Broke-Ass Tag: lace

2/4

Affiliate Disclaimer NewHappy Thursday, y’all! I am super excited for today’s CAI/GOI post because it features one of my favorite dress styles. Reader Marie commented on this previous post with:

“I tried on a dress that was very similar to this one from Allure Bridals, and fell in love this weekend! I’m hoping to find something that’s well under 1000, could you help? I’m in love with the lace top and tulle bottom, and especially am looking for a pretty neckline like the one pictured!”

I love gowns with a delicate lace top and flowy tulle or chiffon bottom. Love them! The Allure 2851 gown Marie refers to features a lace-capped, A-line silhouette with English net skirt. I searched for similarly structured gowns with interesting lace necklines. Let’s check ’em out!

Can't Afford ItAllure 2851Allure Bridals Romance 2851, $1,038

Get Over It

Mori Lee 6803Mori Lee Voyage Wedding Dresses (Style: 6803), $679 at BestBridalPrices

Tulle A Line Wedding Dress with High Illusion Neck at David's BridalTulle A Line Wedding Dress with High Illusion Neck (Style: MK3714), $499.99 at David’s Bridal

Tailored wedding dress-a line lace and tulle by ELLYAdesigns on etsyTailored Wedding Dress by ELLYAdesigns, $850 via Etsy

Mori Lee Blu 5362Mori Lee Blu Wedding Dresses (Style: 5362), $739 at BestBridalPrices

Caviar Beaded Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress by Camille La VieCaviar Beaded Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress by Camille La Vie, $800 at eDressMe

Carolyn gown from Kennedy Blue“Carolyn” Gown, $899 at Kennedy Blue

Marys Bridal - Style F14-3Y334Marys Bridal (Style: F14-3Y334), $598 at BestBridalPrices

Cap Sleeve Tulle Sheath with Lace Applique at David's BridalCap Sleeve Tulle Sheath with Lace Applique (Style: WG3769), $549 at David’s Bridal

Light-As-Air Wedding Dress with Tulle Skirt by ArtModeStudio via EtsyLight-As-Air Wedding Dress with Tulle Skirt by ArtModeStudio, $425.15 via Etsy

Lace Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress by Christian Michele from Camille La VieLace Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress by Christian Michele from Camille La Vie, $850 at eDressMe

Lola at Kennedy Blue“Lola” Informal Wedding Dress, $190 at Kennedy Blue

Mori Lee Blu Wedding Dresses - Style 5403Mori Lee Blu Wedding Dresses (Style: 5403), $799 at BestBridalPrices

My gosh, I really do adore the lace and tulle look! What do you think Marie? I think the first gown is my personal favorite, but I would love to hear yours! Share with us 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.

*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.
  • 11/5

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    Happy November, BABs!

    Reader Amanda has been bitten by the lace gown bug, and left a request on this CAI / GOI post:

    I have been searching for a vintage-inspired gown that fits my budget. I can’t see spending over $1000 for a dress (and would feel more comfortable if I spent under $1000). Most of the dresses that I like are made by designers based in Europe. While I never saw myself getting stuck on a “dream dress”, I seem to be stuck dreaming of a dress by Katya Katya Shehurina – her “Rosa” dress. It incorporates lace, which I love! But she quoted the price as 2500 pounds (over $3000). Which is waaaay over my budget! Please help 🙁

    The Rosa has a romantic lace bodice dotted with pearls, a smooth silk taffeta skirt, and scalloped lace cap sleeves in a ballgown silhouette, so to find lookalike gowns I’m on the hunt for a vintage-inspired ballgown silhouette with a ladylike lacy bodice and a defined waist. Ready? Set! GO!

    Can't Afford It

    Rosa by Katya Katya Shehurina

    Rosa Gown by Katya Katya Shehurina, >$3,000

    Get Over It

    Deep V-Cut Lace Chiffon Wedding Dress by BailynnBouNique

    Deep V-Cut Lace Chiffon Wedding Dress, $250 by BailynnBouNique

    Tulle Wedding Dress with High Illusion Neck David's Bridal

    Tulle Wedding Dress with High Illusion Neck, $700 at David’s Bridal

    Impression Wedding Dresses Lace Bateau A Line

    Impression Wedding Dresses Style 10352, $850 at Best Bridal Prices

    Jenny Yoo Claudine Marseille Lace & Tulle Dress

    Claudine Marseille Lace Tulle Dress by Jenny Yoo, $950 at Nordstrom

    Cap Sleeve Tulle Wedding Dress with Illusion Neck David's Bridal

    Cap Sleeve Tulle Ball Gown with Illusion Neckline, $700 at David’s Bridal

    (Christen tried this dress on in this post)

    Maggie Sottero Elka

    Elka Gown by Maggie Sottero Wedding Dresses, $1,089 at Best Bridal Prices

    (I know this one is a stretch for the budget, but I had to include it because of it’s vintage feel.)

    Sexy Wedding Ballgown by Loveand520

    Sexy Wedding Ballgown, $149 by Etsy seller Loveand520

    Tulle and Chantilly Princess Cut Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves

    Princess Cut Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves, $680 at Tulle and Chantilly

    Jewel Cap Sleeve Illusion Neck Wedding Dress David's Bridal

    Jewel Cap Sleeve Illusion Neck Wedding Dress, $775 at David’s Bridal

    One option to get the look of those darling cap sleeves is to find a simpler taffeta or lace gown and add some epaulets (also known as epaulettes or shoulder jewelry) like one of these:

    Luciana Topper by Jenny Yoo at BHLDN

    Luciana Topper by Jenny Yoo, $250 at BHLDN

    Crystal Bridal Shoulder Jewelry by PowderBlueBijoux

    Crystal Bridal Shoulder Jewelry, $141 by Etsy seller PowderBlueBijoux

    Mika Embroidered Lace Topper by Jenny Yoo

    Mika Embroidered Lace Topper by Jenny Yoo, $425 at Nordstrom

    Daisy Topper by Tadashi Shoji at BHLDN

    Daisy Topper by Tadashi Shoji, $190 at BHLDN

    Add over a gown like this:

    Calla Gown by Wtoo by Watters at BHLDN

    Calla Gown by Wtoo by Watters, $600 at BHLDN

    Or this:

    Mori Lee Voyage Wedding Dresses Style 67471 Taffeta Strapless Ballgown

    Mori Lee Voyage Wedding Dresses Style 67471, $479 at Best Bridal Prices

    Lisa’s Bonus Pro Tip: If you’re not finding what you want in a gown, ask your bridal salon (or seamstress) if there’s any way to swap out fabrics or styles. If you’re working directly with a gown designer, the chances are good that they’ll be able to offer some customization. For instance, many of the gowns above have lovely lacy tops with chiffon skirts, so if you’d prefer taffeta, ask if they’re able to recreate it with your desired fabric. Or if you love the bodice of a mermaid style with the skirt of a ballgown, they might be able to swap out the segments. There will likely be an up-charge for making changes to the design, but if you’ve budgeted with some wiggle room you should still fall within your gown budget. If designer customization is outside the budget, look for bridal separates, which are becoming increasingly popular for this very reason!

    Do any of these gowns capture that vintage vibe for ya, Amanda? Let me know when you’ve found “the one” in the comments below, and thanks for submitting your Can’t Afford It? request!

    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.

     

  • 6/4

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    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…

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    2/12

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    Hey der, BABs! I'm super excited to help Clare get over this retro, tea length gown. I think tea length gowns are MY favorite, too. I think it's so feminine and vintage annnnd your shoes are probably fabulous on your wedding day so everyone needs to see them. Also, it's easier to get around without a long train. Hello, dance floor! Not that trains aren't…

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    12/18

    Hai Der, BABs! Does everyone have their holiday shopping done? I don't, but I shop better under pressure anyway. And speaking of shopping, I really want to help Jen find something she loves because her big day is only 7 months away! She is really smitten by "Sofia" by Matthew Christopher.  It is full of lovely lace and intricate details. So who is this designer? Matthew…

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  • 10/23

    Hey BABs. A couple of days ago the fashion world lost one of its greatest treasures, Oscar de da Renta. Without a doubt one of the greatest designers to ever live, some would argue THE greatest. He was born Óscar Arístides Renta in 1932 in Santo Domingo to an affluent family. My fabulous editor gave me the idea to do a post dedicated to him.…

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    7/10

    Hello my BAB's! I hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July weekend filled with plenty of sparklers! Summer sure is flying by. We've been getting lots of requests from you ladies which is so awesome. This week we're helping a BAB get over this very lovely gown from the 2014 collection of Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias. I have spent many days…

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    6/26

    Oh hai der, BAB's! You ladies have been keeping me busy with such lovely requests, and this week is no exception. The friend of a BAB hit us up on Twitter to see if we could help her friend get over a heavenly Monique Lhuillier dress from her Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The vine and lattice motif details are truly unique and give the dress a very…

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  • 5/15

    Sarah wrote in this week looking for a Can't Afford It? Get Over It! gown that embodies three lovely dresses she found. She was surprised that so many unique bridal designers are out of Israel. To be honest, I kind of was, too. These dresses (in Jem fashion) are "truly outrageous!" The construction, beautiful fabrics and detail that go into these one-of-a-kind designs are some of…

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