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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!

Can't Afford ItBHLDN Valentina frontBHLDN Valentina backValentina Gown By Badgley Mischka (Style: 34450551), $1,000 at BHLDN

Get Over ItBadgley Mischka Collection Iridescent Strapless Ruffle Gown ShopBopBadgley Mischka Collection Iridescent Strapless Ruffle Gown (Style: BADGA30009), $695 at Shopbop

Tony Bowls Evenings Sleeveless Organza Ruffle Evening Gown edressmeTony Bowls Evenings Sleeveless Organza Ruffle Evening Gown (Style: TBE21517), $558 at eDressMe

Badgley Mischka ivory stretch jersey draped open back evening gown blueflyBadgley Mischka Ivory Stretch Jersey Draped Open Back Evening Gown (Style: 359226601), $349 at Bluefly

Anjolique Wedding Dresses Style- 2165 ruffle backAnjolique “In Stock” Wedding Dress from Fall 2010 (Style: 2165), only available in an ivory size 14, $499.50 at

Mikado Gown with Ruffle BackSAMPLE Mikado Gown with Ruffle Back (Style: AI10030248), $248.48 at David’s Bridal

Badgley Mischka Collection Strapless Ruffle Gown shopbopBadgley Mischka Collection Strapless Ruffle Gown (Style: BADGA30010), $627 at Shopbop

Chiffon Wedding Gown with Ruffle Detail and LaceChiffon Wedding Gown with Ruffle Detail and Lace (Style: MB3491), $299.99 at David’s Bridal

After Six Wedding Dress 1039 ruffle trainAfter Six Wedding Dress (Style: 1039), $435 at The Dessy Group

Badgley Mischka Deep V-Back Pleated GownBadgley Mischka Deep V-Back Pleated Gown (Style: 8569365), $555.99 at

Sleeveless Chiffon Dress with Ruffled Back Detail Davids BridalSleeveless Chiffon Dress with Ruffled Back Detail (Style: F15530), comes in white and ivory, $159.95 at David’s Bridal

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.
  • 7/21

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    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)!

    * And for the extra cherry on top, all clearance accessories, shoes and gifts are an extra 40% off.

    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.

    Gown YP3344, Necklace MNJ2905, Earring CZ108

    Gown: $774 Necklace: $50 Earrings: $10

    Style Tip: strapless gowns are perf for a statement-making necklace. Keep your other bedazzlers sweet ‘n’ simple — a pair of simple studs pull the look together without being too much.

    Gown WG3672, Blusher WPD17121

    Gown: $649 Headpiece: $79

    Style Tip: Want vintage? Get a blusher. Bonus: They’re versatile, so if you decide to slip into something shorter for the dance floor, this little baby will easily work for both outfits.

    Gown WG3532, Headpiece 35986C001, Bracelet 9721

    Headpiece: $19.95 Bracelet: $12 Gown: $499.99

    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!Gown V9409, Veil 850, Veil WPD17939

    Veil, Top: $299.95 Veil, Bottom: $49.95 Gown: $449
    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.
    Gown KP3696, Veil V390, Necklace 80018Necklace: $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.Bridesmaid in Sangria F15530, Headband H22490, Shoe Feliz

    Headband: $8.99 Shoe: $49.95 Dress: $139.95
    Style Tip: Gold + jewel tones = holy regal, Batman! However, the metallic hue also works well with neutrals and pastels. So, of course, gold wins.Bridesmaid F16004 in Petal, Shoe Andrea, Shoe Savannah in BegoniaShoe, Top: $59.50 Shoe, Bottom: $59.95 Dress: $79.99

    Style Tip: Blush is an ever-popular color for your brigade. Go with the sweet and feminine look by pairing a light pink frock with gold, or make a statement and go bold.Bridesmaid F15749 in Marine, Bracelet 10034318BR, Earring 10034316Er

    Dress: $149.95 Earrings: $19.95 Bracelet: $25.95

    Style Tip: Pull together a coordinating look by adding baubles in a color palette that matches their dresses. The two tone accessories here only help enhance the dark blue dress.Bridesmaid F15711 in Apple, Bracelet J8007B, Earring 70503124

    Dress: $129.95 Bracelet: $30 Earrings: $15.95

    Style Tip: A short ‘n’ flirty dress gets a glamorous makeover with some serious #sparklez. Skip the necklace with an illusion neckline, and opt instead for earrings and a bracelet.Bridesmaid F15701 in Begonia, Handbag Dazzle, Shoe Jazz

    Bag: $49.95 Shoes: $79.95 Dress: $99.95

    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?
    Bridesmaid F1555 in Horizon, Bag Mayan

    Dress: $69.99-$79.99 Clutch: $29.95

    Style Tip: Let your crew customize their look — you pick the frock, they get the say over how they accessorize. Perhaps gift them with a gorgeous clutch that will complement their styles.

    Well, Broke-Asses, what are you waiting for? Get thee to David’s Bridal and save some skrilla on your wedding day goodies!

    Which of the above looks is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

    The Broke-Ass Bride
  • 6/30

    Photo by Andie Freeman Photography

    Name: Jessica Knowles and Andrew Long Occupation: Jessica - Sales and Marketing Manager for Housing Company; Andrew - Landscape Designer Wedding location: Brickyard at Riverside Golf Club, Macon, Georgia Wedding Date: May 16, 2015 Budget: Around $15,000. The amounts below add up to around $20,000, however my parents paid about $15K, I paid for photography, hair/makeup and rings. Groom's family paid for his tux and…

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    David's Bridal WG 3672 || Photo: Small Town Girl Photography

    You guys really dug my BHLDN wedding gown test drive post and The Broke-Ass Bride received a number of requests to keep the party going. As luck would have it, David's Bridal was totally into the idea, so with Alyssa from Small Town Girl Photography and Real Bride Shannon in tow, we hit the store in Lewisville, Texas, to take a few of their gorgeous and…

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  • 3/31

    As a Broke-Ass Bride I want to be as equally wallet conscious for my Broke-Ass bridesmaids. As much I love being in many weddings, I have been known to silently shed a tear looking at my bank account during wedding season. Between the dress, shoes, makeup, hair, bridal shower, bridal shower gift, bachelorette and wedding gift, it adds up. However, I am lucky that the weddings I have…

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    With the holidays over and the nine-month mark just behind us, it's time to get this wedding train a-movin'! On Saturday, my mom, my fiance's mom, and two of my best friends are accompanying me to Luxe Bridal and David's Bridal, and hopefully we will find me a dress. I think it's interesting to look at what people think they want versus what they end…

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    What up, BABs?! This week we are helping yet another lovely, bride-to-be, Lauren find the perfect dress. Yay! Something about Amsale's "Harbor" dress spoke to her and she has fallen in love. The almost $5,000 price tag, however, is NOT so lovable. I fell in love with Amsale myself a few years ago when I watched an episode of "Brothers & Sisters" where Rachel Griffiths'…

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  • 9/3

    OK, a ridiculously amazing thing happened. Remember how I fell in love with a dress, but couldn't afford it, so went to San Diego to buy another one? Remember how it seemed like that was the end of the story? It wasn't. I know, I was as shocked as you. As much as I really liked the dress I bought in San Diego, I still…

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