Broke-Ass Tag: lace

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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 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!

Can't Afford ItCan't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300House of Mooshki’s “Juliette”, gown prices start at $2,238

Get Over ItCan't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Maggie Sottero Maggie Sottero “Lucy” (Style: 3MS760/3MS760DT) $1,269 (with detachable train) at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Dorothy Perkins Lace Pencil DressDorothy Perkins Petite Ivory Lace Pencil Dress (Style: 79865682) $55 

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Adrianna Pappell Lace Shift DressAdrianna Papell Lace Shift Dress (Style: 620770) $180 at Nordstrom

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHLDN Shined Shift DressShined Cocktail Dress From Notte by Marchesa (Style: 34833244) $795 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Watters Palermo DressWatters Encore “Palermo” (Style: 6238E) $270 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHLDN Hadley Dress“Hadley” Dress By Tadashi Shoji (Style: 34669515), $440 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Short Lace Dress by Etsy seller UpToDateFashionShort Lace Wedding Dress by UpToDate Fashion, $182.99 via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Zarita Lace Dress by Diane von FurstenbergZarita Lace by Diane von Furstenberg, (Style: 1131637) $348 at Bloomingdale’s

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Off Shoulder Lace Dress by Etsy Seller UpToDateFashionOff-Shoulder Short Wedding Dress by UpToDate Fashion, $167.99 via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHLDN Elsa Tulle Skirt“Elsa” Tulle Skirt by Theia, Style: 31883747, $595 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Ivory Tulle Overlay by Etsy seller 2live2loveIvory Tulle Bridal Overskirt by 2live2love, $135 via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHLDN Gracia Skirt“Gracia” Skirt by Watters, Style: 35218239, $1,000 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Monique Lhullier Detachable TrainMonique Lhuillier “Sienna” Detachable Train, Style: MONIQ30072, $635 at ShopBop

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || Detachable train by BBsBoutiqueShop on Etsy5 Foot Long Detachable Wedding Train by BBsBoutiqueShop, $80 via Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House of Mooshki's Juliette for Under $1300 || BHDLN Anika Tulle Skirt“Anika” Tulle Skirt Catherine Deane, Style: 33940578, $500 at BHLDN

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.

*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.
  • 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 lovely but to each their own. As Clare mentions, I have done another CAI/GOI featuring a House Of Mooshki gown. Olivia Wright is their head designer and no two dresses are ever the same. However, each dress is insanely detailed and beautiful and I want them all … NBD. So, I’m ready to help you get over it, girl! Clare wrote in:

    “Love your CAI/GOI posts, they’re my favourites! I think you did a great job on this one.

    Could you help me out? I love ‘Zara’ by House of Mooshki but really only wanted to spend under $1000 (its over $2k here in Australia). I know you’ve done one of their dresses before but I like different specific things about this particular gown; the higher tea length and the open yet sweetheart neckline (wanna show a little bit of cleavage 😉 ). I do like the long sleeves and the limited lace (many tea length gowns seem to be all lace…) but they are secondary considerations. Your help would be much appreciated :)”

    Well, aren’t you the SWEETEST! Thank you so much. I really love helping you ladies out with such an important purchase.

    Can't Afford It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's House Of Mooshki’s “Zara”, $2777

    Get Over It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's V-Neck Tea Length Tulle Gown (Style: 002014379) $165 at JJsHouse.com

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Tea Length Tulle Gown With 3/4 Sleeves $270 at 50Timeless on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Tea Length Wedding Gown With Lace Sleeves (Style: H7001 Marina) $380 at ieie on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Tea Length Gown With Lace Sleeves (Style: Jocelyn N13004) $380 at ieie on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Lace Tea Length Wedding Dress  (Style: Divan LG140303) $390 at ieie on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Full Length Tea Gown With Rho Lace & Netting (Style: Rho6741E) $670 at BestBridalPrices.com

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Taffeta Dress With 3/4 Sleeves & Gathered Detail (Style: Janie Jones) $850 at ThePeppermintPretty on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Silk Tulle Skirt With Tailored Bodice & Delicate Lace (Style: 32196206) $850 at BHLDN

    What do you think, Clare? I talk a lot about bridal toppers like this one. I noticed there were a lot more options for tea length dresses that didn’t have sleeves so a topper could end up giving you more dresses to choose from.  Sometimes I’ll add more dress options in the comments if I come across something good after I’ve posted it, so be sure to check back. Good luck in your search and let us know if we can help you in any other way! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I expect even more dress requests! <3 Until next week, BABs … xo.

    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.
    Elaine Michalek
  • 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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    5/9

    Happy Friday, BABs! My love for BHLDN grows ever stronger, especially with the release of it's Summer Lookbook this week. The first image in the lookbook featured one of its gorgeous gowns coupled with an ethereal flowing tulle skirt, and I DIED. Far be it from me to keep the love all to myself, so for this week's Five for Friday, I picked my five…

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  • 1/10

    Winter brides still want to look beautiful while staying warm, right? This week we're focusing on  beautiful lace boleros, shrugs, and capelets for brides who choose to say “I do” in colder temperatures. We’re using the BHLDN first light capelet, which sells for $150, as our "Can't Afford It" ideal. Our alternatives will cost under $100. CAN’T AFFORD IT First Light Capelet ($150 at BHLDN)…

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