Broke-Ass Tag: wedding gowns

6/9

Welcome back CAI/GOI lovers!  Today’s request is from reader Terri, who commented on this post:

Hi! I landed on this page while searching Amsale-inspired dresses! I’m in love with the Amsale-inspired May, specifically the minimalistic style and elegant sheer look and buttons on the back, and am hoping to find an alternative for under $1000! Please help!!

Hi Terri! We are happy to see more Amsale dresses on CAI/GOI, as they are all beautiful! This dress has an illusion tank neckline, a full length button back and a slim fit-to-flare silhouette. I’ll try to focus this search on minimalist slim-fit-to-flare or sheath styles with the higher neckline, and hope for some button or other details to add a little something special. Remember, if you find a strapless gown you love, you can talk with your seamstress about altering to add an illusion top. Here we go!

“May” by Amsale; $4,000+

 

Christina Wu Brides Style 15629; around $900

Amsale’s “Alyce” gown; $310 at Nordstrom

Mikado Sweetheart Dress; $700 at Camille la vie / Group USA

Chiffon A-Line Dress with Beaded Bodice; $130 at David’s Bridal

Embellished Halter A-line Gown by Betsy & Adam; $280 at Macy’s

White by Vera Wang; $800 at David’s Bridal

Style 8553; $1000 at Alfred Angelo

Drape Back Crepe Gown by Katie May; $295 at Nordstrom

Sawyer Gown; $800 at BHLDN

Trumpet Hem Maxi Dress; $300 at ASOS

Short-Sleeve Beaded Bridal Gown by Adrianna Papell; $390 at Dillard’s

Beaded Embellished Neck Mermaid Gown by Terani Couture; $560 at Dillard’s

Let us know if any of these help you out, Terri.  That first one is lovely and had a gorgeous button back detail you were seeing in the Amsale May gown.  Until next time!

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.
  • 5/18

     

    Hi BABs!  This week’s request comes from reader Stephanie, who wrote to us on this post and is inspired by several Hayley Paige gowns:

    I’m a broke-ass-bride and I love Hayley Paige! I am trying to find a style with her signature layered, flowy skirt look, spaghetti straps with a v-neck, and some kind of shimmer or fun detail! My favorites of hers are the Laney, Chandon, and Pepper gown. All have a similar silhouette!

    These Hayley Paige gowns all have a similar silhouette with an airy, modern, and romantic feel to them. They features a low-cut spaghetti strap neckline, natural waist and full tulle skirt with flounces to give the skirt shape and lightness. The Laney gown definitely has a bit of sparkle.

    I’ll focus my search on gowns with full flounced and ruffled skirts. Anything with some shimmer details and straps (remember you can always add some) will take top priority. Let’s see them.

    Hayley Paige’s Laney gown; $4,000-$4,500

    Lace v-neck dress with organza tiered skirt; $800 at Camille la vie / Group USA

    Strapless Lace Wedding Dress with Removable Train; CWG739, $800 at David’s Bridal

    Style BL219 Sweet; $750+ by Casablanca Bridal

    Horsehair Wedding Dress; $790 by Etsy Seller AngellureBridal

    Sadie dress; $875 by Etsy seller thepeppermintpretty

    Strapless ballgown wedding dress; $600 at at Camille la vie / Group USA

    Lace and Organza Wedding Ball Gown with Beading; WG3830; $649 at David’s Bridal

    Strapless Organza Wedding Dress with Ruffles; MK3667; $400 at David’s Bridal

    And here are some options for separates, just pair these skirts with a fabulous top or bodysuit:

    Almira skirt; $810 at BHLDN

    Floral Lace and Cascading Mesh Two-Piece Dress; $170 at David’s Bridal

    Ruffled Organza Ball Gown Wedding Dress Skirt, Style 2643; $795 by Alfred Angelo

    I think the first one there from Camille la vie / Group USA hits a bunch of aspects — the V-neck with straps, definitely some sparkles and WOW factor, and the horsehair trim skirt. But there are lots of dresses in this lineup to look at. I hope this helps you out, Stephanie. Happy dress 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. 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.
  • 5/4

    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…

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    4/20

    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…

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    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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  • 5/12

    Illusion 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…

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    2/17

    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

    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

    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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