Broke-Ass Tag: Nordstrom

12/7

Affiliate Disclaimer NewBAB reader Christina messaged us on Facebook for some help finding a Berta look-alike. The inspiration gown is from the Spring 2016 collection and features long sleeves, a column silhouette, and an incredibly unique silver-tone net overlay. I feel like this particular Berta gown screams both sexy mermaid and sparkly winter queen. It’s super pretty! For similar gowns, I’ve focused on column or sheath silhouettes, with either long sleeves or sparkle (or both!). Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItBerta Gown 16-09BERTA Open Back Beaded Mesh Column Gown (Style: 16-09), $8,690 at Nordstrom

Get Over ItCibella Gown at BHLDNCibella Gown By Eliza Jane Howell (Style: 37869294), $2,000 at BHLDN

White by Vera Wang Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress at David's BridalWhite by Vera Wang Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress (Style: VW351270), $1,199.99 at David’s Bridal

Sedona Gown at BHLDNSedona Gown By Lotus Threads (Style: 40262453), $1,200 at BHLDN

Sequin Wedding Dress by Etsy seller MakeMyDressesSequin Wedding Dress, $989 by Etsy seller MakeMyDresses

Theia Embellished Mermaid GownTheia Embellished Mermaid Gown (Style: 5251602), $1,295 at Nordstrom

Long Sleeve Illusion Lace Wedding Dress at David's BridalGalina Signature Long Sleeve Illusion Lace Wedding Dress (Style: SWG762), $1,458 at David’s Bridal

Monica Gown at BHLDNMonica Gown From Wtoo by Watters (Style: 39501978), $1,550 at BHLDN

Theia Harlow Sequin GownTheia Harlow Sequin Gown (Style: THEIA30017), $1,495 at Shopbop

Long Sleeve Sheath with Illusion V-Neckline at David's BridalLong Sleeve Sheath with Illusion V-Neckline (Style: SWG719), $1,458 at David’s Bridal

Mermaid long sleeves lace beaded gown by etsy seller MakeMyDressesMermaid long sleeves lace beaded gown, $1,999 by Etsy seller MakeMyDresses

Badgley Mischka Sequined Long Sleeve V-Neck GownBadgley Mischka Sequined Long Sleeve V-Neck Gown (Style: 0400088885285), $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Hand Beaded Sheath Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress at David's BridalWonder by Jenny Packham Hand Beaded Sheath Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress (Style: JP341616), $1,458 at David’s Bridal

Joslyn Gown at BHLDNJoslyn Gown By Theia (Style: 39044854), $1,495 at BHLDN

What do you think, Christina? Do any of these sultry gowns get your mind off the Berta beauty? Let us know in the comments!

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 info@brokeassbride.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.

  • 11/10

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’s request comes from reader Jane, who is looking to help her daughter get over a charming crepe gown from San Francisco designer Amy Kuschel. Jane writes:

    “My daughter is in love with the Amy Kuschel ‘Luna’ gown, but it is wayyyyyy out of our budget. Can you do one of your great cheaper-versions of this dress??  Looking to spend about $800. Thank you!!”

    The “Luna” gown features lace accented shoulders and back, blouson top and a sheath silhouette. It is an unfussy wedding gown that flatters and — most importantly — looks pretty darn comfortable too! I searched for similarly styled gowns in crepe, satin, or jersey with just a bit of lace on top. Now is a great time to shop, as many retailers are clearing out merchandise, so many of the Get Over It gowns are on SALE! Whoop! Let’s go shopping!

    Can't Afford ItAmy Kuschel Luna Gown“Luna” by Amy Kuschel, ~$2,000

    Get Over ItJersey Sheath Dress with Illusion Waist and Back at David's BridalJersey Sheath Dress with Illusion Waist and Back (Style: SDWG0125), $199.95 at David’s Bridal

    Maeve Gown at BHLDN“Maeve” Gown By Theia Bridal (Style: 37038544), $700 at BHLDN

    Cowl Neck Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress with Lace panel back by ieie on EtsyCowl Neck Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress with Lace panel back (Style: Y121204 Naomi), $469.95 from Etsy seller ieie

    Magnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress in White at ModClothMagnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress in White, $275 at ModCloth

    'Tina' Tie Back Chiffon Gown CEREMONY BY JOANNA AUGUST‘Tina’ Tie Back Chiffon Gown from CEREMONY BY JOANNA AUGUST in “Going to the Chapel” (Style: 5118166), $285 at Nordstrom

    Badgley Mischka Collection Bow Back GownBadgley Mischka Collection Bow Back Gown (Style: BADGA30047), $575 at Shopbop

    Lace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress at David's BridalLace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress (Style: XS3450), $179.95 at David’s Bridal

    Livia Gown from BHLDN“Livia” Gown By Badgley Mischka (Style: 32546285), $800 at BHLDN

    Backless Wedding Dress from FrenchKnotCouture on Etsy“CHANDELIER” Backless Wedding Dress, $800+ from Etsy seller FrenchKnotCouture

    Simply Stunning Maxi Dress in White at ModClothSimply Stunning Maxi Dress in White, $250 at ModCloth

    Drape Back Crepe Gown KATIE MAYDrape Back Crepe Gown from KATIE MAY (Style: 5271216), $295 at Nordstrom

    Slim Charmeuse Gown with Lace Keyhole Back at David's BridalSlim Charmeuse Gown with Lace Keyhole Back (Style: AI10020480), $199.24 at David’s Bridal

    What do you think, Jane? Will any of the above gowns help your daughter get over the “Luna” gown? Let us know in the comments! It’s a great time to shop the sales.

    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.

  • 8/4

    Galia Lahav Antonia

    Reader Tempest has a CAI/GOI request for a hot, hot Galia Lahav-inspired number. She commented on this post with: "I am in love with the Galia Lahav La Dolce Vita collection; in particular the Antonia. I could also go for the Galia Lahav Empress Collection -- the Juno -- but with a satin fabric, lace is not really my thing. My ideal budget is to…

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    7/28

    Berta Bridal 14-20

    Sometimes a gown calls to you like a low-backed, cap-sleeved, plunging neckline, lace siren, as the Berta 14-20 did for reader Jessica, who commented on this post: I'm obsessed with these posts and have a dilemma myself... I fell in love with the Berta 14-20 when a model at a bridal show walked past me. The $8,000 price tag is out of my budget, though. Do…

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    7/7

    Gabriela Gown from BHLDN

    Today's CAI/GOI post was super fun to put together! Reader Marta emailed us asking for something a little non-traditional. She wrote: "Help! I am not your conventional bride and am having such a hard time finding a dress. I love this one on BHLDN but of course this is their only dress at $2500: . Really like a low back but BHLDN's dress in particular…

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  • 5/27

    Etsy ModDotTextiles Ivory and Gold Clutch

    Clutches are one of my very favorite wedding day accessories for a few reasons -- I think they're super cute, they're totally versatile (like, use it for all the pre-wedding parties and events well after the day) and look amazingly chic with your wedding day ensemble. Not to mention they carry the shit you'll find yourself wanting -- lipstick, tissues, vows, bobby pins, mints ...…

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    2/19

    ModCloth Perennial Dress

    Perennial Poise Dress, $250 from ModCloth Shopping for a wedding dress is one of the huge milestones of the wedding planning process -- and can often be intimidating and overwhelming. This can be even more true when you're a Broke-Ass Bride and are operating on a v. tight budget. While some broke-ass couples may allocate more for the wedding gown (because there are some of us…

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    2/12

    Foreo Luna 2

    Whether you're trying to turn the corner from the gross effects of winter -- because cold, dry weather can really take a toll on your mind, skin and body -- or you're trying to boost your already beautiful self in preparation for your engagement photos or wedding day, you might be in search of some new pampering goodies to get you started on the right…

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  • 11/20

    The Broke-Ass Bride's 2015 Gift Guide For the Libation Lover

    Hey Broke-Asses! It's that time of year again, where instead of Five for Friday, we'll be compiling some seriously rad gift guides for y'all. From the fun to the funny, the quirky to the practical and all of the budget ideas in between, I've scoured the Interwebz to find those perfect gifts for someone -- or everyone! -- on your list. We all have that one…

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