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 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!
Galia Lahav “Antonia,” La Dolce Vita Collection, $10,800
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.
Happy Friday, Broke-Asses! I’ve been thinking a lot about winter weddings (it’s coming, after all!) and I’m totally loving the idea of gorgeous, shimmery, non-traditional gowns set against the crisp white of winter snow. Winter weddings are also a great way to save some skrilla — it tends to be a bit of an offseason (save for the weeks around Christmas and New Years, as well as Valentine’s Day), as the vast majority of weddings take place from May through October. Gorgeous non-traditional dresses make for amazing, impactful wedding gowns, and they often run significantly less because you can buy them off-the-rack (just find a good seamstress or tailor) or rent them for incredibly cheap. And! You can def. wear them again if you buy — think New Years, black-tie weddings or just a super fancy night out. Here are five of my favorite non-traditional wedding gowns that would stun at a winter (or anytime) wedding for under $500:
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