Broke-Ass Tag: Shopbop

12/15

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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  • 11/10

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’s request comes from reader Jane, who is looking to help her daughter get over a charming crepe gown from San Francisco designer Amy Kuschel. Jane writes:

    “My daughter is in love with the Amy Kuschel ‘Luna’ gown, but it is wayyyyyy out of our budget. Can you do one of your great cheaper-versions of this dress??  Looking to spend about $800. Thank you!!”

    The “Luna” gown features lace accented shoulders and back, blouson top and a sheath silhouette. It is an unfussy wedding gown that flatters and — most importantly — looks pretty darn comfortable too! I searched for similarly styled gowns in crepe, satin, or jersey with just a bit of lace on top. Now is a great time to shop, as many retailers are clearing out merchandise, so many of the Get Over It gowns are on SALE! Whoop! Let’s go shopping!

    Can't Afford ItAmy Kuschel Luna Gown“Luna” by Amy Kuschel, ~$2,000

    Get Over ItJersey Sheath Dress with Illusion Waist and Back at David's BridalJersey Sheath Dress with Illusion Waist and Back (Style: SDWG0125), $199.95 at David’s Bridal

    Maeve Gown at BHLDN“Maeve” Gown By Theia Bridal (Style: 37038544), $700 at BHLDN

    Cowl Neck Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress with Lace panel back by ieie on EtsyCowl Neck Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress with Lace panel back (Style: Y121204 Naomi), $469.95 from Etsy seller ieie

    Magnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress in White at ModClothMagnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress in White, $275 at ModCloth

    'Tina' Tie Back Chiffon Gown CEREMONY BY JOANNA AUGUST‘Tina’ Tie Back Chiffon Gown from CEREMONY BY JOANNA AUGUST in “Going to the Chapel” (Style: 5118166), $285 at Nordstrom

    Badgley Mischka Collection Bow Back GownBadgley Mischka Collection Bow Back Gown (Style: BADGA30047), $575 at Shopbop

    Lace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress at David's BridalLace Cap Sleeve Long Matte Mesh Dress (Style: XS3450), $179.95 at David’s Bridal

    Livia Gown from BHLDN“Livia” Gown By Badgley Mischka (Style: 32546285), $800 at BHLDN

    Backless Wedding Dress from FrenchKnotCouture on Etsy“CHANDELIER” Backless Wedding Dress, $800+ from Etsy seller FrenchKnotCouture

    Simply Stunning Maxi Dress in White at ModClothSimply Stunning Maxi Dress in White, $250 at ModCloth

    Drape Back Crepe Gown KATIE MAYDrape Back Crepe Gown from KATIE MAY (Style: 5271216), $295 at Nordstrom

    Slim Charmeuse Gown with Lace Keyhole Back at David's BridalSlim Charmeuse Gown with Lace Keyhole Back (Style: AI10020480), $199.24 at David’s Bridal

    What do you think, Jane? Will any of the above gowns help your daughter get over the “Luna” gown? Let us know in the comments! It’s a great time to shop the sales.

    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.

     

  • 3/3

    Hello, BABs! Can you believe it is already March?! Craziness, I tell you. Today's CAI/GOI gown is GORGEOUS! Reader Hannah commented on this post with: "I would LOVE it if you could find some alternatives to the Berta 15-107 ...i'm looking for something with long sleeves and a deep v neck (to the bust...nothing that shows off the stomach etc, i'm not that daring!) with…

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    2/19

    Perennial Poise Dress, $250 from ModCloth Shopping for a wedding dress is one of the huge milestones of the wedding planning process -- and can often be intimidating and overwhelming. This can be even more true when you're a Broke-Ass Bride and are operating on a v. tight budget. While some broke-ass couples may allocate more for the wedding gown (because there are some of us…

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    11/12

    Hey, hey BABs! Today's CAI/GOI request is a stunner! Reader Alix commented on this post with: "My mom always said I had champagne taste with a beer budget, she was right. I found a Galia Lahav dress, from the Dolce Vita Collection, the Dolce, and I fell in love with it before I looked at the price tag. I love the v neck, its fitted,…

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    10/15

    Is it really Thursday again? You bet! And that means a new CAI/GOI post is in order. This week's request was from reader Shannon, who wrote in looking for a gown like the "Clementine" from Naomi Neoh. Her request posed two challenges, as the "Clementine" is only available in the UK and it retails for £2,900 ... that would be over $4,400, a wee bit…

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    4/16

    Before we get down to the business of Gown Hunting, let’s take a moment to welcome our new BAB team member, Caitlyn, who did a bang-up job on her post last week! Kudos, Caitlyn! And now back to the fashion frenzy, reader fanfanstella had the most eloquent way of phrasing her dress dilemma. In her comment to another CAI/GOI post, she said the Monique Lhuillier Sienna Chantilly…

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    10/3

    Well hey there, October! It's a big ol' month here at BAB! Dana is GETTING FREAKING MARRIED on Sunday, I'm turning 30 next week and there are tons of awesome new projects in the works behind the scenes. Oh, and of course, there are sales and deals like you would believe going on! This Ten for the Weekend is brimming with some sweet sales, but…

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    8/8

    It's like the shoe gods are daring us not to shop this weekend, you guys. Seriously. There are so many sweet deals for killer kicks in this edition of Ten for the Weekend that you'll be well-heeled and rarin' to go without so much as a dent to your bank account. Also: Beach essentials to help you bid adieu to summer, #CraftOptions because ... well ...…

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