7/13

Good morning BABs! Another bride has fallen in love with the style of designer Berta’s gowns, and CAI/GOI is here to help! Mandy J wrote on this post asking for help:

Absolutely in love with Berta style 15-101 (long sleeves, backless, godet train, geometric inspired details). My budget is $3k and under. Thank you!!

Happy to help, Mandy! Berta has a unique modern, yet romantic style, and I see why so many of you find inspiration from her designs.  I’ve focused my search on gowns with a backless design with sleeves, and kept an eye for any geometric or modern patterns to the lace details. I’ve also tried to stick with gowns with slimmer silhouettes, that aren’t full ballgown skirts. Here we go!

Berta; Style 15-101; Fall/Winter 2015

Soho gown; $2,070 by Grace Loves Lace

Blanc gown; $2,250 by Grace Loves Lace

Mai gown; $2,450 by Grace Loves Lace

Style 694; $2,500+ by Demetrios

Deirdre gown; $1,000+ by Maggie Sottero

 

Karina gown; $2,000+ by Theia

Monica gown; $1,550 at BHLDN

Style 7702; $1,200+ by Ti Adora

Lenora gown; $1,000+ by Watters

My Love gown; $1,750 by Etsy seller WhiteMeadowBridal

And this one doesn’t have sleeves, but the geometric lines look stunning and you might be able to add sleeves or a shrug…

Style 6492; $1,500+ by Lillian West

I hope we’ve found something with that modern geometric look you found so inspiring with the Berta 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.
  • 12/22

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewY’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!

    Can't Afford ItBerta 15-18Berta 15-18, $8,360, Available at Nordstrom

    Get Over ItLace Sheath Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neckline at David's BridalLace Sheath Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neckline (Style: XS8491), $239.95 at David’s Bridal

    Elise Gown from BHLDNElise Gown By Wtoo by Watters (Style: 37596061), $1,750 at BHLDN

    Ervin Gown by etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoilesErvin Wedding Dress, $2,253.46 by Etsy seller RaraAvisAngeEtoiles

    Katie May 'Lanai' Convertible Cap Sleeve Lace Low Back GownKatie May ‘Lanai’ Convertible Cap Sleeve Lace Low Back Gown (Style: 5126450), $1,895 at Nordstrom

    Soft Lace Wedding Dress with Low Back at David's BridalGalina Soft Lace Wedding Dress with Low Back (Style: WG3827), $449 at David’s Bridal

    Amalia Gown at BHLDNAmalia Gown By Eddy K (Style: 38020814), $1,600 at BHLDN

    Hand Beaded Lace Wedding Dress by etsy seller allysonjamesHand Beaded Lace Berta Wedding Dress, $1,998 by Etsy seller Allyson James

    Watters 'Georgia' Back Cutout Lace Trumpet GownWatters ‘Georgia’ Back Cutout Lace Trumpet Gown (Style: 5104176), $2,690 at Nordstrom

    Maggie Sottero Lace Sheath Wedding GownMaggie Sottero Lace Sheath Wedding Gown, $1,400 at ShoptiquesThe Adria Gown by Etsy seller RebeccaSchoneveldThe Adria Gown, $2,886 by Etsy seller Rebecca Schoneveld

    Beaded Lace Wedding Dress with Illusion Details at David's BridalGalina Beaded Lace Wedding Dress with Illusion Details (Style: SWG725), $858 at David’s Bridal

    Watters 'Ashland' Illusion Lace Mermaid DressWatters ‘Ashland’ Illusion Lace Mermaid Dress (Style: 1177885), $2,225 at Nordstrom

    Ti Adora Elana DressTi Adora Elana Dress, $1,475 at Shoptiques

    Rustic Lace Wedding Dress by Etsy seller TonenaRomantic 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 info@brokeassbride.com 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.
  • 12/7

    BAB reader Christina messaged us on Facebook for some help finding a Berta look-alike. The inspiration gown is from the Spring 2016 collection and features long sleeves, a column silhouette, and an incredibly unique silver-tone net overlay. I feel like this particular Berta gown screams both sexy mermaid and sparkly winter queen. It's super pretty! For similar gowns, I've focused on column or sheath silhouettes,…

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    10/20

    Ok, guys, I'm giving this column a go until I get one of you worthy darlings to step in for me (plz, do that. Email info@brokeassbride.com with #CAIGOI as the subject to apply. Details can be found here)! Until then, I'm scooting into the fashionista seat to see how I fare at finding you baller-ass Get Over It gowns. First up: Reader Sarah commented on this post asking:…

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    7/28

    Sometimes a gown calls to you like a low-backed, cap-sleeved, plunging neckline, lace siren, as the Berta 14-20 did for reader Jessica, who commented on this post: I'm obsessed with these posts and have a dilemma myself... I fell in love with the Berta 14-20 when a model at a bridal show walked past me. The $8,000 price tag is out of my budget, though. Do…

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    3/3

    Hello, BABs! Can you believe it is already March?! Craziness, I tell you. Today's CAI/GOI gown is GORGEOUS! Reader Hannah commented on this post with: "I would LOVE it if you could find some alternatives to the Berta 15-107 ...i'm looking for something with long sleeves and a deep v neck (to the bust...nothing that shows off the stomach etc, i'm not that daring!) with…

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    1/15

    Hey BAB's! I don't know where y'all are at, but here in Chicago or "Chiberia", it's BRRRRZZ. So, stay warm and drink lots of hot toddies, and watch all of the '90s cheese on Netflix, ('cause there's a lot of it) while you still can. Anywho, the real reason we're here: Berta strikes again. I did a request a while back featuring some Israeli designers…

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    2/14

    Finding a long-sleeve dress that doesn’t look like a separate part of the dress – that’s this week’s challenge. I need your help!  I can't afford Le Spose di Gio's CL11 but am having trouble getting over it.  Any ideas on stylish dresses where sleeves don't look like add-ons? Thanks! Katie wants to spend no more than $1,200. Her budget wasn’t actually a challenge. Finding…

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    8/20

    Last week, after my post about blush wedding dresses went up, I got several requests to do a roundup of silver wedding dresses. And who am I to deny you? So here are some lovely silver wedding dresses, all for under $1500. Adrianna Papell, $210 David Meister, $550 JS Collections, $99 Alberta Feretti $861 Sue Wong $495 Tadashi Shoji $327 JS Boutique $199 ML Monique…

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