9/22 Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A Gorgeous Allure Gown for Under $1000

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Hey BABs! Thanks so much for hanging in there as we work our way through all the requests for help with finding alternate gowns. While you’re waiting for us to get to your request, don’t forget that you can use the search bar in the upper right to see posts we’ve written about your gown’s designer, or just pop in “can’t afford it” to see all the CAI / GOI posts for inspiration. 

And now for today’s post, to tackle reader Stefanie’s request:

I recently came across your site and saw a number of blogs where you assisted other brides in finding a similar dress to one they love but cannot afford. I have found myself in the same predicament. I am absolutely IN LOVE with the Allure Couture style C243. It’s a beautiful vintage looking lace dress with a very slight a-line shape. I love the narrower skirt as I wanted something between a ballgown and mermaid/trumpet. Can you help me find something similar? I’d be forever grateful! Thank you!!

You got it, Stefanie!

Can't Afford It

Allure Couture C243

Allure Couture C243, $2,000+

 

Get Over It

Waterfall Sweetheart Lace Mermaid Beaded Wedding Gown by Tulle and Chantilly

Waterfall Sweetheart Lace Mermaid Beaded Wedding Gown, $480 at Tulle and Chantilly

Sweetheart A-Line Tulle and Lace Wedding Dress

Sweetheart A-Line Tulle and Lace Wedding Dress, $900 at David’s Bridal

La Femme Strapless Sweetheart Lace Column Gown

La Femme Strapless Sweetheart Lace Column Gown, $398 at Neiman Marcus

For Love and Matrimony Wedding Dress in White

For Love and Matrimony Wedding Dress in White, $300 at ModCloth

Allover Lace A-Line Strapless Wedding Dress

Allover Lace A-Line Strapless Wedding Dress, $450 at David’s Bridal

Market Gown by Stone Cold Fox

Market Gown, $815 at Stone Cold Fox

JS Collections Sleeveless Soutache Dress

JS Collections Sleeveless Soutache Dress, $195 at Bloomingdales

A-line All Over Beaded Corded Lace Wedding Dress

A-line All Over Beaded Corded Lace Wedding Dress, $300 at David’s Bridal

Tadashi Shoji Corded Tulle Strapless Gown

Tadashi Shoji Corded Tulle Strapless Gown, $329 at Bloomingdales

Beauty Beyond Words Wedding Dress in Ivory

Beauty Beyond Words Wedding Dress in Ivory, $150 at ModCloth

So Stefanie, what do you think of these lacy gowns with subtly flared skirts? Let us know if any of these wins you over! 

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.
Lisa Paladin is the owner of Event Plan-It, a wedding planning and design company located in The Heart of It All. Lisa loves helping creative couples to plan EPIC weddings without any highway robbery, and believes there is no such thing as too much glitter. Or color. Or animal print. Lisa is a volunteer cat/kitten foster mom, a collector of neon things, an Argentine Malbec aficionado, a treehugger, a dabbler in all things crafty and a word nerd (despite excessive use of exclamation points and parenthetical statements). Follow Lisa on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, or email Lisa at info (at) eventplanit (dot) com about your Cleveland wedding or The Walking Dead.