Broke-Ass Tag: lace wedding gown

6/23

Affiliate Disclaimer NewWe’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 commented on this post with her request:

“Your “Get over it Posts” are amazing! I made the mistake of looking at Monique Lhuillier whom I love from Rent the Runway and fell for the L’Amour dress. I love the plunging V-neck line and body fitting form while still having the removable more traditional overlay for the ceremony that blends seamlessly when it is on (instead of an afterthought like other removable skirts). I thought I found a great alternative in Zuhair Murad’s Theodora with skirt until I found the price! Help I’m getting married at the end of the summer and need to pick something soon. Ideally my budget would be under 3500.”

Thanks for the love, Jennifer! You’ve got two beautiful gowns to inspire our search today. Both the “L’Amour” and the “Theodora” feature a curve-hugging embroidered lace gown with detachable overskirt. In my search, I focused on finding gowns with similar body-hugging silhouettes, lace, and a V-neckline. I will first show you gowns, and the second half of the post will be options for overskirts. When shopping for separate pieces, remember to coordinate your colors. And if you think the skirt looks too much like an afterthought, you could always make or purchase a belt to bring it all together. Let’s check out some beautiful look-alikes!Can't Afford It

Monique Lhuillier L'Amour

Monique Lhuillier “L’Amour,” Spring 2016, $6,000+

Zuhair Murad The Theodora Zuhair Murad “Theodora,” Fall 2016, $8,000+

Get Over It

Jensen Gown from BHLDNJensen Gown By White One by Pronovias (Style: 38836425), $1,200 at BHLDN

BLISS Monique Lhuillier Chantilly Lace Open Back Wedding DressBLISS Monique Lhuillier Chantilly Lace Open Back Wedding Dress (In Stores Only) (Style: 919091), $2,860 at Nordstrom

Katie May Geneva Gown with Removable TrainKatie May Geneva Gown with Removable Train (Style: KATIM30010), $3,440 at Shopbop

Amalia Gown from BHLDNAmalia Gown By Eddy K (Style: 38020814), $1,600 at BHLDN

Watters 'Lexington' Beaded Tulle Mermaid GownWatters ‘Lexington’ Beaded Tulle Mermaid Gown (In Stores Only) (Style: 1177870), $3,150 at Nordstrom

Nicole Miller Janey Lace GownNicole Miller Janey Lace Gown (Style: 8732361), $1,900 at Zappos

Shea Gown from BHLDNShea Gown By Eddy K (Style: 38020517), $1,800 at BHLDN

Watters 'Ashland' Illusion Lace Mermaid DressWatters ‘Ashland’ Illusion Lace Mermaid Dress (In Stores Only) (Style: 1177885), $2,010 at Nordstrom

Tulle A-Line Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neck from David's BridalGalina Signature Tulle A-Line Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neck (Style: SWG722), $1,250 at David’s Bridal

Watters 'Somerset' Open Back Lace Mermaid GownWatters ‘Somerset’ Open Back Lace Mermaid Gown (In Stores Only) (Style: 1177897), $2,190 at Nordstrom

Sexy Deep Neckline Wedding Dress by LaceMarry on etsySexy Deep Neckline Wedding Dress, $344 by Etsy seller LaceMarry

Rosa Clara 'Volga' Beaded Tulle Trumpet DressRosa Clara ‘Volga’ Beaded Tulle Trumpet Dress (In Stores Only) (Style: 5104083), $2,312.50 at Nordstrom

Tulle Wedding Dress with Floral Lace Applique at David's BridalTulle Wedding Dress with Floral Lace Applique (Style: WG3712), $399.99 at David’s Bridal

Watters 'Farah' Tulle, Lace & Charmeuse GownWatters ‘Farah’ Tulle, Lace & Charmeuse Gown (In Stores Only) (Style: 863530), $2,295 at Nordstrom

And now, for skirts …

Organza skirt by makemydresses on etsyOrganza skirt, $299 by Etsy seller MakeMyDresses

Lazio Skirt at BHLDNLazio Skirt From Willowby by Watters (Style: 37597804), $260 at BHLDN

Tulle Overskirt by 2live2love on etsyTulle Overskirt, $174 by Etsy seller 2live2love

Almira Skirt from BHLDNAlmira Skirt By WTOO by Watters (Style: 37596848), $810 at BHLDN

Applique lace detachable train by makemydresses on etsyApplique lace detachable train, $399 by Etsy seller MakeMyDresses

Amora Skirt from BHLDNAmora Skirt From Willowby by Watters (Style: 36526234), $600 at BHLDN

Detachable Bridal Skirt by PTBridalHandmade on EtsyDetachable Bridal Skirt, $400 by Etsy seller PTBridalHandMade

Lace Detachable Train by MakeMyDresses on EtsyLace Detachable Train, $359 by Etsy seller MakeMyDresses

This last option already comes with its own overskirt!

INES DI SANTO 'Margeaux' Lace Tulle & Organza Ballgown Overskirt with Detachable TrainINES DI SANTO ‘Margeaux’ Lace Tulle & Organza Ballgown Overskirt with Detachable Train (In Stores Only) (Style: 5098682), $2,490 at Nordstrom

That’s all I’ve got for you today, Jennifer! What do you think? Have you found the perfect pairing of gown and skirt? 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.
  • 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

    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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    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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