Broke-Ass Tag: bhldn

11/10

Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’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 “Luna” gown features lace accented shoulders and back, blouson top and a sheath silhouette. It is an unfussy wedding gown that flatters and — most importantly — looks pretty darn comfortable too! I searched for similarly styled gowns in crepe, satin, or jersey with just a bit of lace on top. Now is a great time to shop, as many retailers are clearing out merchandise, so many of the Get Over It gowns are on SALE! Whoop! Let’s go shopping!

Can't Afford ItAmy Kuschel Luna Gown“Luna” by Amy Kuschel, ~$2,000

Get Over ItJersey Sheath Dress with Illusion Waist and Back at David's BridalJersey Sheath Dress with Illusion Waist and Back (Style: SDWG0125), $199.95 at David’s Bridal

Maeve Gown at BHLDN“Maeve” Gown By Theia Bridal (Style: 37038544), $700 at BHLDN

Cowl Neck Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress with Lace panel back by ieie on EtsyCowl Neck Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress with Lace panel back (Style: Y121204 Naomi), $469.95 from Etsy seller ieie

Magnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress in White at ModClothMagnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress in White, $275 at ModCloth

'Tina' Tie Back Chiffon Gown CEREMONY BY JOANNA AUGUST‘Tina’ Tie Back Chiffon Gown from CEREMONY BY JOANNA AUGUST in “Going to the Chapel” (Style: 5118166), $285 at Nordstrom

Badgley Mischka Collection Bow Back GownBadgley Mischka Collection Bow Back Gown (Style: BADGA30047), $575 at Shopbop

Lace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress at David's BridalLace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress (Style: XS3450), $179.95 at David’s Bridal

Livia Gown from BHLDN“Livia” Gown By Badgley Mischka (Style: 32546285), $800 at BHLDN

Backless Wedding Dress from FrenchKnotCouture on Etsy“CHANDELIER” Backless Wedding Dress, $800+ from Etsy seller FrenchKnotCouture

Simply Stunning Maxi Dress in White at ModClothSimply Stunning Maxi Dress in White, $250 at ModCloth

Drape Back Crepe Gown KATIE MAYDrape Back Crepe Gown from KATIE MAY (Style: 5271216), $295 at Nordstrom

Slim Charmeuse Gown with Lace Keyhole Back at David's BridalSlim Charmeuse Gown with Lace Keyhole Back (Style: AI10020480), $199.24 at David’s Bridal

What do you think, Jane? Will any of the above gowns help your daughter get over the “Luna” gown? Let us know in the comments! It’s a great time to shop the sales.

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.

  • 8/18

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’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 at $2,900, wayyyy over my budget. I’d ideally like something more around the $700 mark.”

    We’ve got you, Colette! To help you get over the Prospere, I’ve searched for mostly unadorned mid-length gowns, some with sleeves and/or pockets. Being tea-length, many available gowns have a bit of a ’50s flair, which speaks to the classic feel of the Prospere. Let’s check them out!

    Can't Afford ItProspere Gown from BHLDNProspere Gown By Delphine Manivet (Style: 38125951), $2,900 at BHLDN

    Get Over ItThe Exchanging of Wows Dress in White from ModClothThe Exchanging of Wows Dress in White, $300 at ModCloth

    Custom made Modest Retro 50s Tea Length Wedding Dress by etsy seller LAmeiCustom made Modest Retro 50s Tea Length Wedding Dress, $328.77+ from Etsy seller L’Amei

    Spaghetti Strap Empire Waist Ball Gown at David's BridalSpaghetti Strap Empire Waist Ball Gown By Galina (Style: KP3694), $449.99 at David’s Bridal

    Katja Dress at BHLDNKatja Dress By The Jetset Diaries (Style: 38621355), $200 at BHLDN

    Unique Vintage 1950s Ivory Delores Sleeved Swing Dress at Unique Vintage1950s Ivory Delores Sleeved Swing Dress (Style: P16984), $88 at Unique Vintage

    Stop Staring! Madstyle Classic Swing Skirt DressStop Staring! Madstyle Classic Swing Skirt Dress (Style: 8505866), $139.99 at 6PM

    Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress by Etsy seller TashaWeddingStudioVintage Inspired Wedding Dress, $222.53 from Etsy seller TashaWeddingStudio

    Allure I’ve Dreamed Of Dress in White at ModClothAllure I’ve Dreamed Of Dress in White, $200 at ModCloth

    Aidan Mattox High_Low Dress in WhiteAidan Mattox High/Low Dress (Style: 1695957), $295 at Bloomingdale’s

    Stop Staring! 1950s Style Ivory Noely Bow Stretch Swing Dress at Unique VintageStop Staring! 1950s Style Ivory Noely Bow Stretch Swing Dress (Style: P19489), $172 at Unique Vintage

    Beloved and Beyond Dress in Ivory at ModClothBeloved and Beyond Dress in Ivory, $175 at ModCloth

    Miss Arlena's Modern Wedding - Tea length Gown by etsy seller PorshesPlaceMiss Arlena’s Modern Wedding – Tea length Gown, $365+ from Etsy seller porshesplace

    MISHA COLLECTION 'Evona' Caped Silk Midi DressMISHA COLLECTION ‘Evona’ Caped Silk Midi Dress (Style: 5203448), $350 at Nordstrom

    Vintage 1950s Style Ivory Cap Sleeve Swing Dress at Unique VintageVintage 1950s Style Ivory Cap Sleeve Swing Dress (Style: P38705), $82 at Unique Vintage

    Simple Tea Length Wedding or Bridesmaid Dress by etsy seller LAmeiSimple Tea Length Wedding or Bridesmaid Dress, $219.18+ from Etsy seller L’Amei

    Berlin Dress at BHLDNBerlin Dress By Sachin + Babi (Style: 38955118), $600 at BHLDN

    What do you think, Colette? Do any of these gown have you leaving Prospere in the dust? 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. 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.

  • 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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    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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