Broke-Ass Tag: unique vintage

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.
  • 2/20

    Affiliate Disclosure Statement

    You guys are ready for spring, aren’t you? I know I am, and I live somewhere that saw 70-degree-plus weather last week. So while we wait for the blooms to rise from the frozen ground, how about we just pretend that patio-drinking weather is right around the corner? These gorgeous frocks, all under $60, evoke a considerably brighter, cheerier season ahead.

    Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

    You Spring Me Joy Dress, $54.99 at ModCloth 

    Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

    Talk of the Terrace dress, $43 at LuLu’s

    Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

    Vintage Floral Dress, $54 at AmericanArchive on Etsy

    Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

    1960s Style Floral Pleated Short Sleeve Flare Dress, $50 $37 at Unique Vintage

    Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

    Ethereal Bouquet Floral Dress, $44.99 at Ruche

    Which one of these pretty floral frocks do you like, BABs?

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  • 11/17

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    11/11

     Real Bride Kate's wedding was gorgeous -- not only because of the uniqueness of it, but because the bold color palette was stunning. I mean, her DRESS. Come on. So I found it only appropriate to put together an inspiration board with a similar palette, featuring a bold red, ink black and smooth off-white. This combinations pairs so well, and gold, silver, gray or another…

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  • 10/17

    Are we sick of that play on words? Maybe? I don't know. Puns. I dig 'em. Anyway, since we've had oodles of convo surrounding Halloween weddings this week (I mean, you saw the HP Lovecraft-inspired shoot, right?), it seemed appropriate to find some great dresses for this haunted holiday, whether you're hitting the parties or are planning your own eerie I Do's -- and all…

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    10/10

    Happy Friday, darlings! I'm pretty stoked about this week's Five for Friday, because the lovely, lovely peeps over at Unique Vintage and I schemed up something super special for you. In honor of this girl's 30th birthday (which, you guys, I've been waiting FOREVER for this), Unique Vintage is knocking a cool 30% off select styles this weekend just for you, BABs, which knocks most…

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  • 8/14

    Hey BABs! I'm pretty excited about this week's Can't Afford It? Get Over It! Reader Shannon wrote in about "Evie" by House of Mooshki.  Owned by Vicki McCarthy, House of Mooshki is a team of people in London who cater to the modern day bride but with a dash of vintage flair. I discovered them earlier this year and I've pretty much been OBSESSED ever since.…

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