1/27 Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Jenny Yoo’s Sabine Gown for Under $250

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Affiliate Disclaimer NewReader Armarni was checking out this previous post, when she fell in love with a Get Over It gown we featured. Unfortunately, the Sabine Dress by Jenny Yoo was sold out and over budget, so Armani asked us for help:

“Any suggestions for a similar vintage inspired dress for under $250? Was also thinking of adding a detachable train for the drama!”

First off, if you want a detachable train, Etsy is your friend, girl. Search for “detachable wedding train,” “detachable wedding skirt,” and “bridal overskirt,” and browse to your heart’s delight for removable trains in a variety of colors, materials, and price points.

In searching for a lookalike silky sheath gown at an affordable price, I think the key is to focus on bridesmaid dress options. I found a solid roundup below that share similar silhouettes and draping. Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItSabine Dress at BHLDNSabine Dress By Jenny Yoo (Style: 35135706), SOLD OUT at BHLDN

Get Over ItBeaded Drop Shoulder Pleated Long Jersey Dress at David's BridalBeaded Drop Shoulder Pleated Long Jersey Dress (Style: 264861D), $199.99 at David’s Bridal

JY Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Style JY516JY Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid in “Oyster” (Style: JY516), $230 at The Dessy Group

Cressida Dress at BHLDNCressida Dress By Jill Jill Stuart (Style: 38616686), $150 at BHLDN

Donna Morgan Collette Dotted Mesh GownDonna Morgan Collette Dotted Mesh Gown (Style: 8696988), $112.99 at 6PM

nouvelle AMSALE 'Liane' Liquid Chiffon Draped Halter Gownnouvelle AMSALE ‘Liane’ Liquid Chiffon Draped Halter Gown (Style: 5079216), $250 at Nordstrom

Dessy Collection Style 2844Dessy Collection in “Ivory” (Style: 2844), $234 at The Dessy Group

Lace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress at David's BridalLace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress (Style: XS3450), $159.95 at David’s Bridal

Sylvana Dress at BHLDNSylvana Dress By Jenny Yoo (Style: 39613021), $100 at BHLDN

After Six Bridesmaids Style 6666After Six Bridesmaids in “White” (Style: 6666), $218 at The Dessy Group

Bariano Ocean of Elegance Ivory Maxi Dress at LulusBariano Ocean of Elegance Ivory Maxi Dress (Style: 225650), $179 at Lulus

Social Bridesmaids Style 8118Social Bridesmaids in “Palomino” (Style: 8118), $188 at The Dessy Group

What do you think, Armarni? Have any of these gowns helped you get over the sold out Sabine? 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.
  • These are some fabulous options for brides on a budget. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sandra Ludwig

    Just found “Can’t Afford It” today. Wonderful! My husband and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in 2018, and would like to have a vow renewal and small party. I really like Inga Nataya’s “River Fairy” dress in Lilac, but $900 is too much for me to spend on a dress. (My original wedding dress, veil and shoes cost less than $300). I love the Edwardian look of Jenny Packham’s Azalea as well. I’d only like to spend $400 or less, and I hope to be able to wear the dress again to occasions like a graduation party or someone else’s wedding. So it would be great if the dress were tea length.

    Also, I’m 52 and love vintage clothing. While I love the floaty look of the above dresses, I don’t want anything too youthful.

    Hoping this is not all impossible!

    Can you help? Thanks!!!