It’s that time of year when I sit down to answer your CAI/GOI requests with a mug of cocoa in hand and a fleece blanket (and usually a cat or two) on my lap. It’d be fun to say this post is cat-approved, but with all the arm-sitting, laptop-walking, and head-butting of my elbows while I tried to type, I’m thinking it’s more like they do NOT approve. But the show must go on, kitties, for there are BABs in need of help!
Reader Denise is in a pickle … or playing pickle in the middle between two equally amazing gowns. She wrote to BAB to ask:
I would love to find dresses like Rue de Seine on a $1000 or less budget! Specifically I love these two dresses: Rue de Seine Zeppelin and Cleo. I’m obsessed with the light weight and flutter sleeve. Please help me find my dream dress on an affordable scale!
Both gowns have a ’70s free-spirited, flower child feel, with sheer bohemian lacy detailing and renaissance bell sleeves, perfect for the modern bohemian bride or a destination or beach wedding! I love myself a good gypsy-inspired gown, and ooh, honey, have I got some gowns for you!
Rue de Seine Zeppelin Gown, >$2,500
Rue de Seine Cleo Gown, >$2,500
Vintage Inspired Bohemian Wedding Gown, $785 by Etsy seller Dreamersandlovers
Alice & Olivia Vandy Dress, $440 at Bloomingdale’s
Hippie Wedding Dress with Illusion Neckline, $860 by Etsy seller WearYourLoveXO
Indian Princes Bride Wedding Dress, $335.89 by Etsy seller Fairtale
Bohemian Petal Gown, $860 by Etsy seller BeMyBride
Empress Bohemian Dress, $90.37+ by Etsy seller TimjanDesign
(Add a skirt underneath for longer length.)
Simple Alternative Wedding Dress, $951 by Etsy seller larimeloom
Vintage Hippie Maxi, $125 by Etsy seller shoprabbithole
Boho Crochet Lace Dress, $240 by Etsy seller rocknreconstruct
Bohemian Symphony Gown, $895 by Etsy seller BeMyBride
White Sheer Crochet Lace Gown, $398 by Etsy seller SaldanaVintage
White Lace Off-Shoulder Gown, $700 by Etsy seller paulastudio
Bohemian Babette Wedding Gown, $569 by Etsy seller BeMyBride
Silk Chiffon Bohemian Wedding Dress, $ by Etsy seller Dreamersandlovers
Vintage 1970’s Bell Sleeve Dress, $73.95 by Etsy seller atomix
Vintage ’70s Gauze and Lace Bohemian Gown, $168 by Etsy seller squashblossomvintage
Handmade Lace Bohemian Caftan, $785 by Etsy seller Dreamersandlovers
Bohemian Petunia Gown, $1,000 by Etsy seller BeMyBride
Lace Wedding Dress, $931.03 by Etsy seller Graceloveslace
Beaded Bridal Kaftan, $257.11 by Etsy seller Fairtale
And this one is slightly over budget:
Pure Silk Bohemian Wedding Dress, $1,105 by Etsy seller Dreamersandlovers
So Denise, did any of those sleeves make your heart *flutter*? Let me know in the comments below!
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.
*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.