Posts in the 'House of Brides' Category

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Elie Saab’s “Louisse” Inspired Dress For Under $1,500

Hello my BAB’s! I hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July weekend filled with plenty of sparklers! Summer sure is flying by. We’ve been getting lots of requests from you ladies which is so awesome. This week we’re helping a BAB get over this very lovely gown from the 2014 collection of Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias. I have spent many days just staring at Elie Saab dresses, trying to lift my jaw off the floor because they’re … perfect. He started designing wedding dresses over 30 years ago and every collection is more beautiful than the last. There are always some beautiful, intricate details that make his gowns really stand out.

 

Can't Afford It

ElieSaabElie Saab’s “Louisse” $8,800 at Pronovias

Get Over It

JJsHouseV-Neck Floor Length Chiffon Charmeuse With Ruffle Lace Beading (Style: 017019722) $176 at JJsHouse.com

*Comes In Ivory, too.

LightInTheBoxV-Neck Charmeuse Court Train Wedding Dress (Style: 01538210) $250 at LightintheBox.com

BHLDNFull Ball-Gown Skirt With Delicate Lace, Tulle & Crystal Embellishments (Style: 30369367) $380 at BHLDN

UniqueVintageBeaded Ruched Bodice & Cap Sleeves Are Embellished With Exquisite Crystals (Style: P4672) $538 at Unique Vintage

AnnTaylorA-Line Gown With Lace Cap Sleeves & V-Neck With Lace Inset (Style: 325062) $750 at Ann Taylor

HouseofBridesA-Line Gown Gown Made In Royal Duchess Satin & Tulle Overlay (Style: BL083) $776 at HouseofBrides.com

BestBridalPricesCrystal Beading Trims The Embroidered Lace On Organza (Style: 5202) $1,049 at BestBridalPrices.com

BestBridalPrices2Crystal Beaded Embroidery & Alencon Lace Appliques On Net With Wide Hemline (Style: 2616) $1,180 at BestBridalPrices.com

I hope I was able to find some other dresses you can love just as much. Let us know what you think! Until next week, BABs …

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.

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A Gown Inspired by Three Israeli Designers for Under $2K

Sarah wrote in this week looking for a Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! gown that embodies three lovely dresses she found. She was surprised that so many unique bridal designers are out of Israel. To be honest, I kind of was, too. These dresses (in Jem fashion) are “truly outrageous!” The construction, beautiful fabrics and detail that go into these one-of-a-kind designs are some of the loveliest I’ve EVER seen. Here’s what Sarah had to say:

“I’m having such a can’t afford it moment right now! I’m absolutely IN LOVE with all of the Israeli designers out there (who knew that Israel is where the creme de la creme of wedding fashion resides … not this girl … until now!). And while I know you aren’t going to get the same high quality fabrics as you would with these dresses. I want something that hits the same tone as any of these dresses for under 2k”

I couldn’t find exact prices for these dresses but let’s just say you could have a pretty spectacular honeymoon for any one of them.

 Can't Afford It

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Get Over It

 

 

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Chiffon A-line gown with a small cowl neckline with flowing open sleeves (Style: 11669) $338 at Madame Bridal.

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Chic Vintage V-Neck Lace Wedding Gown $376 at Etsy.

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Satin Strapless Mermaid Gown With Embellishment (Style: 111209 Khloe) $778 at HouseofBrides.com

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Satin Strapless Gown With Sweetheart Bust Line (Style: 11237) $898 at Madame Bridal.

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An Elegant Combination Of Crepe And Romantic Lace (Style: 28923803 / Odessa) $1095 at BHLDN.

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Shimmering Beaded Embellishments Showcase The Lovely Illusion V-Neckline (Style: 15535) $1,149 at Madame Bridal.

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Crystal Edged Alencon Lace On Lustrous Satin (Style: 1967) $1,196 at House of Brides.

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Sweetheart Tank Bodice With Figure Flattering Corset (Style: ZP345006) $1250 at David’s Bridal.

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Crystal Beaded Embroidery On An Allover Alencon Lace Gown (Style: 2675) $1450 at BestBridalPrices.com

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This Hand-Embellished Gown Glimmers With Beads From The Double-Strap Back To Floor Skimming Hem (Style: 31883556 / Elsa) $1495 at BHLDN

You should also check out Grace Loves Lace because they have a KILLER selection of unique dresses. A couple of my favesies are, “Giselle” and “Dillon.” This boutique is in Australia so if you convert AUD to USD, most of them will still fall within your $2K budget even with S&H. BAM! Please let me know what you think or if you would like more suggestions just let me 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!

 

{Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} A Dress Inspired By Alfred Angelo’s Disney “Belle” Gown For Under $550

Princesses are the way so many of us fall in love with our future weddings. It’s all about the details and, of course, the dress. It was only a matter of time before a princess line of Disney dresses hit the scene and captured the hearts of BABs. That doesn’t necessarily make the dream affordable, however.

Hey there! I have a CAI/GOI-esque dilemma.

I’ve fallen madly in love with Alfred Angelo’s Disney “Belle” dress–of course I had to try it on even knowing I couldn’t afford the $1200 price tag. And of course the stock size fit perfectly and made my boobs look good (a major feat of its own) and made me feel like a princess.

I’m just in love with the detailing on top, though it’s not quite as much a “must” as the magic-poof on the bottom. Please help me find something nearly (or entirely) as awesome for under $550!

We can definitely find you a princess worthy dress. It just may not be the exact fairy tale you originally envisioned. But happily ever after doesn’t have to be exactly perfect. Be open to some of these beauties.

CAN’T AFFORD IT

Alfred Angelo’s Disney Belle (Retail: $1,199)

GET OVER IT

Satin and Taffeta Gown with Beaded Metallic Lace ($399 at David’s Bridal)

Wedding Gown ($350 at RomanticGowns.com)

Organza Draped Pike-Up with Beaded Lace Empire ($399.99 at David’s Bridal)

 

Wedding Gown ($549 at RomanticGowns.com)

Satin Corset with Beaded Lace Appliques ($499.99 at David’s Bridal)

 

Victoria Wedding Gown ($549 at RomanticGowns.com)

 It would be easy to live your ball gown fantasy in any of these amazing dresses. HOWEVER – and this is kind of a big deal – if you’re up to stretch your budget to $615, House of Brides offers the exact gown you’re looking for. (Maybe I should’ve led with that? At least now you have options!) So, what will it be?