Broke-Ass Tag: short wedding dress

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. 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…

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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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