Broke-Ass Tag: wedding dresses

5/4

Welcome BABs! We have another CAI/GOI for you today with a gorgeous Rue de Seine gown inspiration. Reader Haley commented on this post looking for a boho dress for her wedding:

Rue de seine Blake or Raven for under $1000. I like the bohemian, festival, hippie style.
Thanks!
Haley

Okay, Haley — I hear you on these great Rue de Seine gowns! These gowns are both lovely and have a airy boho feel to them. I’ll focus on finding similar boho, hippie gowns with a crochet lace look to them.

 

Rue de Seine gowns “Blake” (left) and “Raven” (right); Love-Spell Collection; ranging from $2,000 – $4,500

 

 

Roane Gown in ivory; $700 from BHLDN

Unmatched beauty white lace off-the-shoulder maxi dress; $98 at LuLu’s

Nevena Dress in ivory; $560 from BHLDN

Bohemian Wedding Dress Petunia Gown; $1,000 by Etsy seller BeMyBride

Eira gown in ivory; $1,000 by BHLDN

Bohemian Wedding Dress Petal Gown; $860 by Etsy Seller BeMyBride

Angelica boho dress; $930 by Etsy Seller VictoriaFashionShop

Sheer Scallop Lace Bohemian Back Cut Out Gown; $648 by Etsy Seller SaldanaVintage

Jarlo Bandeu Maxi Lace Dress with Fishtail; $173 by ASOS

White Rena Wedding Gown; $750 by Etsy seller BeMyBride

Kimberley Lace and Crochet Maxi Dress; $350 by Alice & Olivia at Nordstrom Rack

Cutout Lace Gown; $318 by Avery G at Bloomingdales

That’s the roundup for today, so tell us what you think, Haley. I hope we found something to work for your hippie, festival style!

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.
  • 4/20

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    Reader Sandra commented on this post looking for a floaty dress for her 30th anniversary vow renewal:

    “Just found “Can’t Afford It” today. Wonderful! My husband and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in 2018, and would like to have a vow renewal and small party. I really like Inga Nataya’s “River Fairy” dress in Lilac, but $900 is too much for me to spend on a dress. (My original wedding dress, veil and shoes cost less than $300). I love the Edwardian look of Jenny Packham’s Azalea as well. I’d only like to spend $400 or less, and I hope to be able to wear the dress again to occasions like a graduation party or someone else’s wedding.
    Also, I’m 52 and love vintage clothing. While I love the floaty look of the above dresses, I don’t want anything too youthful.
    Hoping this is not all impossible!
    Can you help? Thanks!!!”

    Sandra, first off — congratulations on your soon-to-be 30 married years! For your renewal dress, I’ll focus my search on simpler “floaty” dresses without trains and won’t limit it to just traditional white gowns. The River Fairy gown has a soft shrug overlay with sleeve look, and I’ll see if I can find this kind of versatility in the dresses in my search, and keep it from going to “young” looking.  I’ll also keep an eye for some Edwardian dresses, which is also a lovely style.  Let’s see them …

    Can't Afford It

    Inga Nataya River Fairy in Lilac

    River Fairy dress in Lilac, $900 by Inga Nataya

    Get Over It

    Nordstrom - Embellished Lace Gown 319

    La Femme Embellished Lace Gown; $319 at Nordstrom

    ASOS - Lace Paneled Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress 113

    Lace Paneled Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress in blue; $113 at ASOS

    ASOS - Needle & Thread Daisy Embroidery Maxi Dress With Cold Shoulder 376

    Needle & Thread Daisy Embroidery Maxi Dress With Cold Shoulder; $376 at ASOS

    Macys - Adelyn Rae Lace Maxi Dress 148

    Adelyn Rae Lace maxi Dress; $148 at Nordstrom

    Macys - J Kara Beaded V Back Capelet Gown 289

    J Kara Beaded V-Back Capelet Gown; $289 at Macy’s

    Macys -Adrianna Papell Beaded Mesh Gown 349

    Adrianna Papell Beaded Mesh Gown; $349 at Macy’s

    Macys -Adrianna Papell Embellished Popover Xapelet Gown 369

    Adrianna Papell Embellished Popover Capelet Gown; $369 at Macy’s

    Dillards - JS Collection Romantic Ruffle Sheer Matte jersey Gown 258

    JS Collections Romantic Ruffle Sheer Matte Jersey Gown; $258 at Dillard’s

    Dillards - R&M Richards Sequined Lace and Chiffon Jacket Dress 130

    R & M Richards Sequined Lace & Chiffon Jacket Dress in Lavender; $130 at Dillard’s

    Dillards - Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Sequin Lace Organza Riffle Tiered Gown 219

    Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Sequin Lace & Organza Ruffle Tiered Gown; $219 at Dillard’s

    So what do you think, is there a dress here for your vow renewal, Sandra?  I wish you 30 more years of married bliss.

    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.
  • 10/27

    Today's CAI/GOI request is for a seriously gorgeous Galia Lahav gown. Reader Jasmine commented on this post asking for some help finding a "Loretta" lookalike. She writes: "Hi! I too am in love with a Galia Lahav "Loretta" dress. Would like to keep my budget around $3000 (and lower if possible :D) but there might be some wiggle room if truly necessary ;). I am…

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    11/3

    Source Dress shopping has brought me equal parts excitement and anxiety. You're shopping for the dress. I've never been a spectator for anyone's shopping experience before, and have only been bridesmaid dress shopping once. Ten years ago.  I'd like to add that I sort of hate shopping. I don't like to try on clothes. I have a solid idea of what looks good on me, and purchase 90%…

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    11/3

     Happy Monday, BABs! I hope your Halloweekend was wonderful and amazing and so wildly full of fun and candy. For today's Get Inspired styleboard, I thought I'd get a jump on the holiday season and the soon-to-be abundance of greens and reds and holly jolly that will surround us everywhere we go. Jade is a really striking color of green that will pop in photos,…

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  • 10/17

    Happy Friday, everyone! I'll be traveling to Charlotte, N.C., in the morning for a meeting with some of our partners and to see a friend, and Dana and Paul are officially on the second leg of their epic honeymoon tour, chilling in a great hotel in Seoul. But I'd never take off without leaving you with some great deals and discounts to help you kick…

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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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    5/9

    Happy Friday, BABs! My love for BHLDN grows ever stronger, especially with the release of it's Summer Lookbook this week. The first image in the lookbook featured one of its gorgeous gowns coupled with an ethereal flowing tulle skirt, and I DIED. Far be it from me to keep the love all to myself, so for this week's Five for Friday, I picked my five…

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  • 4/1

    The Broke-Ass Bride is proud to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer, turning gently used designer gowns into a beacon of hope in the worldwide fight against breast cancer. If you'd like to donate your gown, here's how. If you're in need of a gown, Brides Against Breast Cancer runs a nationwide tour of gowns, and you should most definitely check it out when it…

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