It’s that time again! Today’s CAI/GOI request comes from Melanie, who commented on this post a little while back looking for a different House of Mooshki-inspired gown. Her dress of choice? The lovely Juliette, a fun and functional two-piece mid-length lace dress with detachable tulle train. Melanie wrote:
“Hi There. I’m also in love with a House of Mooshki gown…Juliette. I love the option of the removable skirt for the reception and am head over heels with the lace detail. I’m willing to spend as much as $1300 for a similar dress. Can you pretty please help me locate an alternative!!”
I think the two-in-one dress concept is super smart! You can wear the detachable train or a removable skirt for a more formal look during the ceremony, and then switch up the look for the reception by revealing the shorter dress underneath. You can go from walking down the aisle to dancing your face off without a major wardrobe change. Seriously, genius!
To keep you under $1300, Melanie, I would suggest buying your gown and your train or skirt separately. I’ve found a couple of gowns that come with the two pieces ready to go (I’ve listed those first below), but I think your best bet would be to pick your favorite gown, and then find a skirt to complete the package (gowns are listed, followed by skirts/trains). This would also allow you to spend more or less on one piece or another so you can really customize the final look. Let’s get to it!
House of Mooshki’s “Juliette”, gown prices start at $2,238
Phew! Lots of options. I hope you see a perfect dress/skirt combo in there, Melanie! You could also purchase your favorite dress and then take it to a seamstress to have a detachable train made to custom fit to your dress. Just be sure to share your budget for the train up front, and they should be able to work with you to find the right material and amount of poof to meet your needs and keep your dollars on track. 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.