Broke-Ass Tag: Ballgown

5/18

 

Hi BABs!  This week’s request comes from reader Stephanie, who wrote to us on this post and is inspired by several Hayley Paige gowns:

I’m a broke-ass-bride and I love Hayley Paige! I am trying to find a style with her signature layered, flowy skirt look, spaghetti straps with a v-neck, and some kind of shimmer or fun detail! My favorites of hers are the Laney, Chandon, and Pepper gown. All have a similar silhouette!

These Hayley Paige gowns all have a similar silhouette with an airy, modern, and romantic feel to them. They features a low-cut spaghetti strap neckline, natural waist and full tulle skirt with flounces to give the skirt shape and lightness. The Laney gown definitely has a bit of sparkle.

I’ll focus my search on gowns with full flounced and ruffled skirts. Anything with some shimmer details and straps (remember you can always add some) will take top priority. Let’s see them.

Hayley Paige’s Laney gown; $4,000-$4,500

Lace v-neck dress with organza tiered skirt; $800 at Camille la vie / Group USA

Strapless Lace Wedding Dress with Removable Train; CWG739, $800 at David’s Bridal

Style BL219 Sweet; $750+ by Casablanca Bridal

Horsehair Wedding Dress; $790 by Etsy Seller AngellureBridal

Sadie dress; $875 by Etsy seller thepeppermintpretty

Strapless ballgown wedding dress; $600 at at Camille la vie / Group USA

Lace and Organza Wedding Ball Gown with Beading; WG3830; $649 at David’s Bridal

Strapless Organza Wedding Dress with Ruffles; MK3667; $400 at David’s Bridal

And here are some options for separates, just pair these skirts with a fabulous top or bodysuit:

Almira skirt; $810 at BHLDN

Floral Lace and Cascading Mesh Two-Piece Dress; $170 at David’s Bridal

Ruffled Organza Ball Gown Wedding Dress Skirt, Style 2643; $795 by Alfred Angelo

I think the first one there from Camille la vie / Group USA hits a bunch of aspects — the V-neck with straps, definitely some sparkles and WOW factor, and the horsehair trim skirt. But there are lots of dresses in this lineup to look at. I hope this helps you out, Stephanie. Happy dress shopping!

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.
  • 3/2

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    Reader Rachel is searching for a dress for her fairy tale wedding:

    “Avina Valenta Style 9616.   Any dress you can recommend similar to this dress, which is over $2500 and I can’t spend over $400 on a dress, but I want something sexy yet fairytale for my wedding!
    🙂 Love your blog,
    Thank you,
    Rachel”

    Thanks for the love, Rachel!  I hear you, this dress is sparkly and gorgeous and I can see why you love it.  I’m going to focus my search on a sexy fairy tale gown for your wedding, with beading or crystals in the bodice, a sweetheart neckline, and a full tulle skirt.  If I can, I’ll include some blush colored options.  Let’s check them out!

    Can't Afford It

    Avina Valenta Style 9616

    Alvina Valenta Style 9616; $2,500+

    Get Over It

    Davids Bridal WG9927

    Satin and Tulle Wedding Dress with Bodice Beading; $299 at David’s Bridal

    Etsy Seller customdress1900 - 1

    Elegant White/Ivory Sweetheart Wedding Gowns Handmade Crystal Beading Tulle A-Line Sweep Train Wedding Dress; $269 by Etsy Seller Customdress1900

    Etsy L'Amei Simple Ivory Wedding Ballgown

    Beaded Corset and Tulle Skirt Ivory Ballgown, $115.71 from Etsy seller L’Amei

    Davids Bridal WG3750

    Strapless Tulle Over Lace Sheath Wedding Dress (Style #WG3750); $399 at David’s Bridal

    Etsy Seller customdress1900 - 2

    A-Line Sweetheart Handmade Crystal Beading Tulle Wedding Dress White/Ivory Sweep Train Elegant Wedding Gowns; $289 by Etsy Seller Customdress1900ballgown with lace corset davids bridal

    Ballgown with Lace Corset Bodice (Style #AI10012320); $398.48 at David’s Bridal

    etsy KPhillipsClothier Romantic Ivory Tulle Ballgown

    Ivory Tulle Ballgown, $200 from Etsy seller KPhillipsClothier

    So, what do you think, Rachel, did we find the sexy fairy tale dress for your wedding (and wedding 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. 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.
  • 6/10

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    4/28

    Today's CAI/GOI request is for a traditional bridal look with a little pizazz! Reader Michele wrote in on this post asking us to help her find an under $500 version of Roz la Kelin's "Tiffanie" from the "Glamour Plus Collection." The satin "Tiffanie" ballgown features an A-line silhouette with built-in corset and an embroidered and beaded bodice. The delicate cap sleeves, front pleating and side…

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    12/10

    We are turning up the volume on today's CAI/GOI request! Whitney left us a comment on this post asking for some help finding a Legends by Romona Keveza lookalike for less. She wrote: "I have fallen in love with the Legends Romona Keveza dress L6105. It is literally perfection but WAY too expensive. I have yet to find anything that is that fluffy on the…

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