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This week’s request comes from reader Tammi for a very unique look:
“Can’t Afford it – I’m looking for something like the green version of Jenny Packham’s Joy dress. You did such a great job finding alternatives with the JP dress before, I’m hoping you can help me. I can’t find anything else even remotely similar anywhere. My budget is under $1500, preferably closer to the $1000 mark.”
The dress in question is a shimmery, 20’s-esque, emerald gown from designer Jenny Packham, and you may have seen it on the red carpet in the past. Often these kinds of dresses can be super difficult to find, with the color and amazing shimmery detail. Many designers might stay away from such contrast in colors. Let’s see what similar styles we can find to replicate this eye-catching gown!
Joy by Jenny Packham via BRIDES, retail $4,600+
Green version can be found via Chic Vintage Brides
What do you think Tammi? Some of the dresses in these colors may be listed under “Prom” instead of “Bridal”, but don’t let that discourage you … it may mean that it doesn’t come with as hefty a price tag! Hopefully we’ve found something that strikes your fancy with shimmery embellishments on a column or trumpet gown, and I think we even found some in a similar emerald hue.
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!