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 towards $500 or less. If you could point me in the right direction, I’d be so grateful! Thanks for your time & any help!”
Ersa Atelier gowns, designed by twin sisters Cristina and Gabriela Antonescu in Romania, feature fashion-forward, contemporary details and are made with luxurious materials. The gowns are incredibly unique and beautiful, which makes them not exactly Broke-Ass affordable at a cool $7,000-$12,000. The “Eirene” gown features an all-over lace sheath with 3/4 sleeves and a high neckline. The skirt portion has a tulle overlay that allows the lace to peek through.
Admittedly, Jane, I did not find a gown that looks exactly like the “Eirene” for under $500, so for today, I am sharing with you dresses that are inspired by different features of the Ersa Atelier gown. Namely, I searched for gowns that have a tulle layer over lace, or some combination of the two. In the second half of the post, I’m offering you a handful of lace gowns and a couple of suggestions for you to add your own tulle skirt to the mix. Let’s see if we can overcome that darned Pinterest find of yours!
Alright, since there aren’t a lot of gowns with tulle over lace all ready to go, here are my suggestions for lace gowns you can pair with a separate tulle over-skirt. (Some pairings will put you just a bit over $500 if you can swing it.)
And the skirts:
If you’d like even more options, the lovely Lisa wrote a CAI/GOI post last year for someone looking for anothe, somewhat similar Ersa Atelier gown (the “Melisse”). Some of her suggestions are also under $500. What do you think, Jane? Did we help you get over “Eirene”? 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.