Broke-Ass Tag: Shopping

8/17

Hi again BABs!  Today we bring you a bridge in love with a unique sparkly gown. Reader Natz Hay commented on this post looking for her dream gown:

Thank you for what you do! I just discovered your site and it’s helping me figure things out since my recent engagement. I have fallen in love with the Galia Lahav – Bella dress but the pocket hasn’t caught up with that price yet. It would be a big help if you could find similar alternatives for less than $3000 especially in that color. Thank you.

That’s gorgeous, no wonder you fell in love! This gown is particularly special in it’s materials. It is sewn clear beading on top of a nude colored fabric to give the impression of sparkling water. Other than the clear sparkly beads and the nude underlay, I don’t see any other color, so that is what I am going to work on for you. I’ll try to find some gowns for you that have a similar feel, of a nude underlay with beaded or lace on top to give a somewhat sheer and sexy look. Let’s see what I can scour the internet to find, Natz …

‘Bella’ by Galia Lahav; $10,000+

Ivory and Nude Lace Backless Long Sleeve Bridal Dress JB32987; $1,500+ by Jovani Bridal

Nadine; $2,000+ by Calla Blanche

Galina Signature style SWG719; $1,000 by David’s Bridal

Roberta; $1,500+ by Adrianna Papell

Jasmine gown; $2,500+ by Calla Blanche

Lucia; $2,500+ by Eddy K

Florinda; $1,500 by Sottero and Midgley

Long Sleeve Illusion Lace Wedding Dress; $1,400 by David’s Bridal

Couture Style CT165; $2,500+ by Eddy K

Ivory/Nude Floor Length Beaded Dress, style 37687; $1,500+ by Jovani Bridal

How’s it looking, Natz?  Do any of these hit the mark for the sexy, shimmery, beaded lace  look you liked in the Bella gown?

-Jennifer

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.
  • 7/13

    Good morning BABs! Another bride has fallen in love with the style of designer Berta’s gowns, and CAI/GOI is here to help! Mandy J wrote on this post asking for help:

    Absolutely in love with Berta style 15-101 (long sleeves, backless, godet train, geometric inspired details). My budget is $3k and under. Thank you!!

    Happy to help, Mandy! Berta has a unique modern, yet romantic style, and I see why so many of you find inspiration from her designs.  I’ve focused my search on gowns with a backless design with sleeves, and kept an eye for any geometric or modern patterns to the lace details. I’ve also tried to stick with gowns with slimmer silhouettes, that aren’t full ballgown skirts. Here we go!

    Berta; Style 15-101; Fall/Winter 2015

    Soho gown; $2,070 by Grace Loves Lace

    Blanc gown; $2,250 by Grace Loves Lace

    Mai gown; $2,450 by Grace Loves Lace

    Style 694; $2,500+ by Demetrios

    Deirdre gown; $1,000+ by Maggie Sottero

     

    Karina gown; $2,000+ by Theia

    Monica gown; $1,550 at BHLDN

    Style 7702; $1,200+ by Ti Adora

    Lenora gown; $1,000+ by Watters

    My Love gown; $1,750 by Etsy seller WhiteMeadowBridal

    And this one doesn’t have sleeves, but the geometric lines look stunning and you might be able to add sleeves or a shrug…

    Style 6492; $1,500+ by Lillian West

    I hope we’ve found something with that modern geometric look you found so inspiring with the Berta gown.  Until next time!

    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.
  • 6/9

    Welcome back CAI/GOI lovers!  Today's request is from reader Terri, who commented on this post: Hi! I landed on this page while searching Amsale-inspired dresses! I'm in love with the Amsale-inspired May, specifically the minimalistic style and elegant sheer look and buttons on the back, and am hoping to find an alternative for under $1000! Please help!! Hi Terri! We are happy to see more…

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    1/12

    Today's CAI/GOI request is for a fun and casual dress from BHLDN. Reader Kate commented on this post with: "Y'all are incredible. So glad to have stumbled on these posts--have loved looking at some of the Etsy sellers you've mentioned! After a painful divorce a few years ago, I'm blessed to be a second-time-around bride, looking for something a tad more casual than the frothy…

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    12/16

    It’s that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we’ll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you’re shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you’re going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list.…

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    12/2

    It's that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we'll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you're shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you're going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list.…

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    11/25

    Just as we do every year, because we know and appreciate the importance of a good sale but also recognize the very real need to not want to leave your house and deal with crowds, we've put together an exhaustive list of Black Friday deals from our partners. There are huge discounts on wedding-y things and just regular old everyday stuff, too. Stay tuned for…

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    10/13

    Reader Elizabeth NEEDS our help finding a Julie Vino look-alike that's a little less wedding gown and a little more evening attire. She writes: "I NEED to find a Julie Vino dress that I can afford, preferably under $1,000. I want the Jessica dress, style #706, from the 2014 Spring collection. I need something that doesn't look like a wedding gown but an evening gown…

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    4/7

    What's dripping with delicate lace, sporting long, semi-sheer sleeves, and on-trend with Spring 2016's cold-shoulder look? It's the Pronovias Kampara gown! With a deep sweetheart neckline and similarly deep-cut low back, both with scalloped illusion lace, and mermaid silhouette with subtly gathered train in allover, the Kampara is a modern, sultry adaptation of a classic gown.  BAB reader Kara contacted us to request help finding…

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