Broke-Ass Tag: Nordstrom

8/4

Affiliate Disclaimer NewReader 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 be under $1000, if you all could please help me find something similar I would greatly appreciate it!!!”

Both the “Antonia” and the “Juno” feature a mermaid silhouette, deep sweetheart neckline and open back. I looked for similarly slinky floor-length gowns in satin or silk, with a deep v-neck or low back. Bonus points for beaded or embroidered embellishments, or cut-outs. I also made sure to avoid lace options in my search. Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItGalia Lahav AntoniaGalia Lahav “Antonia,” La Dolce Vita Collection, $10,800

Get Over ItRomantic Deep V Ivory Wedding Dress by MayaKz on EtsyRomantic Deep V Ivory Wedding Dress, $395 by Etsy seller MayaKz

Crepe racer back wedding dress by Camille La VieCrepe racer back wedding dress by Camille La Vie (Style: 6425w), $600 at edressme

Cinq à Sept Everest Sleeveless GownCinq à Sept Everest Sleeveless Gown in Ivory (Style: 0400090334551), $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Mermaid Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline at David's BridalGalina Signature Mermaid Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline (Style: SWG724), $950 at David’s Bridal

Feminine A Line Wedding Dress by Etsy seller LaceMarryFeminine A Line Wedding Dress, $225 by Etsy seller LaceMarry

Sean Collection Gown - Sleeveless Sweetheart Neck Open BackSean Collection Gown – Sleeveless Sweetheart Neck Open Back (Style: 1249111), $368 at Bloomingdale’s

Dress the Population 'Delani' Sequin Crepe GownDress the Population ‘Delani’ Sequin Crepe Gown in Ivory/Pearl (Style: 1021888), $248 at Nordstrom

Theia Ruched Chiffon GownTheia Ruched Chiffon Gown (Style: THEIA30011), $895 at Shopbop

Mermaid wedding Dress by Etsy seller customdress1900Mermaid Wedding Dress, $259 by Etsy seller customdress1900

Ivory Beaded V-Neck Sheer Back Long Gown 2016 Homecoming Dresses at Unique VintageIvory Beaded V-Neck Sheer Back Long Gown 2016 Homecoming Dresses (Style: P18190), $311 at Unique Vintage

Elizabeth and James Russell DressElizabeth and James Russell Dress in Ivory (Style: 0400089146227), $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Faviana Chiffon V-Neck Gown with Full SkirtFaviana Chiffon V-Neck Gown w/ Full Skirt in Ivory (Style: 7747), $298 at Zappos

Delicate Desire Wedding Dress by SunsetNirvanaDelicate Desire Wedding Dress, $470 by Etsy seller SunsetNirvana

Bridal Cami Maxi Dress White by missguidedBridal Cami Maxi Dress White, $136 at Missguided

Dutch Satin Illusion Sweetheart Gown by Mac DuggalDutch Satin Illusion Sweetheart Gown by Mac Duggal (Style: 62580Y), $798 at edressme

White bridal gown with deep v back by etsy seller Bihouxjewels80White Bridal Gown with Deep V Back, $900 by Etsy seller Bijouxjewels80

And one that’s a little over $1,000 …

Abigail Gown at BHLDNAbigail Gown By Nicole Miller (Style: 36984102), $1,200 at BHLDN

What do you think Tempest? Do any of these gowns take your mind off the Galia Lahav? Let us know 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. 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.
  • 7/28

    Affiliate Disclaimer New

    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 you have any suggestions for similar dresses under $3,500? My wedding is October 15 of this year. Thank you!!

    When it does, who you gonna call? #GownHunters!

    Can't Afford It

    Berta Bridal 14-20

    Berta Bridal 14-20 Back

    Berta Bridal 14-20, $8,000

    Get Over It

    Dezory Sexy Wedding Dress by RaraAvisAngeEtoiles

    Dezory Sexy Wedding Dress, $1,583 by Etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoiles

    Watters Ashland Illusion Lace Mermaid Dress

    Watters Ashland Illusion Lace Mermaid Dress, $2,010 at Nordstrom

    Kristina Sexy Lace Wedding Gown by DressesLioness

    Kristina Sexy Lace Wedding Gown, $2,262 by Etsy seller DressesLioness

    Elegant Champagne Lace Wedding Dress by Yasminelayani

    Elegant Champagne Lace Wedding Dress, $890 by Etsy seller Yasminelayani

    Watters Seaton Illusion Off-the-Shoulder Lace & Georgette Trumpet Gown

    Watters Seaton Illusion Off-the-Shoulder Lace & Georgette Trumpet Gown, $2,580 at Nordstrom

    Sexy Bohemian Lace Wedding Dress by DressesLioness

    Sexy Bohemian Lace Wedding Dress, $2,877 by Etsy seller DressesLioness

    Beaded Lace Wedding Dress with Illusion Details by Galina

    Beaded Lace Wedding Dress with Illusion Details by Galina, $858 at David’s Bridal

    Victoria Sexy Couture Bridal Gown by DressesLioness

    Victoria Sexy Couture Bridal Gown, $1,975 by Etsy seller DressesLioness

    Berta 14-45

    Berta 14-45, $3,500 at Preowned Wedding Dresses

    Watters Dune Silk Georgette Fit & Flare Skirt

    Watters Dune Silk Georgette Fit & Flare Skirt, $1,410 at Nordstrom

    Riccarda Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress by RaraAvisAngeEtoiles

    Riccarda Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress, $1,809 by Etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoiles

    Kate Lace Wedding Dress by DressesLioness

    Kate Lace Wedding Dress, $3,328 by Etsy seller DressesLioness

    And two that are over budget:

    Sexy Lace Wedding Dress with Low Back by DressesLioness

    Sexy Lace Wedding Dress with Low Back, $3,835 by Etsy seller DressesLioness

    Lazaro V-Neck Lace Trumpet Dress

    Lazaro V-Neck Lace Trumpet Dress, $3,950 at Nordstrom

    Only a few months to go, Jessica! Let us know in the comments which gown you’ve chosen for your October wedding.

    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.
  • 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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    11/5

    Rosa by Katya Katya Shehurina

    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…

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  • 10/29

    Rue de Seine Violet

    Happy Thursday, BABs! Today's CAI/GOI request is from reader Sarah, who is searching for a Rue de Seine "Violet" look-alike for under $700. She writes: "Honestly, I don't want to spend more than $700 and am even hoping to spend considerably less, if possible. But I'd love to see anything in the $100-$800 range in case there's anything I might be able to find on…

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