Broke-Ass Tag: short wedding dress

5/26

Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’s CAI/GOI request comes from Miss Ashley, who is looking for a stunner of a reception dress; an alternative to Bien Savvy’s “Addicted to Your Lips” gown. Ashley didn’t have much luck finding a knock-off version, so she’s asked the mighty BAB gown hunters for some assistance. I have to admit, there are few dresses that look exactly like the Bien Savvy gown under the requested $500 budget, so I’ve searched for all sorts of knee-length reception dresses that include tulle skirts and/or lace tops. Consider these options “inspired by” the lovely Bien Savvy gown. Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford It

Bien Savvy Addicted to Your LipsBien Savvy’s “Addicted to Your Lips” Gown (Style: BSA116A), ~$1,000

Get Over It

Short Mesh Dress with Illusion Sweetheart Bodice at David's BridalShort Mesh Dress with Illusion Sweetheart Bodice (Style: EJ4M5197), $99.95 at David’s Bridal

Kiara Dress from BHDLNKiara Dress By Pankaj & Nidhi (Style: 37268091), $450 at BHLDN

Rebecca Minkoff Trixie DressRebecca Minkoff Trixie Dress (Style: 1643079), $398 at Bloomingdale’s

allison parris Winter Wonderland Dressallison parris Winter Wonderland Dress, $30 Rental at Rent the Runway

1950s Style White Tulle Dress at Unique Vintage1950s Style White Tulle Dress (Style: P70), $88 at Unique Vintage

Kinsey Lace-Blocked Pleated DressKinsey Lace-Blocked Pleated Dress (Style: JGK68H25-100), $368 at BCBG

Custom Short Wedding Dress by LaceMarryCustom Short Wedding Dress, $235 by Etsy seller LaceMarry

Lina Dress from BHLDNLina Dress By Hitherto (Style: 37804622), $140 at BHLDN

Short Lace and Tulle Dress with Illusion Bodice at David's BridalShort Lace and Tulle Dress with Illusion Bodice (Style: 182948DB), $199.95 at David’s Bridal

Now Pronounce You Posh Dress in White at ModclothNow Pronounce You Posh Dress in White, $175 at ModCloth

Flirting with Danger Cutout Ivory Dress at LulusFlirting with Danger Cutout Ivory Dress, $55 at Lulu’s

Marissa from Kennedy BlueMarissa Gown, $160 at Kennedy Blue

Celestina Dressa at BHLDNCelestina Dress By Yoana Baraschi (Style: 35031061), $220 at BHLDN

STYLESTALKER Ivory Lace Chandelier DressSTYLESTALKER Ivory Lace Chandelier Dress, $50 Rental at Rent the Runway

Unique Vintage White on White Swiss Dot Garden State Mesh DressWhite on White Swiss Dot Garden State Mesh Dress (Style: P16257), $138 at Unique Vintage

The Pearl Pinup White Pearl Halter Bustier Tutu Dress Knee Length by darkponydesignsThe Pearl Pinup White Pearl Halter Bustier Tutu Dress Knee Length, $265 via Etsy seller darkponydesigns

Lili Lace Dress from BHLDNLili Lace Dress By Nha Khanh (Style: 36812329), $350 at BHLDN

Oh man, I love a beautiful reception dress! These gowns all offer the fun and flirty party vibe of a little white dress paired with some of the Bien Savvy gown details. What do you think, Ashley? Have we helped you get over the “Addicted to Your Lips” dress? 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.
  • 4/14

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewWe love the House of Mooshki’s vintage-inspired gowns here on the BAB! (Check out our archives of previous Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! posts.) So, I was happy to help reader Jamie for today’s CAI/GOI request, a House of Mooshki “Sarah” look-alike. Jamie wrote:

    I LOVE the House of Mooshki Sarah dress, if I could have ANY dress that would be it, but can’t bring myself to spend the $$$$ and I’m also so worried about having a dress that spendy shipped from the UK without having been fitted!!! Do you have any suggestions!???”

    Before we delve into alternative gown options, I do want to let you know that House of Mooshki understands concerns about ordering a dress from afar. They have experience consulting with brides via Skype and telephone conference to ensure that brides get exactly what they expect. You could have your local seamstress take your measurements and then you can relay this information during your consultation. House of Mooshki gets that your wedding dress is a big investment and they want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.

    That said, I totally appreciate wanting to try on a dress beforehand and I am all for shopping close to home and saving money. In searching for the House of Mooshki’s “Sarah”-inspired gown, I focused on tea-length, lace dresses with short sleeves and a bit of ’50s-mod flare. Let’s see some under $1000 options!

    Can't Afford ItHouse of Mooshki SarahHouse of Mooshki’s “Sarah” Gown, £1,450.00 ($2038.84 USD)

    Get Over ItLace Wedding Dress With Sleeves - Peggy Sue from thepeppermintpretty on etsyLace Wedding Dress With Sleeves “Peggy Sue,” $875 by Etsy seller thepeppermintpretty

    Oleg Cassini Cap Sleeve Illusion Wedding Dress at David's BridalOleg Cassini Cap Sleeve Illusion Wedding Dress (Style: CMK513), $750 at David’s Bridal

    Gilded Grace Dress in Champagne at ModclothGilded Grace Dress in Champagne by Chi Chi London, $175 at ModCloth

    Retro 50s Tea Length Lace Wedding Dress with Short Sleeves Retro ’50s Tea Length Lace Wedding Dress with Short Sleeves “Cherry” (Style: Cherry CS2003), $359.95 by Etsy seller ieie

    JY Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Style JY509JY Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid in Ivory (Style: JY509), $244 at your local Dessy retailer

    Kiara Dress at BHLDNKiara Dress by Pankaj & Nidhi (Style: 37268091), $450 at BHLDN

    1950s Rockabilly Wedding Dress 'Lacey' with Lace Overlay by PixiePocket on etsy1950s Rockabilly Wedding Dress ‘Lacey’ with Lace Overlay, $375.50 by Etsy seller PixiePocket

    Analia Bridal DressAnalia Bridal Dress (Style: 9502564608), $700 at Monsoon

    Sparkling Celebration Dress in Ivory at modclothSparkling Celebration Dress in Ivory by Chi Chi London, $200 at ModCloth

    Eve - Vintage Style Lace Wedding Dress by EllanaCouture on etsy“Eve” Vintage Style Lace Wedding Dress, $395 by Esty seller Ellana Couture

    What do you think of all these short, lace dresses, Jamie? Any contenders help you get over House of Mooshki’s “Sarah”? Let us know in the comments. Good luck and happy shopping!

    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.
  • 4/23

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    Man, did I have a challenge for the Can't Afford It? Get Over It! post this week! Alyssa commented on this CAI/GOI post with the following: "Love this feature -- it's given me so many links to check out in my search for the perfect dress! Unfortunately, I've fallen in love with this ModCloth dress which is sadly discontinued. I love the lace and the halter top neckline.…

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    2/12

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    Hey der, BABs! I'm super excited to help Clare get over this retro, tea length gown. I think tea length gowns are MY favorite, too. I think it's so feminine and vintage annnnd your shoes are probably fabulous on your wedding day so everyone needs to see them. Also, it's easier to get around without a long train. Hello, dance floor! Not that trains aren't…

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    11/4

    Guys, I've been absolutely dying to get the whole damn story on Kate and Daniel's insane, beautiful, literary, uncertain wedding ... and it's finally here! Her amazing red dress, the f*ck it all attitude about how things "should" be, the anxiety of the whole visa and immigration process ... it's been a helluva journey, but now Kate and Daniel are married. And it was the…

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  • 8/8

    Well, they did it again. We knew they would, didn't we? BHLDN dropped their fall line this week, and it's inspired by ballet. So it's suuuper flowy and graceful and dreamy. And they nailed it, of course. There are even more glittery shoes (these and these are killing me) and they added some new toppers to give a new twist on a convertible dress.  But…

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    1/24

    Last time I talked about dress shopping, I shared my internal conflict over this flattering but perhaps too traditional David's Bridal dress: If you recall, I had originally envisioned myself in a short white dress with a little bit of funk.  Then I stumbled into this gown on a "just for fun" shopping trip with my mom and bestie.  I tried it on and, "Bam!"…

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  • 11/10

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    Lined up another real sweet intimate DIY real wedding for you all ... this one comes from Emily Takes Photos. I adore the fact that it was outdoors and that the couple's rustic theme matched so well. Congratulations to Penelope and Mikiya! Many thanks to Penelope for taking the time to talk a bit about elements of their wedding day. Here's what she had to…

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