Broke-Ass Tag: wedding gowns

10/27

Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’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 floored by this dress, like it is the epitome of a dream dress for me but it’s upwards of $10,000. I hope that you can help me out, cuz I clearly have champagne taste, and while I’m not much of a beer drinker, I definitely only have ‘cheap wine’ money lol. Thanks much!

We can get you some pretty good “wine” for $3,000, Jasmine! For similar gowns, I searched for mermaid silhouettes with a body-hugging lace bodice and tulle skirt. I kept an eye out for gowns with extra volume in the skirt and lace up top. Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItGalia Lahav Loretta back Galia Lahav Loretta front Galia Lahav’s “Loretta” Gown, “Tales of the Jazz Age” Collection, ~$12,000

Get Over ItLIMITED EDITION Oleg Cassini Tank Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress at David's BridalLIMITED EDITION Oleg Cassini Tank Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress (Style: CWG709), $1,099.99 at David’s Bridal

Leigh Gown from BHLDNLeigh Gown By Eddy K (Style: 39250873), $1,600 at BHLDN

Truly Zac Posen Criss Cross Back Wedding Dress at David's BridalTruly Zac Posen Criss Cross Back Wedding Dress (Style: ZP341638), $949.99 at David’s Bridal

Rosa Clara 'Estrada' Beaded Mesh Lace Mermaid Dress (In Stores Only)Rosa Clara’Estrada’ Beaded Mesh Lace Mermaid Dress (In Stores Only) (Style: 5104082), $2,962 at Nordstrom

Judil Lace Gown by etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoiles“Judil” Wedding Dress, $2,188.48 by Etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoiles

Illusion Deep Plunge Neckline Lace Trumpet Gown at David's BridalIllusion Deep Plunge Neckline Lace Trumpet Gown (Style: SWG681), $799.99 at David’s Bridal

Rosa Clara 'Volga' Beaded Tulle Trumpet Dress (In Stores Only)Rosa Clara ‘Volga’ Beaded Tulle Trumpet Dress (In Stores Only) (Style: 5104083), $2,312.50 at Nordstrom

Katie May Charleston GownKatie May “Charleston” Gown (Style: KATIM30009), $1,650 at Shopbop

Beaded Venice Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress at David's BridalGalina Signature Beaded Venice Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress (Style: SWG723), $958 at David’s Bridal

Casablanca Casablanca “Daffodil” Gown, $1,550 at Shoptiques

Oleg Cassini Strapless Mermaid Wedding Dress at David's BridalOleg Cassini Strapless Mermaid Wedding Dress (Style: CWG737), $1,158 at David’s Bridal

Teini Lace Wedding Gown by etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoiles“Teini” Lace Wedding Gown, $2,121.48 by Etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoiles

Rhinestone Drop Waist Wedding Dress by Camille La VieRhinestone Drop Waist Wedding Dress by Camille La Vie (Style: 42423-4267W), $1,600 at edressme

Oleg Cassini Lace Cap-Sleeve Trumpet Wedding Dress at David's BridalOleg Cassini Lace Cap-Sleeve Trumpet Wedding Dress (Style: CWG750), $1,258 at David’s Bridal

Lovely tulle-y, lace-y, mermaid-y goodness! In my humble opinion, the Casablanca “Daffodil” gown is pretty darn similar to the Galia Lahav “Loretta” gown. Even the back views are on par! What do you think, Jasmine? Any of the above got you thinking “cheap wine” might not be so bad after all? 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. 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.
  • 5/12

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewIllusion necklines are becoming increasingly popular in wedding dress land these days, and there’s no denying that they make a great alternative to a strapless gown. Reader Becca has fallen in love with one such illusion gown from David’s Bridal, commenting on this previous post with:

    I’m stuck in a similar conundrum. I’ve tried on several different silhouettes of what I thought I liked, and ended up falling for this. The problem being I’m on a really tight budget, and realistically can’t spend more than $500 for a dress. All of the Chinese dress sites scare me because of the horror stories. What’s a truly broke bride to do?

    Never fear, Becca! We’ve got plenty of dresses under $500 that feature a similar silhouette, airy tulle, and illusion details. Let’s check them out!

    Can't Afford ItMelissa Sweet Tank Tulle Wedding Dress with Beads at Davids BridalMelissa Sweet Tank Tulle Wedding Dress with Beads (Style: MS251114), $1,050 at David’s Bridal

    Get Over ItTulle Wedding Dress with Floral Lace Applique at Davids BridalTulle Wedding Dress with Floral Lace Applique (Style: WG3712), $399.99 at David’s Bridal

    Amsale 'Alyce' Illusion V-Neck Pleat Tulle GownAmsale “Alyce” Illusion V-Neck Pleat Tulle Gown in Ecru (Style: 5090208), $310 at Nordstrom

    Georgia Gown at BHLDNGeorgia Gown by Etoile (Style: 34991810), $400 at BHLDN

    SAMPLE Illusion Tank Wedding Dress with Deep V Back at Davids BridalSAMPLE Illusion Tank Wedding Dress with Deep V Back (Style: AI10020564), $448.48 at David’s Bridal

    Illusion neckline lace retro feel tulle wedding dress with sash by 50shouse on etsyIllusion neckline lace retro feel tulle wedding dress with sash, $260+ by Etsy seller 50shouse

    Off White Embellished Chiffon Long Dress 2016 Prom Dresses at Unique VintageOff White Embellished Chiffon Long Dress 2016 Prom Dresses (Style: P27146), $120 at Unique Vintage

    Own the Ceremony Dress in White at ModclothOwn the Ceremony Dress in White, $175 at ModCloth

    Short Sleeve Beaded Illusion Tulle Sheath Gown at Davids BridalShort Sleeve Beaded Illusion Tulle Sheath Gown (Style: SWG680), $499.99 at David’s Bridal

    Dessy Collection Style 2964Dessy Collection in Ivory (Style: 2964), $250 at The Dessy Group

    Jenny Yoo 'Aria' Illusion Yoke Pleated Tulle GownJenny Yoo ‘Aria’ Illusion Yoke Pleated Tulle Gown in Alpine (Style: 1046237), $260 at Nordstrom

    Ivory Lace Cap Sleeve Long Dress 2016 Prom Dresses at Unique VintageIvory Lace Cap Sleeve Long Dress 2016 Prom Dresses (Style: P33704), $145 at Unique Vintage

    Chi Chi London Bridal Tulle Maxi DressChi Chi London Bridal Tulle Maxi Dress (Style: 797893), $106 at ASOS

    hand beaded Slim A line Bridal Gown by GorgeousBridalGowns on etsyHand beaded Slim A line Bridal Gown, $489 by Etsy seller GorgeousBridalGowns

    Lovely illusion gowns at an even lovelier pricepoint! What do you think, Becca? Are any of these dreamy gowns a winner? Let us know in the comments. Good luck with your search. 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.

  • 2/17

    Ersa Atelier Eirine

    You guys, today's CAI/GOI request was quite a challenge! Reader Jane wrote in on this post with: "Hello! I was wondering if you could work you're magic and help me out! I recently fell in love with Ersa Atelier's lacy Eirene dress (darn Pinterest!) & it is WAY over my budget. This might be too big a big leap, but my budget is really more…

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    11/12

    Galia Lahav-Dolce-F

    Hey, hey BABs! Today's CAI/GOI request is a stunner! Reader Alix commented on this post with: "My mom always said I had champagne taste with a beer budget, she was right. I found a Galia Lahav dress, from the Dolce Vita Collection, the Dolce, and I fell in love with it before I looked at the price tag. I love the v neck, its fitted,…

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    11/3

    face-your-bridesmaids-make-when-you-say-yes-to-the-wrong-dress

    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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  • 7/21

    Gown WG3532, Headpiece 35986C001, Bracelet 9721|| David's Bridal Busts Out A Big Ol' Heaping of Savings

    It's Christmas in July! No, not really, but pretty damn close, y'all. David's Bridal is having their hugest sale of the season. And by huge, we mean RIDICULOUS. For serious. From wedding dresses to styles for your entourage to all those pretty little sparkly adornments, prices are slashed across the board: * Wedding dresses that were originally $300-$600 are now as low as $99, with…

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    6/3

    David's Bridal WG 3672 || Photo: Small Town Girl Photography

    You guys really dug my BHLDN wedding gown test drive post and The Broke-Ass Bride received a number of requests to keep the party going. As luck would have it, David's Bridal was totally into the idea, so with Alyssa from Small Town Girl Photography and Real Bride Shannon in tow, we hit the store in Lewisville, Texas, to take a few of their gorgeous and…

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    6/1

    So, you found your gown. It feels super lovely, like you're floating on a dream of unicorns and kittens and yes, you totally teared up a little when you looked in the mirror. It looks amazing, wonderful, fantastic and totally YOU. Right? Good. But how does it feel? And no, I'm not talking about those butterflies in your tummy or the floofiness of the tulle.…

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  • 5/7

    Julie-Vino-814-1-Wide

    Hey, y'all! We're on the hunt today for some seriously gorgeous gowns. Bride Megan writes: "I'm looking for a Julie Vino type dress, specifically the Orchid Spring Collection 2014. [Here] I know you all do the "Can't Afford It, Get Over It" pieces. Just wondering if you know of any designers who carry similar items. The sleeved dresses interest me the most." That collection is…

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