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{Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} A Long Sleeved, Le Spose di Gio Style Gown For Under $1200

Finding a long-sleeve dress that doesn’t look like a separate part of the dress – that’s this week’s challenge.

I need your help!  I can’t afford Le Spose di Gio’s CL11 but am having trouble getting over it.  Any ideas on stylish dresses where sleeves don’t look like add-ons?

Thanks!

Katie wants to spend no more than $1,200. Her budget wasn’t actually a challenge. Finding something that has stylish sleeves, however, was.

CAN’T AFFORD IT

Le Spose di Gio

GET OVER IT

                                    Mignon White Ruched Chiffon Cap Sleeve ($598 at Unique Vintage)

 

White Long Sleeve Lace Cutout ($625 at BirdyJames via Etsy)

 

Amanda Wakeley Draped Silk-Satin Gown ($728 at Outnet)

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Silk-Chiffon Gown ($917.60 at Outnet)


Evelyn Lace Beaded Wedding Gown (£750 at Phase Eight)

 

ISSA Cutout Long Sleeve Gown ($913 at Shopbop)

Another option to consider, if you can find a seamstress you trust, is buying a dress that provides the base you want – like the Angelique gown by J. Crew – and hiring someone to create the beautiful tulle overlay. This could create a look that’s closer to your vision while keeping you under budget. Given the modern look of your dress, going the route of having a dress made may be your best bet. Consider researching dress makers in your area. Perhaps you can save even more by having something specially made for you.