11/25 Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Hayley Paige’s Londyn for Under $700

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Affiliate Disclaimer NewHoly cow, you guys, it’s already Thanksgiving! The holidays are upon us. But before I run off to be thankful, let’s see if I can help out our dear reader, Hannah, who is on the hunt for a gown for her December wedding. She writes:

Please! I need your help in the worst way!! I have fallen head-over-heels for the “Londyn” dress by Hayley Paige but it is almost 5x my allocated attire budget! I am trying to stay under $700 for the gown of my dreams. My wedding will be in December and therefore is holiday themed but I want it to be air-y, light, modern and sleek- but still glam and romantic! All for $5000! I would forever be grateful if you could help! Thank you!”

A holiday-themed wedding for $5000; I love it! The “Londyn” gown is definitely airy, modern, and romantic. It features a strapless neckline, natural waist and full tulle skirt with horsehair flounces, which give the skirt shape and lightness. It is a pretty dress, and the flowing skirt does remind me a bit of freshly fallen snow, perfect for a December fête!

For “Londyn” lookalikes, I’ve selected gowns that feature a tulle, organza, or taffeta skirt with similar flounce-y shape. Some are ballgowns, like the Hayley Paige dress, while some are a bit less voluminous, or have other statement-making skirt silhouettes. Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItHayley Paige LondynHayley Paige “Londyn” Gown, $2,500-3,000

Get Over ItVenus bridal tulle handkerchief skirt AT6596Venus Angel & Tradition Wedding Dresses (Style: AT6596), $538 at BestBridalPrices

After Six Wedding Dress 1044 tulle tiered skirtAfter Six Wedding Dress (Style: 1044), $450 at The Dessy Group

Organza and Lace Wedding Dress with Draped Skirt at Davids BridalOrganza and Lace Wedding Dress with Draped Skirt (Style: NTL9479), $399.99 at David’s Bridal

Cascada Gown from BHLDN“Cascada” Gown By Catherine Deane (Style: 35153295), $600 at BHLDN

taffeta and organza wedding dresses by camille la vieTaffeta and Organza Wedding Dress by Lana Bisset from Camille La Vie (Style: 7254W), $550 at eDressMe

Eden Gold Label Wedding Dresses - Style 5111Eden Gold Label Wedding Dresses (Style: 5111), $484 at BestBridalPrices

Badgley Mischka Collection Iridescent Strapless Ruffle GownBadgley Mischka Collection Iridescent Strapless Ruffle Gown (Style: BADGA30009), $695 at Shopbop

Tulle Ballgown by beaubouquetTulle Wedding Dress by BeauBouquet, $698 via Etsy

Strapless organza ballgown with ruffles at Davids BridalStrapless Organza Ball Gown with Ruffle Detail (Sample Gown) (Style: AI10011984), $448.48 at David’s Bridal

Badgley Mischka Tulle GownBadgley Mischka Tulle Gown (Style: 8405397), $344.99 at 6PM.com

Bonny Love Wedding Dresses - Style 6307Bonny Love Wedding Dresses (Style: 6307), $673 at BestBridalPrices

After Six Wedding Dress 1038After Six Wedding Dress (Style: 1038), $395 at The Dessy Group

Strapless Organza Wedding Dress with Ruffles at Davids BridalStrapless Organza Wedding Dress with Ruffles (Style: MK3667), $549.99 at David’s Bridal

Terani Couture Beaded Top & Organza Two-Piece BallgownTerani Couture Beaded Top & Organza Two-Piece Ballgown (Style: 1030005), $415 at Nordstrom

Pallas Athena Wedding Dresses - Style PA9208Pallas Athena Wedding Dresses (Style: PA9208), $586 at BestBridalPrices

Alena gown at Ruche“Alena” Gown By Sue Wong (Style: R4-2), $299.50 at Ruche

Sweetheart Organza Gown with Pick Up Skirt at Davids BridalSweetheart Organza Gown with Pick Up Skirt (Sample Gown) (Style: AI16040255), $298.98 at David’s Bridal

Tulle Ballgown Horsehair Ballgown by BridalBlissbyJ on EtsyTulle Horsehair Ballgown by BridalBlissByJ (comes in white), $199.95 via Etsy

Gah! That last dress is like Londyn’s little sister. And you cannot beat that price! Also, the David’s Bridal organza gown just above that, while not exactly like the “Londyn,” screams snow drifts to me. I could totally see that one at a December wedding. What do you think, Hannah? Do you see a gown you love as much (or more than!) the Hayley Paige number? Let us know in the comments. As a side note, keep an eye out for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other holiday sales this time of year. It’s the perfect time to wedding shop on a Broke-Ass budget!

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.

*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.