12/15 Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Nicole Miller’s Ashley for Under $800

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Affiliate Disclaimer NewHey BABs! This week, we have a request from reader Katelynn who commented on this post saying:

Nice Work! I love BAB!! I’ve got my own CAI/GOI conundrum: I’ve fallen in love with the Ashley bridal gown by Nicole Miller (http://www.nicolemiller.com/as… but it’s more than I wanted to spend at $1800. Ideally, I’d love a dress between $500-$800. I love the lace, low back, and halter neckline (which was a surprise). I also love sweetheart neckline and sheath/mermaid shape, but not an extreme trumpet bottom. I definitely want lace and one of the things I loved about this dress is that I feel mature and sexy in it, not just the typical beautiful bride. I’m looking for a white/ivory lace dress for my outdoor barn wedding in the mountains of western Montan a. Thanks so much! 🙂

All right, Katelynn. I hunted down some halter gowns, some with lace and some without and all within your price range. There are a couple options from BHLDN that I think come SUPER close, but it’s all up to you!

Can't Afford ItNicole Miller Ashley Gown

Ashley Gown, $1800 from Nicole MillerGet Over ItLulu's Live Forever Ivory Lace Dress

Live Forever Dress, $127 from Lulu’s

Modcloth Magnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress

Magnificent Mrs. Dress, $275 from Modcloth
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Julianne Gown, $600 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.44.20 PM

Jessalyn Dress, $200 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.39.33 PM

Twobirds Lace Ballgown, $440 from Shopbop

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Alana Dress, $100 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.44.54 PM

Meghan Dress, $400 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.45.13 PM

Montana Gown, $300 from BHLDNLulus Everlasting Enchantment Ivory Maxi Dress

Everlasting Enchantment Dress, $84 from Lulu’sScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.45.28 PM

Noelle Dress, $160 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.45.44 PM

Chandler Dress, $80 from BHLDN
Lulu's Piece of Heaven Ivory Lace Dress

Piece of Heaven Dress, $82 from Lulu’sScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.46.19 PM

Gwyneth Gown, $550 from BHLDNScreen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.46.34 PM

Devin Gown, $700 from BHLDN

etsy mimetik lace wedding dress

Lace Wedding Halter Dress, $349 from Etsy seller mimetik

And this top is perfect, if you can find the right skirt!Screen Shot 2016-12-14 at 6.46.03 PM

Ashlyn Top, $280 from BHLDN

What do you think, Katelynn? Any of these strike your fancy? I think that Devin gown from BHLDN would be just perf for your Montana wedding!

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.
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