Broke-Ass Tag: Shopbop

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.

  • 3/3

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewHello, BABs! Can you believe it is already March?! Craziness, I tell you.

    Today’s CAI/GOI gown is GORGEOUS! Reader Hannah commented on this post with:

    “I would LOVE it if you could find some alternatives to the Berta 15-107 …i’m looking for something with long sleeves and a deep v neck (to the bust…nothing that shows off the stomach etc, i’m not that daring!) with quite modern detailing….about $3-$4k”

    The Berta 15-107 gown is from last year’s Fall/Winter collection and features an illusion long-sleeve top with deep v-neck and open back, scalloped embroidered lace throughout and jeweled accents. It’s sleek and sexy with modern details. Berta gowns are some of my favorites, Hannah, so I feel you on the gown-love here. For my search, I focused on long-sleeved gowns with a lower v-neck. I am also giving you a few gowns with modern accents or interesting features (glam sequins, ya’ll). Let’s check ’em out!

    Can't Afford ItBerta Bridal Plunging Neckline Lace Gown Berta Bridal style 15-107Berta Bridal Fall/Winter Collection (Style: 15-107), Berta gowns range $7,800-$10,000+

    Get Over ItLace Long Sleeve Illusion V-Neck Wedding Dress at David's BridalLace Long Sleeve Illusion V-Neck Wedding Dress By Galina Signature (Style: SWG727), $1,250 at David’s Bridal

    Khione Gown at BHLDNKhione Gown By Sophia Kokosalaki (Style: 36999720), $2,150 at BHLDN

    Vintage Style Lace Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline and Long Sleeves by ieie on etsy“Amber” Vintage Style Lace Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline and Long Sleeves (Style: Amber LG140701), $559.95+ via Etsy seller ieie

    Long Sleeve Sheath with Illusion V-Neckline at David's BridalLong Sleeve Sheath with Illusion V-Neckline (Style: SWG719), $1,450 at David’s Bridal

    Beilin Gown at BHLDNBeilin Gown By Watters (Style: 34788182), $2,300 at BHLDN

    Lace wedding dress by Barzelai on etsyLace wedding dress $460 by Etsy seller barzelai
    Badgley Mischka Sequined Long Sleeve V-Neck GownBadgley Mischka Sequined Long Sleeve V-Neck Gown (Style: 0400088885285), $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue

    White by Vera Wang Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress at David's BridalWhite by Vera Wang Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress (Style: VW351270), $1,498 at David’s Bridal

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

    Sequin Wedding Dress by makemydresses on etsySequin Wedding Dress, $989 by Etsy seller MakeMyDress

    Long Sleeve Beaded Lace Plunge Neckline Gown at David's BridalLong Sleeve Beaded Lace Plunge Neckline Gown (Style: SWG695), $799.99 at David’s Bridal

    French Lace, Deep-V Neck Long Sleeve 1930's Art Deco Inspired Fitted-Flare Trumpet Bias Gown by Rebecca Schoneveld on etsy“Cora-Ingrid” French Lace, Deep-V Neck Long Sleeve 1930s Art Deco Inspired Fitted-Flare Trumpet Bias Gown, $2,620 by Etsy seller RebeccaSchoneveld

    Theia Nicole Lace GownTheia Nicole Lace Gown (Style: THEIA30040), $1,495 at Shopbop

    Long Sleeve Lace Trumpet Gown with 3D Flowers at David's BridalLong Sleeve Lace Trumpet Gown with 3D Flowers (Style: SWG677), $749.99 at David’s Bridal

    Tribal Lace Open Back Hand Embellished Wedding Dress by IDoCoutureBridalTribal Lace Open Back Hand Embellished Wedding Dress, $2,650 by Etsy seller IDoCoutureBridal

    Phew! Those are a lot of lovely, long-sleeved dresses! I think that last option comes pretty darned close to the Berta gown, don’t you? Hannah, did we help you get over the Berta 15-107? 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.

    *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.
  • 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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    11/12

    Galia Lahav-Dolce-F

    Hey, hey BABs! Today's CAI/GOI request is a stunner! Reader Alix commented on this post with: "My mom always said I had champagne taste with a beer budget, she was right. I found a Galia Lahav dress, from the Dolce Vita Collection, the Dolce, and I fell in love with it before I looked at the price tag. I love the v neck, its fitted,…

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    10/15

    Naomi Neoh Clementine

    Is it really Thursday again? You bet! And that means a new CAI/GOI post is in order. This week's request was from reader Shannon, who wrote in looking for a gown like the "Clementine" from Naomi Neoh. Her request posed two challenges, as the "Clementine" is only available in the UK and it retails for £2,900 ... that would be over $4,400, a wee bit…

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  • 4/16

    Monique Lhuillier Sienna Chantilly Lace Gown

    Before we get down to the business of Gown Hunting, let’s take a moment to welcome our new BAB team member, Caitlyn, who did a bang-up job on her post last week! Kudos, Caitlyn! And now back to the fashion frenzy, reader fanfanstella had the most eloquent way of phrasing her dress dilemma. In her comment to another CAI/GOI post, she said the Monique Lhuillier Sienna Chantilly…

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    10/3

    Well hey there, October! It's a big ol' month here at BAB! Dana is GETTING FREAKING MARRIED on Sunday, I'm turning 30 next week and there are tons of awesome new projects in the works behind the scenes. Oh, and of course, there are sales and deals like you would believe going on! This Ten for the Weekend is brimming with some sweet sales, but…

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    8/8

    It's like the shoe gods are daring us not to shop this weekend, you guys. Seriously. There are so many sweet deals for killer kicks in this edition of Ten for the Weekend that you'll be well-heeled and rarin' to go without so much as a dent to your bank account. Also: Beach essentials to help you bid adieu to summer, #CraftOptions because ... well ...…

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  • 2/14

    Finding a long-sleeve dress that doesn’t look like a separate part of the dress – that’s this week’s challenge. I need your help!  I can't afford Le Spose di Gio's CL11 but am having trouble getting over it.  Any ideas on stylish dresses where sleeves don't look like add-ons? Thanks! Katie wants to spend no more than $1,200. Her budget wasn’t actually a challenge. Finding…

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