Posts in the 'lace wedding gown' Category

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Watters’ Nyra Inspired Gown for Under $1500

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I don’t know about you BABs, but I am all about the big thaw just around the corner! The bunnies are out, the birds have returned, and the daffodils (and wait, weeds?!) are already beginning to pop up! We’ve survived Friday the 13th, the Ides of March and the green beer, so now it’s time for another edition of Can’t Afford It? / Get Over It!

Reader Chelsea just might be the best MOH a girl could ask for. She wrote to us for help finding her bride bestie’s dream gown: a Watters Nyra-inspired dress for under $1,500. The Nyra has a flattering sweetheart neckline and A-line silhouette, with a dose of baroque-style feminine embroidery — a modern take on a classic look. The gown comes in ivory/ivory, or two-tone combinations with an Ivory overlay and lining colors including almond, blush, champagne, and rose gold to highlight the ornate embroidery. Never fear, Chelsea, the #GownHunter is here! Can't Afford It Watters Nyra

Watters Nyra Zoom

Watters Nyra Back

Watters Nyra, Style 7085B, retails at about $3,300

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BHLDN Gigi

 Gigi Gown by Wtoo, $1300 at BHLDN

Wtoo is a division of Watters Bridal, so this gown is made by the same company as the inspiration gown!

MS Britannia

Maggie Sottero Britannia 4MC844, $1,498 at BestBridalPrices.com

This gown comes in ivory, ivory over light gold, and an ivory/light gold ombre over light gold (shown).

BLHDN Elsa

 Elsa Gown by Theia, $1,495 at BHLDN

Christen here: Guys, I recently got the chance to try this gown on (stay tuned!) and it’s AMAZING. I felt so wonderful in it that it was sad to take it off. The beading is RIDIC.

AA 8532

Alfred Angelo Modern Vintage Wedding Dresses, Style 8532, $949 at BestBridalPrices.com

BHLDN Alhambra

Alhambra Gown by Yoana Baraschi, $800 at BHLDN

Venus

Venus Wedding Dresses, Style VE8187, $1,498 at BestBridalPrices.com

MS Arlyn

Maggie Sottero Arlyn, $1,499 at BestBridalPrices.com

Amsale Strapless Lace

Amsale Strapless Ruched-Bodice Lace Gown, $360 at Neiman Marcus

MS Chesney 3

Maggie Sottero Chesney, $850 on Tradesy

Symphony

Symphony Rhapsody, $1,375 at BestBridalPrices.com

SOTTERO and MIDGLEYwww.sotteroandmidgley.com

Maggie Sottero Maeve, $1,265 on Tradesy

MAGGIE SOTTERO DESIGNSwww.maggiesottero.com

Maggie Sottero Tuscany, $1,550 on Tradesy

This last one stretches the bride’s budget by $50, but it was too lovely to pass up!

What do you think, Chelsea? Can the bride Get Over It? I can’t wait to hear what you and the bride think of these alternatives — let me know in the comments below!

Lisa’s Bonus Pro Tip: Just like with Watters & Wtoo, if you find a designer gown you can’t live without, check to see if there’s a sister company with a version that fits *your* budget. 

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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 Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000

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Hello darling BABs! Before we start checkin’ out all these gorgeous gowns, I wanna give a little shout out to our newest Broke-Ass Bride CAI/GOI contributor, Lisa! Welcome to the team, lady! Lisa is a wedding planner with a knack for writing and a passion to help all brides have epic weddings without blowing their budget. Perfect, right?! We thought so. Lisa did a great job on her first post helping Anne get over a stunning Ersa Atelier gown.

NOW, let’s help another bride-to-be, Lychele, get over her dream gown, which is by Stella York. Man, the back of this dress is SICK you guys. Stella York is a design team located in Australia. Stella means star and you’re definitely going to shine like a star in one of their dresses when you walk down that aisle! ‘CAUSE THEY’RE JUST THAT PRETTY! Here’s what Lychele had to say:

“I love can’t afford it get over it. I’m in love with this Stella York gown. It’s style 6064. I looked at it and knew it was the one but now I’m sad it’s above my 1,000.00 budget. It’s classic and sexy with a modern touch. The back adds interest. I was wondering if you could help me find something similar.”

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Stella York (Style: 6064) $$ ($1,001-$2001)

That back, though…

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Told ya so..

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Gown With Sweetheart Neckline & Illusion Back $298 at RoseHauteCouture via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Gown With Spaghetti Straps & Low Back $396 at Lace Bridal via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Gown With Lace Straps (Style: VN6789) $418 at BestBridalPrices

AND LOOK AT THE BACK:

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Bam!

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Gown With Alencon Lace & Open Back (Style: T627) $548 at BestBridalPrices

Swarovski encrusted sash included.

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Lace Mermaid Gown With Sheer Halter Neckline (Style: 21389) $558 at BestBridalPrices

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Sweetheart Ivory Lace Champagne Gown $600 at ieie via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Embroidered Illusion Taffeta Wedding Gown (Style: 1314WR) $650 at edressme.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Corded Lace Trumpet Gown With Tulle Detail (Style: MS251052) $750 at David’s Bridal

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Wedding Gown With Straps & Plunging Back $799 at WeddingDressFantasy via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Lace A-Line Gown With Keyhole Open Back $898 at BridalBlissDesigns via Etsy

The satin with lace overlay makes this dress very similar to your CAI gown.

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Guipure Lace Mermaid Gown With Tulle Skirt (Style: M442) at $973 at BestBridalPrices

Free Veil & Gown With This Dress!

So Lychele, what do you think? I hope I was able to help you find something you looove?! I hope so. Always be sure to check for sample sales, too. You never know what you’ll find! Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with! Until we meet again, BABs …

xoxo.

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! Ersa Atelier “Melisse” Inspired Gown Under $1000

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Hello dear BABs! I’m Lisa, the newest Broke-Ass Bride team member, and I’ll be your tour guide today in the Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! I’m psyched to be helping out with these posts every other week!

This week’s CAI/GOI request comes from Anne, who has superb taste in gowns, I might add. She’s fallen in love with the Ersa Atelier “Melisse” gown, and who could blame her? With its frothy tulle skirt and delicate lace bodice detailing, I find myself wanting to twirl (dance, prance, float) around in it, too! (I also have an inexplicable desire to eat the gown … I swear it looks like fine spun sugar and cotton candy! YUM! This must be what Sugar Plum Fairies look like!) Anne likes sweetheart necklines, lacy sleeves, and beautiful backs.

Anne, honey, you’re in good company! Like I said, superb taste! But Anne’s gown budget is maxed out at $1,000, so the search is on!

It just so happens that the very details Anne is drawn to are also the same classic features that designers have been using to woo brides for decades. Sleeves are just beginning to make a comeback in modern wedding gowns, but if you’re looking for a princess-inspired gown like the “Melisse,” you’ll find a wide variety of unique, affordable options in vintage ’50’s and ’80’s styles, when lace sleeves and sweetheart necklines were also quite popular (and stunning!). If you find a gown that has great “bones” you can always have it altered to look more au courant, too!

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Ersa Atelier “Melisse” (Collection ranges from $7,000-$12,000)

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  Etsy Sweetheart Hollywood 03.05.15

Vintage Embroidered Lace Gown, $650 by Etsy seller Merletto

1950s Lace Tulle 03.05.15

Vintage 1950’s Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress, $198 by Etsy seller LaceAndYarn

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Vintage Embroidered Lace Gown, $299 by Etsy seller Foreverus999

Princess Style Handmade 03.05.15

 Princess Style Wedding Dress with Lace Sleeves, $898 by Etsy seller bridalblissdesigns

Lace Keyhole 03.05.15

Lace Keyhole Back 03.05.15

Lace Wedding Dress with Sleeves and Keyhole Back, $898 by Etsy seller bridalblissdesigns

How gorgeous is that back!?!?

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Bride of Frankenstein Inspired Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress $898 by Etsy seller bridalblissdesigns

My personal favorite option for you, Anne, is a two-parter. In the 1950s (and as early as the 1920s and 1930s), many gowns were made to be worn again later as evening dresses, so they came with a removable lace overlay. I think this option could really work well for you!

First, find a plain-ish strapless or spaghetti strap gown in the silhouette and price range you love. There are tons of options with sweetheart necklines and flowy tulle skirts! Like one of these:

 

Dessy Ivory 1027 03.05.15

After Six Wedding Dress 1027, $275 at Dessy

Dessy 1049 03.05.15

 After Six Wedding Dress 1049, $525 at Dessy

Avery 03.05.15

Avery, $799 at Kennedy Blue

Mignon Dillards 03.05.15

Mignon Strapless Chiffon Gown, $398 at Dillard’s

BHLDN Annabelle 03.05.15

Annabelle, $260 at BHLDN

Alyce Claudine 03.05.15

Claudine Wedding Dresses Style 7003, $275 at BestBridalPrices.com

Then, add the BHLDN Marnie Topper! This gorgeous lace cover-up ($220) can be layered over virtually any sleeveless style gown to achieve a similar look as the Ersa Atelier “Melisse” inspiration gown. Check out that deep-v back!

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Marnie Topper, $220 at BHLDN

 If that topper’s not quite your style, I’ve got others!

 Celine Bolero 03.05.15

Celine Bridal French Lace Bolero Cover-Up Shrug in Ivory, $320 by Etsy seller girlwithseriousdream

Dessy Lace Top 03.05.15

Lace Top, $40 at Dessy

So Anne, I hope I’ve helped to solve your Can’t Afford It dilemma with some Get Over It wedding gowns. How’d I do at finding alternatives? Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Bonus Pro tip: When ordering from an online retailer, sign up for their email updates and wait for the discount codes to come rolling in! But I’m sure you savvy BABs already thought of that. 

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 Jim Hjelm Inspired Gown For Under $1,000

Hey BAB’s! It’s that time again, where I, your CAI/GOI guru, help you find a wedding dress you can love as much as the one with the hefty price tag. This week Gloria wrote in trying to help her sister out. She is a busty girl with a petite frame and she has her eye on something strapless. More specifically, a strapless Jim Hjelm gown. He is known for his unique and delicate embroidery. This gown is oh-so lovely. The tulle cascading in the back has beautiful lace, floral embroidery. Did I mention how romantic it is?  The back is truly unique. I look at dresses allllll the time and I haven’t seen many out there with this design. I really lerve this one.  *Sigh* But enough about me, this gal is gettin’ hitched in June! Also, since the wedding is going to be country, rustic and the bride will be wearing her boots (which I love, by the way!) I tried to find gowns that would look kick-ass with some cowgirl boots! I am blessed in the chest region, too, so I know the importance of finding the right fit for your body type. Strapless is actually a great style for the girls. I focused on a sweetheart neckline because something that is dipped is better than something going straight across your bust line. We don’t want the girls looking like a shelf on our wedding day if you know what I mean. Also, as Christen added in the comments, adding a strap isn’t a costly alteration. It’s all about what you feel your best in. You want to feel beautiful but still be comfortable. You’ll definitely need a good, strapless bra although some women do just fine with the built-in cup. Here’s what Gloria wrote in:

“My sister is getting married in June 2015 and has found the dress.  The problem is she is quite endowed in the chest department and the dress is strapless.  What would you suggest for a cheaper alternative that would look great on her petite (large chest) frame?  The dress she has found is Jim Hjelm style 8002.  The dress is gorgeous but the price and the fact that it’s strapless is a concern.

Thank you,

Gloria”

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jim-hjelm-spring-2010-wedding-dresses-deep-sweetheart-hints-of-lace-flower-applique.fullJim Hjelm (Style:JH8002) $3,700

Get Over ItForHerAndHim410Strapless A-Line Wedding Gown With Layered Skirt (Style: 0113878) $410 at For Her and For Him

BHLDN480A-Line Gown With Scalloped Tiers Swirled Soutache (Style: 30613871) $480 at BHLDN

BHLDN600Floral Lace Gown With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 32065971) $600 at BHLDN

(This sash is currently sold out but they have plenty of others that would look amaze.)

SimplyBridal640Romantic Gown With Princess Body (Style: 80326) $640 at Simply Bridal

TulleAndChantilly690Mermaid Lace Wedding Dress With V-Neck (Style: TCCMD1006) $690 at Tulle & Chantilly

AnnTaylor795Lace Spaghetti Strap Gown (Style: 358266) $795 at Ann Taylor

BBP799Strapless Tulle & Organza Ball Gown (Style: 4973) $799 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP850Tulle Gown With Lace Appliques (Style: 50315) $850 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP853Tulle Ball Gown With Shimmery Bodice & Lace Motifs (Style: Agatha 13074) $853 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP899Tulle Ball Gown With Crystal Beading (Style: 5302) $899 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP950Tulle Ball Gown With Alencon Lace (Style: 3178) $950 at BestBridalPrices.com

So, Gloria, do you think your sister will like some of these alternatives? BestBridalPrices has some REALLY amazing dresses and a HUGE selection. I use them a lot because I know they’re a good company with fantastic ratings/reviews and quality dresses. They have some great prices, too, and a lot of these gowns come with a free veil & shoes! Doesn’t get much better than free!  Has she been to David’s Bridal? They have really been bringing the pretty lately and you can always find something within your budget there. I hope she is able to find something soon because June is right around the corner. We’re here if you have any other questions! 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 Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000

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Hey BAB’s! I don’t know where y’all are at, but here in Chicago or “Chiberia”, it’s BRRRRZZ. So, stay warm and drink lots of hot toddies, and watch all of the ’90s cheese on Netflix, (’cause there’s a lot of it) while you still can. Anywho, the real reason we’re here: Berta strikes again. I did a request a while back featuring some Israeli designers and I believe she was included. Her designs have captured the heart of reader Ashley and nothing has been quite the same since she saw this dress. Well, we have to do something about that! With all the pretty out there, surely we’ll be able to find something for you, lady! Here’s what Ashley had to say:

“Hi! Hopefully you can help. Thanks to the all powerful…and EVIL…Pinterest, I have fallen in love with a wedding gown. A Berta Wedding Gown. An $8,580 Berta Wedding Gown. And every dress I have tried on since, does not remotely compare! My budget for the dress is below $3K. HELP PLEASE!”

Damn you, Pinterest! But also, THANK YOU you evil, evil thing … but so awesome. The Pinterest struggle is real, you guys.

Can't Afford It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Berta 2015 Collection $8,580

Get Over It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sparkling Venice Lace Appliques On Chiffon Georgette (Style: 5306) $1,050 at BestBridalPrices.com (Satin Belt Not Included)

Free Veil & Shoes

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Majestic Embroidered Appliques Combined With Chantilly Lace (Style: 2725) $1,120 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Modern French Lace Gown With Handmade Rosettes $1,164 at Grace Loves Lace

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sheath Gown With Lace Illusion Sleeves (Style: Inga) $1,189 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000A-Line Lace Gown With Swarvoski A Crystal Belt (Style: Darla 5MW108) $1,199 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sheath Gown With Scalloped Lace & Plunging V-Back (Style: 33349630) $2,000 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sheath Off-The-Shoulder Gown With Fringe Accents (Style: 2169) $1,235 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Lace Sheath Gown With 3 Dimensional Flowers (Style: Dahlia 5HS158) $1,349 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Fit And Flare Gown With Venice Lace Appliques (Style: 2701) $1,350 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Embroidered Lace On Tulle Over Orlando Lace (Style: Anastasia 4SW933) $1,889 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sheath Gown With Sheer Tulle Neckline & Deep V-Back (Style: 34787713) $2,890 at BHLDN

I know you really like the long, lacy sleeves so I tried to stick with that, but I wanted to include a couple different options still featuring those lovely lace details. Plus, since BHLDN just released their new line, I HAD to include something from them because: PRETTY. ALL OF IT. SO MUCH. I hope I gave you some ideas to help you find that perfect dress! Please let me know if I can help in any other way. 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! Naomi Neoh’s “Fleur” For Under $1500

Hey there, BABs! This week we’re helping Cassie get over a very pretty, very romantic gown inspired by the style of Audrey Hepburn. The designer is Naomi Neoh from London. She debuted she first bridal collection in 2008 and has been wowing us ever since.  She likes to use only the very best fabrics available. “Fleur” is actually one of the most popular designs from her collection, with its pale blush corset and removable French lace long sleeved jacket. Both jacket and sash can be removed to switch up the look. Here is what Cassie had to say:

“Hello,

I’m trying to find a look alike dress for the Naomi Neoh “Fleur” style. My budget is around 1500, and I’m IN LOVE with this dress, but they won’t ship to the U.S. :(. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks so much,

Cassie”

 

I got this, Cassie!

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OriginalNaomi Neoh’s “Fleur” from her 2014 Secret Garden Collection. Her gowns range from $3,382 – $5,073.

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SimplyBridalBall Gown With Scalloped Illusion Neckline & Lace Sleeves (Style: 80723) at $306 at Simply Bridal.

JJsHouseOrganza Ball Gown With Long Lace Sleeves (Style: 002015462) $317 at JJsHouse.com

Etsy4Illusion Back Lace Wedding Dress (Style: W40403) $400 at Etsy (Flower belt not included)

Etsy2A-Line Lace Wedding Gown With Removable Beading Sash $438 at Etsy

BestBridalPricesIllusion Beaded Bodice With Lace Appliques & 3/4 Illusion Sleeves (Style: AT4576) $586 at BestBridalPrices.com

(This dress comes with free shoes & a free veil!)

EtsyFitted Lace Gown With Lace Sleeves $727 at Etsy

Etsy6Lace & Silk Chiffon Wedding Gown $1,305 at Etsy

Etsy3Ivory & Cream Silk Gown With See-Through Back $1,055 at Etsy

You’ll have to let me know what you think, Cassie. If you can’t find the right dress for you there are also cover ups like this one at BHLDN. It actually resembles Fleur very closely. There area also a TON of flower sash/belts available, too, in whatever color & style you could ever want. Check out Etsy for literally thousands of options. I hope this helps. It really is a VERY beautiful gown. Let us know if we can help with anything else! 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 Claire Pettibone-Inspired Gown For Under $1,000

Kate’s got caviar taste but not enough clams to fund it. And she doesn’t want to sell her precious pets in order to snag a real Claire Pettibone.

Hello, I have been enjoying reading through your blog, lots of great tips written in a humorous way 😉

I’m a UK bride to be and we seem to have a lot less choices wedding dress and price wise than in the US. I have been totally lusting over the Claire Pettibone Chantilly wedding dress, along with a few of her others. However, unless I remortgage my pets there is no way I could afford even a quarter of one of the CP dresses. If you have any ideas for alternatives I would really appreciate it. I’m looking for a lace/vintage style wedding dress with an interesting or unique back.

Thank you!

Kate

Kate, you’re right; Claire Pettibone does amazing things with lace. No one will argue with you there. Unfortunately, few people have her touch. Also, the amazing lace backs that she features aren’t easy to find. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t find something vintage-inspired with lace to have without sacrificing Fido. Stick with that open-minded attitude and let’s look at some options that are less than a sixth of the cost of your inspiration.

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Claire Pettibone Chantilly (Estimated retail $6,000 to $6,200)

GET OVER IT

Ivory French Lacy Chiffon Wedding Dress ($800 at Paula Studio via Etsy)

Beaded Cap Sleeve Gown ($995 at Grace Loves Lace via Etsy)

Scalloped Lace Cut Out Mermaid Wedding Dress ($499.99 at For Her and For Him)

 

Paloma Wedding Dress (£450 at Phase Eight)

Maria Wedding Dress (£495 at Phase Eight)

If the dream isn’t here, consider piecing it together. BLDHN, for example, has a pretty bridal lace tank top that can be put over a simple white dress. Or, David’s Bridal offers a variety of lace jackets that can be similarly used. Since you seem a little open to other vintage styles, consider checking out a some of our older posts, like the ones inspired by the Catherine Deanes Lita Gown or Pronovias Petunia dress. Lastly, if you’re going to stretch your budget, it doesn’t hurt to check out sites where brides re-sell their dresses, like Pre-OwnedWeddingDresses.com or Once Wed’s used wedding dress listings.  Claire Pettibone is quite popular on those sites.

{Reader Request} Lacy Dresses

Help!  I recently got engaged and, while searching through a wedding dress look book, I absolutely fell in love with two Claire Pettibone dresses that are way out of my price range.  My fiance and I are planning an evening backyard ceremony and I love the look of the lace in these dresses.  I think it’s elegant without being too formal for our outdoor wedding.  I’m looking to spend around $750-$900.  Thanks in advance!


I think that I can help find a nice, slinky dress with lacy texture for you! What do you think of these?

Ann Taylor $895:

David’s Bridal $950:

David’s Bridal $549:

David’s Bridal, $600:

Etsy Seller WeddingDressFantasy $589
Hope these help!
-Dana F.