Hey BABs! This week, we have a request from reader Katelynn who commented on this post saying:
Nice Work! I love BAB!! I’ve got my own CAI/GOI conundrum: I’ve fallen in love with the Ashley bridal gown by Nicole Miller (http://www.nicolemiller.com/as… but it’s more than I wanted to spend at $1800. Ideally, I’d love a dress between $500-$800. I love the lace, low back, and halter neckline (which was a surprise). I also love sweetheart neckline and sheath/mermaid shape, but not an extreme trumpet bottom. I definitely want lace and one of the things I loved about this dress is that I feel mature and sexy in it, not just the typical beautiful bride. I’m looking for a white/ivory lace dress for my outdoor barn wedding in the mountains of western Montan a. Thanks so much! 🙂
All right, Katelynn. I hunted down some halter gowns, some with lace and some without and all within your price range. There are a couple options from BHLDN that I think come SUPER close, but it’s all up to you!
Ashley Gown, $1800 from Nicole Miller
Live Forever Dress, $127 from Lulu’s
Magnificent Mrs. Dress, $275 from Modcloth
Julianne Gown, $600 from BHLDN
Jessalyn Dress, $200 from BHLDN
Twobirds Lace Ballgown, $440 from Shopbop
Alana Dress, $100 from BHLDN
Meghan Dress, $400 from BHLDN
Montana Gown, $300 from BHLDN
Everlasting Enchantment Dress, $84 from Lulu’s
Noelle Dress, $160 from BHLDN
Chandler Dress, $80 from BHLDN
Piece of Heaven Dress, $82 from Lulu’s
Gwyneth Gown, $550 from BHLDN
Devin Gown, $700 from BHLDN
Lace Wedding Halter Dress, $349 from Etsy seller mimetik
And this top is perfect, if you can find the right skirt!
Ashlyn Top, $280 from BHLDN
What do you think, Katelynn? Any of these strike your fancy? I think that Devin gown from BHLDN would be just perf for your Montana wedding!
Any of you BABs out there think you can do better? We’re looking for a couple of frugal fashionistas to take on the task of helping our readers #GetOverIt! If you’re interested, send an email to email@example.com with subject #CAIGOI and a link to a Pinterest board of a designer dress and your broke-ass worthy alternative finds!
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. Please be aware, though, that because you guys love this column so much, we can often build up quite the queue and it may be a while before we can get to your dream dress. Rest assured, though, Team Broke-Ass is on the case!
*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.