This week’s BAB Sofia has some amazing couture taste! The wonderfully unique neckline created by the detailed draping of the sleeves on her Le Spose di Gio dream dress is truly to die for.
I am in love with a wedding dress from Le Spose di Giò. It is the dress CL31 from the Classica Collection. I am not sure about the price but I don’t want to pay more than $1,500. Would you be able to give me any ideas? I really like the neckline and sort of transparent sleeves.
So, Sofia, I’m starting with an apology. I failed to find the retail price for this European designer. It might be worthwhile to check local shops in your area in case it’s more affordable than it appears. Until then, here are some wonderful alternatives for you to covet.
CAN’T AFFORD IT
Le Spose di Gio gown
GET OVER IT
Honeychurch Wedding Gown ($1,200 at English Dept via Etsy)
Savoir Faire Gown ($1,400 at BHLDN)
Off the Shoulder Chiffon Wedding Gown ($295.99 at For Her and For Him)
One Shoulder Metallic Detail Fit-and-Flare Gown ($699.99 at David’s Bridal)
Florence Gown by Reem Acra ($400 rental through Rent the Runway)
Off Shoulder Trumpet Bridal Gown by Rami Kashou ($462.50 at Bebe)
Fit to Flare Wedding Gown with Illusion Neckline ($1,100 at David’s Bridal)
Finding something that matches your inspiration’s super beautiful neckline was super difficult. After looking really closely at lots of necklines – a strange way to spend a Sunday evening – these came up as noteworthy alternatives. Hopefully you’ll find something here that makes your heart swoon!
“Budget” has always been a word I kind of hate. It really kills the joy of shopping for, well, anything. But of course, it’s a very important factor when it comes to BAB weddings.
I fell in love with the Wtoo Olivia gown in oatmeal. I went to try it on and absolutely love it. I have been trying to find a used one to buy, but they are still out of budget. Do you have any ideas of similar looks I could try? I can’t seem to find anything like it. Thanks!!!
After chatting with our BAB, it turns out her magic number is $800. There’s always an opportunity to have fun on a budget. This is no different. As always, the key is being open-minded when it comes to all the little details…
CAN’T AFFORD IT
Wtoo Olivia Gown ($1,344 at Best Bridal Prices)
GET OVER IT
Nicole Miller Keyhole Goddess Gown ($630 retail, $100 rental at Rent The Runway)
Reem Acra Florence Gown ($3,000 retail, $400 rental at Rent The Runway)
Taffeta Ball Gown with Layered Tulle Skirt ($299.99 at David’s Bridal)
Badgley Mischka Strapless Lace Gown ($715 at Shopbop)
BCBG Max Azria Magnolia Strapless Gown ($523.60 at Shopbop)
Silk Strapless Vintage Wedding Dress ($550 at Ann Taylor)
Tulle Ball Gown with Asymmetrical Draped Skirt ($699.99 at David’s Bridal)
The color is the hardest thing to really match up. Not all these options hit that hue right on the head, but we play around with a palette that goes from white to peachy pink to a golden, movie star hue. Hopefully there is something in here that catches your eye!