Reader Tempest has a CAI/GOI request for a hot, hot Galia Lahav-inspired number. She commented on this post with:
“I am in love with the Galia Lahav La Dolce Vita collection; in particular the Antonia. I could also go for the Galia Lahav Empress Collection — the Juno — but with a satin fabric, lace is not really my thing. My ideal budget is to be under $1000, if you all could please help me find something similar I would greatly appreciate it!!!”
Both the “Antonia” and the “Juno” feature a mermaid silhouette, deep sweetheart neckline and open back. I looked for similarly slinky floor-length gowns in satin or silk, with a deep v-neck or low back. Bonus points for beaded or embroidered embellishments, or cut-outs. I also made sure to avoid lace options in my search. Let’s check them out!
Galia Lahav “Antonia,” La Dolce Vita Collection, $10,800
Romantic Deep V Ivory Wedding Dress, $395 by Etsy seller MayaKz
Crepe racer back wedding dress by Camille La Vie (Style: 6425w), $600 at edressme
Cinq à Sept Everest Sleeveless Gown in Ivory (Style: 0400090334551), $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Galina Signature Mermaid Wedding Dress with Plunging Neckline (Style: SWG724), $950 at David’s Bridal
Feminine A Line Wedding Dress, $225 by Etsy seller LaceMarry
Sean Collection Gown – Sleeveless Sweetheart Neck Open Back (Style: 1249111), $368 at Bloomingdale’s
Dress the Population ‘Delani’ Sequin Crepe Gown in Ivory/Pearl (Style: 1021888), $248 at Nordstrom
Theia Ruched Chiffon Gown (Style: THEIA30011), $895 at Shopbop
Mermaid Wedding Dress, $259 by Etsy seller customdress1900
Ivory Beaded V-Neck Sheer Back Long Gown 2016 Homecoming Dresses (Style: P18190), $311 at Unique Vintage
Elizabeth and James Russell Dress in Ivory (Style: 0400089146227), $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Faviana Chiffon V-Neck Gown w/ Full Skirt in Ivory (Style: 7747), $298 at Zappos
Delicate Desire Wedding Dress, $470 by Etsy seller SunsetNirvana
Bridal Cami Maxi Dress White, $136 at Missguided
Dutch Satin Illusion Sweetheart Gown by Mac Duggal (Style: 62580Y), $798 at edressme
White Bridal Gown with Deep V Back, $900 by Etsy seller Bijouxjewels80
And one that’s a little over $1,000 …
Abigail Gown By Nicole Miller (Style: 36984102), $1,200 at BHLDN
What do you think Tempest? Do any of these gowns take your mind off the Galia Lahav? Let us know in the comments!
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