Broke-Ass Tag: bhldn

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

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewReader 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 be under $1000, if you all could please help me find something similar I would greatly appreciate it!!!”

    Both the “Antonia” and the “Juno” feature a mermaid silhouette, deep sweetheart neckline and open back. I looked for similarly slinky floor-length gowns in satin or silk, with a deep v-neck or low back. Bonus points for beaded or embroidered embellishments, or cut-outs. I also made sure to avoid lace options in my search. Let’s check them out!

    Can't Afford ItGalia Lahav AntoniaGalia Lahav “Antonia,” La Dolce Vita Collection, $10,800

    Get Over ItRomantic Deep V Ivory Wedding Dress by MayaKz on EtsyRomantic Deep V Ivory Wedding Dress, $395 by Etsy seller MayaKz

    Crepe racer back wedding dress by Camille La VieCrepe racer back wedding dress by Camille La Vie (Style: 6425w), $600 at edressme

    Cinq à Sept Everest Sleeveless GownCinq à Sept Everest Sleeveless Gown in Ivory (Style: 0400090334551), $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Mermaid Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline at David's BridalGalina Signature Mermaid Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline (Style: SWG724), $950 at David’s Bridal

    Feminine A Line Wedding Dress by Etsy seller LaceMarryFeminine A Line Wedding Dress, $225 by Etsy seller LaceMarry

    Sean Collection Gown - Sleeveless Sweetheart Neck Open BackSean Collection Gown – Sleeveless Sweetheart Neck Open Back (Style: 1249111), $368 at Bloomingdale’s

    Dress the Population 'Delani' Sequin Crepe GownDress the Population ‘Delani’ Sequin Crepe Gown in Ivory/Pearl (Style: 1021888), $248 at Nordstrom

    Theia Ruched Chiffon GownTheia Ruched Chiffon Gown (Style: THEIA30011), $895 at Shopbop

    Mermaid wedding Dress by Etsy seller customdress1900Mermaid Wedding Dress, $259 by Etsy seller customdress1900

    Ivory Beaded V-Neck Sheer Back Long Gown 2016 Homecoming Dresses at Unique VintageIvory Beaded V-Neck Sheer Back Long Gown 2016 Homecoming Dresses (Style: P18190), $311 at Unique Vintage

    Elizabeth and James Russell DressElizabeth and James Russell Dress in Ivory (Style: 0400089146227), $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Faviana Chiffon V-Neck Gown with Full SkirtFaviana Chiffon V-Neck Gown w/ Full Skirt in Ivory (Style: 7747), $298 at Zappos

    Delicate Desire Wedding Dress by SunsetNirvanaDelicate Desire Wedding Dress, $470 by Etsy seller SunsetNirvana

    Bridal Cami Maxi Dress White by missguidedBridal Cami Maxi Dress White, $136 at Missguided

    Dutch Satin Illusion Sweetheart Gown by Mac DuggalDutch Satin Illusion Sweetheart Gown by Mac Duggal (Style: 62580Y), $798 at edressme

    White bridal gown with deep v back by etsy seller Bihouxjewels80White Bridal Gown with Deep V Back, $900 by Etsy seller Bijouxjewels80

    And one that’s a little over $1,000 …

    Abigail Gown at BHLDNAbigail Gown By Nicole Miller (Style: 36984102), $1,200 at BHLDN

    What do you think Tempest? Do any of these gowns take your mind off the Galia Lahav? 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.
  • 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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  • 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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