Broke-Ass Tag: lace wedding gown

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

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewAhoy! 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 can, Meredith! The “Sailor” gown features a classic fit-and-flare silhouette, embroidered tulle, a sweetheart neckline, and chapel train. I searched for similar strapless fit-and-flare or trumpet gowns, with embroidery or lace. Let’s check them out!

    Can't Afford ItModern Trousseau Sailor GownModern Trousseau “Sailor” Gown, $4,360

    Get Over ItLace Overlay Charmeuse Wedding Dress with Train at David's BridalLace Overlay Charmeuse Wedding Dress with Train (Style: SWG400), $958 at David’s Bridal

    Exquisite Strapless Wedding Dress by Etsy seller LaceMarryExquisite Strapless Wedding Dress, $341 by Etsy seller LaceMarry

    Leigh Gown at BHLDNLeigh Gown By Eddy K (Style: 39250873), $1,600 at BHLDN

    Truly Zac Posen Strapless Lace Wedding Dress at David's BridalTruly Zac Posen Strapless Lace Wedding Dress (Style: ZP341636), $1,458+ at David’s Bridal

    Mermaid Lace Wedding Dress “Levi” Mermaid Lace Wedding Dress, $504.62+ by Etsy seller weddingdesire

    Georgia Gown from Kennedy Blue“Georgia” Gown, $1,499 at Kennedy Blue

    Strapless Mermaid Wedding Gown with Gold Lace at David's BridalStrapless Mermaid Wedding Gown with Gold Lace (Style: SWG605), $999.99+ at David’s Bridal

    Lace wedding dress by Etsy seller ELDesignStudioLace wedding dress, $799.99+ by Etsy seller ELDesignStudio

    MacClare by David Tutera for Mon Cheri BridalMacClare by David Tutera for Mon Cheri Bridal (Style: 114274), $1,460 at edressme

    Truly Zac Posen Tulle Mermaid Wedding Dress at David's BridalTruly Zac Posen Tulle Mermaid Wedding Dress (Style: ZP341419), $899.99 at David’s Bridal

    Double Layer Lace Wedding Dress by Etsy seller LaceMarryDouble Layer Lace Wedding Dress, $457 by Etsy seller LaceMarry

    Shea Gown from BHLDNShea Gown By Eddy K (Style: 38020517), $1,260 at BHLDN

    Mia Gown from Kennedy Blue“Mia” Gown, $1,399 at Kennedy Blue

    What do you think, Meredith? Do any of these “Sailor” look-alikes have you dropping anchor (yep, I went there) on your dream gown? We’d love to hear about your dress decision in the comments! Good luck, and happy shopping!

    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.
  • 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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  • 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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