Y’all have some major love for Berta gowns! Today’s CAI/GOI request is from Amber, who commented on this previous Berta post. She writes:
“HELP! I also fell in love with a Berta gown, Berta 15-18 to be exact. My budget is around $3,000. Any recommendations?? Thanks!”
The Berta gown in question is an embellished lace sheath number, complete with detachable train, from the 2015 Spring/Summer collection. It features a low, open back, deep v-neck, sheer bodice, and beading. In my hunt for look alike gowns, I focused on sleeveless gowns with similarly shaped bodices and curve-hugging lace. Let’s see the roundup!
Berta 15-18, $8,360, Available at Nordstrom
Lace Sheath Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neckline (Style: XS8491), $239.95 at David’s Bridal
Elise Gown By Wtoo by Watters (Style: 37596061), $1,750 at BHLDN
Ervin Wedding Dress, $2,253.46 by Etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoiles
Katie May ‘Lanai’ Convertible Cap Sleeve Lace Low Back Gown (Style: 5126450), $1,895 at Nordstrom
Galina Soft Lace Wedding Dress with Low Back (Style: WG3827), $449 at David’s Bridal
Amalia Gown By Eddy K (Style: 38020814), $1,600 at BHLDN
Hand Beaded Lace Berta Wedding Dress, $1,998 by Etsy seller Allyson James
Watters ‘Georgia’ Back Cutout Lace Trumpet Gown (Style: 5104176), $2,690 at Nordstrom
Maggie Sottero Lace Sheath Wedding Gown, $1,400 at ShoptiquesThe Adria Gown, $2,886 by Etsy seller Rebecca Schoneveld
Galina Beaded Lace Wedding Dress with Illusion Details (Style: SWG725), $858 at David’s Bridal
Watters ‘Ashland’ Illusion Lace Mermaid Dress (Style: 1177885), $2,225 at Nordstrom
Ti Adora Elana Dress, $1,475 at Shoptiques
Romantic Rustic Wedding Dress, $1,240+ by Etsy seller Tonena
What do you think, Amber? I think the Maggie Sottero gown and the BHLDN Elise Gown are my favorites, and both have lace patterns similar to the Berta. Do any of the above gowns help get your mind off the Berta? Let us know in the comments!
Any of you BABs out there think you can do better? We’re looking for a couple of frugal fashionistas to take on the task of helping our readers #GetOverIt! If you’re interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject #CAIGOI and a link to a Pinterest board of a designer dress and your broke-ass worthy alternative finds!
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.