Delphine Manivet. Reader Colette wrote in on this post asking us for some help. She loves the Prospere gown, a tea-length satin-cotton dress with half sleeves. The Prospere features a deep v-neck and side pockets (aka, flask caddies!), but is otherwise simple and sophisticated. It's classic, yet modern. Colette says: "It's so stunning, but…

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  • 8/4

    Galia Lahav Antonia

    Reader Tempest has a CAI/GOI request for a hot, hot Galia Lahav-inspired number. She commented on this post with: "I am in love with the Galia Lahav La Dolce Vita collection; in particular the Antonia. I could also go for the Galia Lahav Empress Collection -- the Juno -- but with a satin fabric, lace is not really my thing. My ideal budget is to…

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    7/7

    Gabriela Gown from BHLDN

    Today'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…

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    5/26

    Bien Savvy Addicted to Your Lips

    Today'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…

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  • 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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