1/12 Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN’s Fig Dress for Under $400

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Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’s CAI/GOI request is for a fun and casual dress from BHLDN. Reader Kate commented on this post with:

“Y’all are incredible. So glad to have stumbled on these posts–have loved looking at some of the Etsy sellers you’ve mentioned! After a painful divorce a few years ago, I’m blessed to be a second-time-around bride, looking for something a tad more casual than the frothy confection I wore for my first wedding, but still romantic and bridal. We’re holding a small family wedding next spring. I’ve fallen for the Fig dress by Korovilas for Bhldn–love the unique swing silhouette, boatneck, and mix of textures. Ideally would like to spend less than $400 as we’re concentrating budget on footing the bill for our family to travel and celebrate with us. Would love your insights–this silhouette seems hard to find! xoxo”

Thanks for the love, Kate, and congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Before I dive into look-alikes, I wanted to let you know that if you happen to be a size extra-small or small, you are in major luck because the “Fig” gown is on super sale right now! If that won’t work for you, I’m also posting a lineup of similar gowns that feature a flowing silhouette (you’re right, swing-style gowns are hard to find!), texture on the bodice, and a boatneck or high neckline. Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItFig Dress from BHLDNFig Dress By Korovilas (Style: 38292330), $250 at BHLDN

Get Over ItHigh Neck Chiffon Wedding Dress with Beading at David's BridalHigh Neck Chiffon Wedding Dress with Beading (Style: 231M75160), $179.99 at David’s Bridal

Jessalyn Dress at BHLDNJessalyn Dress From Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (Style: 39813035), $200 at BHLDN

2016 Luxury A Line Boat Neck V Back Designs by Etsy seller flourishingli2016 Luxury A Line Boat Neck V Back Design Dress, $295 by Etsy seller flourishingli

Rachel Pally Anya DressRachel Pally Anya Dress in White or Cream (Style: 8114778), $255 at Zappos

Raga Crochet-Paneled Maxi Dress at Forever21Raga Crochet-Paneled Maxi Dress (Style: 2000168759), $118 at Forever 21

Illusion Neckline Crystal Bodice Chiffon Dress at David's BridalIllusion Neckline Crystal Bodice Chiffon Dress (Style: 182892DB), $159.99 at David’s Bridal

Paulette Dress at BHLDNPaulette Dress By Needle & Thread (Style: 37783354), $250 at BHLDN

Roselyn Off White Wedding Dress by Etsy seller GatsbyladyRoselyn Off White Wedding Dress, $189 by Etsy seller Gatsbylady

Love Runs High Ivory Maxi Dress at Lulu'sLove Runs High Ivory Maxi Dress (Style: 394212), $39 at Lulus

Off White Embellished Cutout Back Chiffon Long Dress at Unique VintageOff White Embellished Cutout Back Chiffon Long Dress (Style: P31760), $238 at Unique Vintage

What do you think, Kate? Is the original “Fig” dress the winner, or does something in the roundup above catch your eye? 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.
Caitlyn is a science nerd who also happens to love weddings, marriage, and sparkly dresses. Originally from NY, she is currently finishing up her graduate degree a few states over, while dabbling in beekeeping, gardening, and arts and crafts. Caitlyn believes there is no coffee cup too large, or NCIS marathon too long, and the perfect day ends with snuggling on the couch with her handsome partner and their fur babies.