Broke-Ass Tag: Saks Fifth Avenue

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.
  • 10/30

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    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:

    Adrianna Papell Floral Beaded Gown from Dillards

    Adrianna Papell Floral Beaded Gown, $300 at Dillards

    Nha Khanh Silver Harmony Dress from Rent the RunwayNha Khanh Silver Harmony Gown, $125 Rental ($825 Retail) at Rent the Runway
    Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman from Saks Fifth Avenue

    Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Embroidered Tulle Gown, $464 (Was $1160) at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Sparkle Within Dress from ModCloth

    Sparkle Within Dress, $329.99 from ModClothTeri Jon by Rickie Freeman Jacquard Trumpet Gown from Saks Fifth Avenue

    Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Jacquard Trumpet Gown, $384 (Was $960) at Saks Fifth Avenue

    BONUS (because I couldn’t help myself):Badgley Mischka Night at the Oscars Dress from Rent the Runway

    Badgley Mischka Night at the Oscars Gown, $120 Rental ($620 Retail) from Rent the Runway

    Would you pick any of these for your wedding day? Which is your favorite?

    christen
  • 9/4

    Hey, BABs! This week we're helping Brianna get over the lovely "Emma Gown" by Theia for BHLDN. Don O'Neill is the designer/creative genius behind the Theia Collection, which was created to "bring out a woman's inner goddess." Theia, a Titaness in Greek mythology, possessed the power of light. So, basically, she made everything sparkle and we here at BAB lurve our sparklez. This particular gown was inspired by the…

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    This week’s request is particularly special – well, for me. It comes from an adopted little sister of mine. Leann is my high school boyfriend’s little sister. I still picture her as a girl in middle school, despite the fact that she's a beautiful, independent woman now. She knows she can ask me for help anytime. This week, I got a request from her via…

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