Broke-Ass Tag: lace wedding gown

5/19

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I’ve never met a Rue de Seine gown I didn’t love. Case in point, the Fox Gown. It rides the line between free-spirited bohemian and romantic formal, with a corseted bustier bodice and floral patchwork lace that outlines all the curves your mama gave ya. All that hotness comes at a price, though, so reader Amy asked if we could find her some lookalikes for about a third of the cost. You got it, Amy! Coming right up! 

Can't Afford It

Rue de Seine Fox

Rue de Seine’s Fox Gown, $3,250

Get Over It

Free People Aurora Gown

Aurora Gown, $500 at Free People

Strapless Rustic Lace Wedding Gown by Etsy seller hippiebride

Strapless Rustic Lace Wedding Gown, $795 by Etsy seller hippiebride

Drew Gown by Tracy Reese at BHLDN

Drew Gown by Tracy Reese, $900 at BHLDN

Petunia Gown at Kite and Butterfly

Petunia Gown, $1,000 at Kite and Butterfly

Vintage Lace Corset Wedding Gown by HopefullyRomantic

Vintage Lace Corset Wedding Gown, $675 by Etsy seller HopefullyRomantic

Lani Maxi Dress by STYLESTALKER at BHLDN

Lani Maxi Dress by STYLESTALKER, $300 at BHLDN

Zoe High Low Lace Dress at Dreamers and Lovers

Zoe High Low Lace Dress, $785 at Dreamers and Lovers

Luella Mermaid Gown at J. Crew

Luella Mermaid Gown, on sale! for $700 at J. Crew

Roane Gown by Anna Sui at BHLDN

Roane Gown by Anna Sui, $700 at BHLDN

Handmade Unique Lace Boho Wedding Dress by RAWRAGSbyPK

Boho Lace Wedding Dress, $778.05 by Etsy seller RAWRAGSbyPK

French Lace Roses Gown, $975 at Kite and Butterfly

French Lace Roses Gown, $975 at Kite and Butterfly

Ivory Lace Bustier Dress by HopefullyRomantic

Ivory Lace Bustier Dress, $450 by Etsy seller HopefullyRomantic

Or throw a longer skirt on under this crocheted number:

Crochet Lace-Up Mini Dress by cruxandcrow

Crochet Lace-Up Mini Dress, $143 by Etsy seller cruxandcrow

Or pair a skirt with a pretty corset:

Faymi Corset by Jenny Yoo at BHLDN

Faymi Corset by Jenny Yoo, $600 at BHLDN

Lisa’s Bonus Pro Tip: Gown got long sleeves, but you want short? Contact a reputable local seamstress *before* buying, and ask if she can shorten, remove or otherwise alter them for you. 

Whaddya think, Amy? Are any of these gowns foxy enough for ya? Let us know in the comments below! 

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.
  • 5/5

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    Guys, it’s MAY! That means Wedding Season (at least here in the Midwest U.S.) has officially begun! Whether you’re just getting started with your plans or tying up the remaining details, it’s an exciting time! Reader Shelby’s got a bit of extra time, but is already in planning mode: 

    I’m a few years off from getting married (we’re currently both in school and will be paying for our wedding ourselves) I have been binge pinning dresses. I absolutely LOVE Maggie Sottero’s Emma with cap sleeves but can’t justify spending $1,200 on a dress I’ll wear one time (I’d realistically like to spend under $500). Any help would be much appreciated!

    Can't Afford It

    Maggie Sottero Emma

    Maggie Sottero Emma 2

    Maggie Sottero Emma Gown, $1,200

    Get Over It

    Tulle Over Satin Cap Sleeve Trumpet Wedding Dress

    Tulle Over Satin Cap Sleeve Trumpet Wedding Dress, $450 at David’s Bridal

    BHLDN Marivana Lace Gown by Tadashi Shoji

    Marivana Lace Gown by Tadashi Shoji, $650 at BHLDN

    Lace Wedding Gown With Cap Sleeves by Affordablebridals

    Lace Wedding Gown With Cap Sleeves, $490 by Etsy seller Affordablebridals

    Beaded Cap Sleeve Chiffon A-line Dress

    Beaded Cap Sleeve Chiffon A-line Dress, $140 at David’s Bridal

    Used Maggie Sottero Anniston

    Used Maggie Sottero Anniston, $500 at PreOwned Wedding Dresses

    Used Maggie Sottero Browyn

    Used Maggie Sottero Browyn, $440 at PreOwned Wedding Dresses

    Cap Sleeve Lace Tulle Wedding Dress With Low Back by LaVitaBrides

    Cap Sleeve Lace Tulle Wedding Dress With Low Back, $290 by Etsy seller LaVitaBrides

    Ivory Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress With Cap Sleeves by ieie

    Ivory Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress With Cap Sleeves, $460+ by Etsy seller ieie

    Ivory Handmade Mermaid Lace Wedding Gown by customdress1900

    Ivory Handmade Mermaid Lace Wedding Gown, $279 by Etsy seller customdress1900

    Over budget with cap sleeves:

    Maggie Sottero's mission is to make dreams a reality for every Maggie Sottero bride by delivering innovative designs, superior quality and best-in-class service.

    Used Maggie Sottero Emma, $700 at Nearly Newlywed

    Over budget and no cap sleeves:

    Used Maggie Sottero Emma

    Pre-Owned Maggie Sottero Emma Gown, $700 at PreOwned Wedding Dresses

    Lisa’s Bonus Pro Tip: While it’s tempting to start with the dress hunt, sometimes it can be more stressful than fun. There’s a lot that can change over time — including your wedding date, budget, venue location, design trends, and even your own taste in gowns — and if you buy your gown too early, you might be faced with the decision to either buy a second (more $$$), or stick with the one you have even though you’ve fallen in love with a second (or third!) gown (many sadfaces). Especially for BABs, it’s a good idea to collect inspiration images, but wait to make your gown purchase until most of the “big stuff” is in place — budget, date, guest list, venue. And once you buy your gown, STOP LOOKING! 

    Well Shelby, I hope some of these gowns will help to satisfy the binge pinning! Best wishes in your planning, and let us know what you decide! 

    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.
  • 4/7

    Pronovias Kampara Front

    What's dripping with delicate lace, sporting long, semi-sheer sleeves, and on-trend with Spring 2016's cold-shoulder look? It's the Pronovias Kampara gown! With a deep sweetheart neckline and similarly deep-cut low back, both with scalloped illusion lace, and mermaid silhouette with subtly gathered train in allover, the Kampara is a modern, sultry adaptation of a classic gown.  BAB reader Kara contacted us to request help finding…

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    3/31

    Rue De Seine Chloe Gown

    We may be headed into warmer spring temps these days, but today's CAI/GOI request has me on the hunt for a more winter-friendly long-sleeve gown. (To be honest, I would totally rock a long-sleeve gown at a summer wedding too. Whatever, man, SLEEVES! Love 'em.) Anywho, reader Suzanne writes: "I am in LOVE with the Rue De Seine Chloe Gown, but it's so far beyond…

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    3/24

    Julie Vino Grace Gown - Provence Collection 805

    Some gowns aren't just stunning specimens of fashion -- they're downright works of art. Julie Vino's gowns stop me in my tracks every time, much like a Picasso or Van Gogh. They're at once sexy and romantic, chic yet somehow still understated. And totally responsible for occasional exclamations of joy and utter disbelief that such a thing of beauty exists. BAB reader TC seems to agree with…

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  • 3/10

    Grace Loves Lace Hollie Gown

    Hunting for the gown that's juuuust right can sometimes feel like hunting a T-Rex ... or okay, maybe not, because the gown isn't hunting you back. But it's easy to feel a bit like maybe The Dress just doesn't exist ... because it's extinct or whatever ... especially after hunting for what seems like FOREVER. BAB reader Alexis wrote to us about her experience of this: …

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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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    2/17

    Ersa Atelier Eirine

    You guys, today's CAI/GOI request was quite a challenge! Reader Jane wrote in on this post with: "Hello! I was wondering if you could work you're magic and help me out! I recently fell in love with Ersa Atelier's lacy Eirene dress (darn Pinterest!) & it is WAY over my budget. This might be too big a big leap, but my budget is really more…

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  • 1/21

    House of Mooshki Primrose front

    Cold and snow have taken over the Northeast, but today's CAI/GOI request is for a retro-inspired, tea length gown that has me thinking fun and sun! Reader Ashley M. commented on this post with: "How about 'Primrose' by House of Mooshki? Any similar suggestions? I am absolutely in LOVE with the dress but am looking to spend no more then $1,000 on a wedding dress.…

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