Have you seen BHLDN’s Fall 2015 line yet? Well, you should get on that because, as always, it is gorgeous! Today’s CAI/GOI request is from reader Kyla, who emailed us looking for some help finding a dress similar to BHLDN‘s Valentina gown, from the Spring 2015 collection. Oh, the ruffles on the back of that gown! What an unexpected surprise as you walk down the aisle!
A handful of the gowns below are designed by Badgley Mischka, same as the Valentina, so it makes sense that they share similar qualities. I tried to focus on the ruffled back, and I think a couple of my suggestions come pretty darn close, with others showing different takes on the ruffled look. Enjoy!
Those are some elegant gowns! That last dress is a bridesmaid’s dress, but comes in white and ivory and is SO close to looking like the Valentina gown. Confession: I have seen a real-life non-model wear that dress as her wedding gown and it was seriously beautiful. And Hellooooo, it’s also the cheapest option. Bonus points for saving beaucoup bucks on your wedding gown and looking hot while doing it!
Well Kyla, what do you think? Is there a Valentina look-alike in the bunch that works for you? Please let us know!
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.
It’s Christmas in July! No, not really, but pretty damn close, y’all.
David’s Bridal is having their hugest sale of the season. And by huge, we mean RIDICULOUS. For serious. From wedding dresses to styles for your entourage to all those pretty little sparkly adornments, prices are slashed across the board:
* Wedding dresses that were originally $300-$600 are now as low as $99, with discounts of $50-$200 off David’s Bridal’s largest selection of frocks.
* All bridesmaids dresses (except Special Value dresses, which are marked as such) are $20 off.
* Regular priced jewelry and shoes are Buy One, Get One 50% off (heeeyyyy bridesmaid gifts)!
OK, that’s a lot of info, right? And what are you supposed to do, just amble on into the store and try to figure out what’s what amid the chaos? Nah, we wouldn’t do that to you. To start, if you dug any of the dresses in this post then you’re in luck — those beauties are all game for some dollar-saving action! But I’mma go ahead an do you an even bigger solid.
I pulled together a few favorite looks and worked with the team at David’s to pair them with accessories that (shock! gasp!) are also on sale so you can attack this awesomeness with a game plan and come out on top. Cool? I thought so.
Style Tip: Though small, a little clip with a dash of sparkle is a good way to add some pizazz to your hair without rocking a veil. The flower clip complements the beaded floral applicque bodice. Throw on some arm candy and you’re all set!
Style Tip: Want to ooze that bridal feeling on your big day? Grab a veil. mid-length tulle style with a pencil edge (bottom) is soft and subtle while a longer cathedral-length amps up the drama. Try on various styles to see what works best for you. Necklace: $10 Veil: $129.95 Gown: $649
Style Tip: Traditional and timeless, pearls are a gorgeous option without the bling overload. They add a little shimmer without blinding anyone and are a very classic bridal accessory.
Style Tip: If your crew is donning something bright, metallic shoes and accessories are probz the way to go. In styles of their choosing but in one shimmery hue, they’ll look coordinated without being too matchy-matchy. Plus, um, can we talk about that knuckleduster clutch?
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