Broke-Ass Tag: BCBG


Bonjour to all of you fabulous BAB’s out there! This week we’re helping a fellow BAB to get over this super cute, Delphine Manivet dress. Delphine is a French designer and her latest 2014 collection is very versatile. This collection is definitely vintage-inspired with most of the dresses capturing the style of the early 20th century. You’ll see sheer, long sleeves and the popular ’30s drop waist style. She even keeps it fresh and modern by adding separates. I never thought about getting married in shorts but there are a pair in her collection that are so cute, I might even consider it!

Can't Afford It

DelphineOriginalUnai Short Dress by Delphine Manivet $$$$ ($3271)

Get Over It

Modcloth3Bring The Poise Back Cream Shift Dress $55 at ModCloth

Modcloth2A-Line Dress With Glittering Lace $85 at ModCloth

Modcloth4A-Line Dress With Layers Of Tulle & Metallic Lace Swirls $140 at ModCloth

Ruche Romantic Lace Dress With Slight Ruffle At Waist (Style: 34482) $143 at ShopRuche

ForHer&HimLace Peplum Cap Sleeve Dress (Style: 0116003) $210 at For Her and For Him

AnnTaylorStrapless Embroidered Lace Peplum Dress (Style: 317324) $268 at Ann Taylor

AnthropologieVered Lace Shift Dress (Style: 4130077005500) $298 at Anthropologie

BHLDNEmbroidered Lace Shift Dress (Style: 30850648) $300 at BHLDN

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BCBGV-Neck Lace Tiered Dress (Style: YYQ61A46-1J4) $368 at BCBG

SueWongRibbon Trim Illusion Bodice Dress (Style: 649953) $398 at Nordstrom

EtsyVictorian Style White Lace Dress $925 at Etsy

As always, you have options and there are a million and one ways to achieve your perfect bridal look. While I didn’t find a lot of dresses with those pretty, sheer, long lace sleeves, you can always add something like this  or a sparkly, lacy cover-up. And be sure to browse the websites I’ve featured because there are a lot of other choices you might like. Let me know what you think! Until next week, BAB’s…

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!

Elaine Michalek
  • 12/20

    “Budget” has always been a word I kind of hate. It really kills the joy of shopping for, well, anything. But of course, it’s a very important factor when it comes to BAB weddings.

    I fell in love with the Wtoo Olivia gown in oatmeal. I went to try it on and absolutely love it. I have been trying to find a used one to buy, but they are still out of budget. Do you have any ideas of similar looks I could try? I can’t seem to find anything like it. Thanks!!!

    After chatting with our BAB, it turns out her magic number is $800. There’s always an opportunity to have fun on a budget. This is no different. As always, the key is being open-minded when it comes to all the little details…


    Wtoo Olivia Gown ($1,344 at Best Bridal Prices)



    Nicole Miller Keyhole Goddess Gown ($630 retail, $100 rental at Rent The Runway)


    Reem Acra Florence Gown ($3,000 retail, $400 rental at Rent The Runway)

    Taffeta Ball Gown with Layered Tulle Skirt ($299.99 at David’s Bridal)

    Badgley Mischka Strapless Lace Gown ($715 at Shopbop)

    BCBG Max Azria Magnolia Strapless Gown ($523.60 at Shopbop)

    Silk Strapless Vintage Wedding Dress ($550 at Ann Taylor)

    Tulle Ball Gown with Asymmetrical Draped Skirt ($699.99 at David’s Bridal)

    The color is the hardest thing to really match up. Not all these options hit that hue right on the head, but we play around with a palette that goes from white to peachy pink to a golden, movie star hue. Hopefully there is something in here that catches your eye!