Broke-Ass Tag: short wedding dress

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. I’m trying to find something similar for under $300 !”

First off, thanks for the love, Alyssa! We love that you love BAB! Secondly, that dress is totally adorable! The floral lace in ModCloth‘s “I Do Declare!” dress is delicate and feminine, while the short length keeps if fun and flirty. The halter neckline is not something you see too often in wedding dresses (hello, strapless everything), but it lends to the retro vibe that makes this dress unique. Finding a similar dress with both lace and a halter neckline (specifically, one with light, gauzy straps) was no easy feat, but here goes!

Can't Afford It

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 3.39.11 PMI Do Declare! Dress from ModCloth, Discontinued

Get Over Itc779d1585697b3aaab3f3dec1a4d9cc9Jaunty Jive Dress, $59.99 at ModCloth

(This is currently out of stock but never fear! If you sign up, ModCloth will notify you when it’s back in action!)

7b63628e947c9f2842489042afa677cbThis Blissful Moment Dress, $149.99 at ModCloth

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Hailey Logan ‘Megan’ Cutout Textured Skater Dress, Item #1011643, $89 at Nordstrom

2273491-p-4xMax and Cleo Rose Cut Out Lace Dress, SKU: #8147943, $41.40 at 6pm.com

31018Mori Lee Affairs Bridesmaid Dresses, Style 31018, $174 at BestBridalPrices.com

3090396-p-4xBB Dakota Fenton Dress, SKU 8497261, $88 at Zappos

S9EQNDoZsE_Unique_Vintage_1950s_Style_Ivory_Midtown_Halter_Swing_Dress1950s Style Ivory Midtown Halter Swing Dress, Item #:P10214, $59 at Unique Vintage

il_570xN.620144872_p2xuVintage 1950s Lace Dress, $134 at PickledVintage via Etsy

il_570xN.607029077_bvccMarilyn Monroe Inspired Wedding Dress, $245 at DyStyle via Etsy

il_570xN.470717453_ekbgKnee Length Lace Wedding Dress, $217 at LaceMarry via Etsy

il_570xN.643301738_mw8mKnee Length Halter Neckline A Line Lace Wedding Dress, Style WD022, $158 at RoseHauteCouture via Etsy

BHLDN Chloe Dress

Chloe Dress, $250 from BHLDN

ivory-dress-ML-31005-dMori Lee Short Strapless Ivory Lace Dress, Style ML-31005, $99 at Simply Dresses

For the last dress, you could bring it to a seamstress and have them add on material to make it a halter neckline. And for $99 for the dress, you’d definitely still be under budget!

I hope one of these dresses is the one for you, Alyssa! The shorter length means they’re not only good alternative wedding dresses, but great options for showers, reception dresses, or (for as low as $41.40, WHAT!?), I’d justify wearing one on the couch whilst eating pizza just because. Broke-Ass Brides can be fancy pizza eaters too, you guys. Good luck with your search 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.
  • 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 lovely but to each their own. As Clare mentions, I have done another CAI/GOI featuring a House Of Mooshki gown. Olivia Wright is their head designer and no two dresses are ever the same. However, each dress is insanely detailed and beautiful and I want them all … NBD. So, I’m ready to help you get over it, girl! Clare wrote in:

    “Love your CAI/GOI posts, they’re my favourites! I think you did a great job on this one.

    Could you help me out? I love ‘Zara’ by House of Mooshki but really only wanted to spend under $1000 (its over $2k here in Australia). I know you’ve done one of their dresses before but I like different specific things about this particular gown; the higher tea length and the open yet sweetheart neckline (wanna show a little bit of cleavage 😉 ). I do like the long sleeves and the limited lace (many tea length gowns seem to be all lace…) but they are secondary considerations. Your help would be much appreciated :)”

    Well, aren’t you the SWEETEST! Thank you so much. I really love helping you ladies out with such an important purchase.

    Can't Afford It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's House Of Mooshki’s “Zara”, $2777

    Get Over It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's V-Neck Tea Length Tulle Gown (Style: 002014379) $165 at JJsHouse.com

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Tea Length Tulle Gown With 3/4 Sleeves $270 at 50Timeless on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Tea Length Wedding Gown With Lace Sleeves (Style: H7001 Marina) $380 at ieie on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Tea Length Gown With Lace Sleeves (Style: Jocelyn N13004) $380 at ieie on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Lace Tea Length Wedding Dress  (Style: Divan LG140303) $390 at ieie on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Full Length Tea Gown With Rho Lace & Netting (Style: Rho6741E) $670 at BestBridalPrices.com

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Taffeta Dress With 3/4 Sleeves & Gathered Detail (Style: Janie Jones) $850 at ThePeppermintPretty on Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's Silk Tulle Skirt With Tailored Bodice & Delicate Lace (Style: 32196206) $850 at BHLDN

    What do you think, Clare? I talk a lot about bridal toppers like this one. I noticed there were a lot more options for tea length dresses that didn’t have sleeves so a topper could end up giving you more dresses to choose from.  Sometimes I’ll add more dress options in the comments if I come across something good after I’ve posted it, so be sure to check back. Good luck in your search and let us know if we can help you in any other way! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I expect even more dress requests! <3 Until next week, BABs … xo.

    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.
    Elaine Michalek
  • 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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