Broke-Ass Tag: lace wedding gown

10/6

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Hey BABs! Much as I’d love to play Fairy Godmother and conjure each of you the perfect gown with a flick of my sparkly wand, I am but a mere mortal, confined to hunting for wedding dresses from among those that already exist. It’s been my honor and pleasure being a #GownHunter for you, but now it’s time for me to pass the torch. This will be my last CAI / GOI post for the foreseeable future (:sniff:), but DON’T PANIC! Caitlyn’s got your back, and the CAI / GOI posts will continue, so keep sending your requests!

For my last trick — er, post — I’m tackling a request for three inspiration gowns, so buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Hey! 🙂 My name is Hanna and I am looking for a wedding dress that is under $200. We are paying for everything ourselves and I cannot afford to spend a lot of money on a dress but I still want it to look amazing. I am in love with the wedding dresses by Allure but they are way too expensive. Can you please help me find something like these dresses but in my price range?

Can't Afford It

Allure Bridals 2809

Allure Bridals 2809, $750-$999

Allure Bridals 2858

Allure Bridals 2858, $1,000-$1,499

Allure Bridals 9272

Allure Bridals 9272, $1,000-$1,499

Get Over It

Ivory Lace Open Back Wedding Dress by Dresssupermaker

Ivory Lace Open Back Wedding Dress, $149+ by Etsy seller Dresssupermaker

Enchants Encounter Dress in Peach

Enchants Encounter Dress in Peach, $175 at Modcloth

A-line Sheer Ivory Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress by MermaidBridal

A-line Sheer Ivory Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress, $199 by Etsy seller MermaidBridal

Fete of the Union Maxi Dress in Ivory

Fete of the Union Maxi Dress in Ivory, $150 at Modcloth

Own the Ceremony Maxi Dress in White

Own the Ceremony Maxi Dress in White, $175 at Modcloth

Allison Parris Sugar Coat Dress

Allison Parris Sugar Coat Dress, $70 rental at Rent the Runway

Simply Liliana Wedding Dress

Simply Liliana Wedding Dress, $65 at Tradesy

A Love Above the Rest Fit and Flare Dress in Blush

A Love Above the Rest Fit and Flare Dress in Blush, $175 at Modcloth

Tulle Love and Cherish Lace Dress in White

Tulle Love and Cherish Lace Dress in White, $175 at Modcloth

The Depth of Your Delicacy Fit and Flare Dress in Petal

The Depth of Your Delicacy Fit and Flare Dress in Petal, $60 at Modcloth

Marabelle Lace Dress

Marabelle Lace Dress, $65 at Ruche

Fancy Forecast Lace Dress

Fancy Forecast Lace Dress, $40 at Modcloth

Short Lace Wedding Dress by ieie

Short Lace Wedding Dress, $200 by Etsy seller ieie

What do you think, Hanna? Can any of these gowns stand in for an amazing Allure wedding dress? Stop by and 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.
  • 9/22

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    Hey BABs! Thanks so much for hanging in there as we work our way through all the requests for help with finding alternate gowns. While you’re waiting for us to get to your request, don’t forget that you can use the search bar in the upper right to see posts we’ve written about your gown’s designer, or just pop in “can’t afford it” to see all the CAI / GOI posts for inspiration. 

    And now for today’s post, to tackle reader Stefanie’s request:

    I recently came across your site and saw a number of blogs where you assisted other brides in finding a similar dress to one they love but cannot afford. I have found myself in the same predicament. I am absolutely IN LOVE with the Allure Couture style C243. It’s a beautiful vintage looking lace dress with a very slight a-line shape. I love the narrower skirt as I wanted something between a ballgown and mermaid/trumpet. Can you help me find something similar? I’d be forever grateful! Thank you!!

    You got it, Stefanie!

    Can't Afford It

    Allure Couture C243

    Allure Couture C243, $2,000+

    Get Over It

    Waterfall Sweetheart Lace Mermaid Beaded Wedding Gown by Tulle and Chantilly

    Waterfall Sweetheart Lace Mermaid Beaded Wedding Gown, $480 at Tulle and Chantilly

    Sweetheart A-Line Tulle and Lace Wedding Dress

    Sweetheart A-Line Tulle and Lace Wedding Dress, $900 at David’s Bridal

    La Femme Strapless Sweetheart Lace Column Gown

    La Femme Strapless Sweetheart Lace Column Gown, $398 at Neiman Marcus

    For Love and Matrimony Wedding Dress in White

    For Love and Matrimony Wedding Dress in White, $300 at ModCloth

    Allover Lace A-Line Strapless Wedding Dress

    Allover Lace A-Line Strapless Wedding Dress, $450 at David’s Bridal

    Market Gown by Stone Cold Fox

    Market Gown, $815 at Stone Cold Fox

    JS Collections Sleeveless Soutache Dress

    JS Collections Sleeveless Soutache Dress, $195 at Bloomingdales

    A-line All Over Beaded Corded Lace Wedding Dress

    A-line All Over Beaded Corded Lace Wedding Dress, $300 at David’s Bridal

    Tadashi Shoji Corded Tulle Strapless Gown

    Tadashi Shoji Corded Tulle Strapless Gown, $329 at Bloomingdales

    Beauty Beyond Words Wedding Dress in Ivory

    Beauty Beyond Words Wedding Dress in Ivory, $150 at ModCloth

    So Stefanie, what do you think of these lacy gowns with subtly flared skirts? Let us know if any of these wins you over! 

    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.
  • 9/15

    Modern Trousseau Sailor Gown

    Ahoy! Today's CAI/GOI request comes from reader Meredith, who commented on this post for some help finding a gown similar to Modern Trousseau's "Sailor." Meredith says: "I love everything about the the Modern Trousseau Sailor gown, the trumpet shape, the beautiful lace, but it is waaay out of my price range! Can you suggest any good alternatives in the $1,700 and under range?" I sure…

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    6/23

    Monique Lhuillier L'Amour

    We've got lots of CAI/GOI requests in our queue these days thanks to you, our lovely readers! We're pretty excited about that, but keep in mind, your requests may take a bit of time to get to as we add them to our calendar. Nevertheless, keep those requests coming! We are here to help. Reader Jennifer is getting married at the end of summer and…

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    5/19

    Rue de Seine Fox

    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…

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  • 5/5

    Maggie Sottero Emma

    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…

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    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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