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 confection I wore for my first wedding, but still romantic and bridal. We’re holding a small family wedding next spring. I’ve fallen for the Fig dress by Korovilas for Bhldn–love the unique swing silhouette, boatneck, and mix of textures. Ideally would like to spend less than $400 as we’re concentrating budget on footing the bill for our family to travel and celebrate with us. Would love your insights–this silhouette seems hard to find! xoxo”
Thanks for the love, Kate, and congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Before I dive into look-alikes, I wanted to let you know that if you happen to be a size extra-small or small, you are in major luck because the “Fig” gown is on super sale right now! If that won’t work for you, I’m also posting a lineup of similar gowns that feature a flowing silhouette (you’re right, swing-style gowns are hard to find!), texture on the bodice, and a boatneck or high neckline. Let’s check them out!
Fig Dress By Korovilas (Style: 38292330), $250 at BHLDN
High Neck Chiffon Wedding Dress with Beading (Style: 231M75160), $179.99 at David’s Bridal
Jessalyn Dress From Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (Style: 39813035), $200 at BHLDN
2016 Luxury A Line Boat Neck V Back Design Dress, $295 by Etsy seller flourishingli
Rachel Pally Anya Dress in White or Cream (Style: 8114778), $255 at Zappos
Raga Crochet-Paneled Maxi Dress (Style: 2000168759), $118 at Forever 21
Illusion Neckline Crystal Bodice Chiffon Dress (Style: 182892DB), $159.99 at David’s Bridal
Paulette Dress By Needle & Thread (Style: 37783354), $250 at BHLDN
Roselyn Off White Wedding Dress, $189 by Etsy seller Gatsbylady
Love Runs High Ivory Maxi Dress (Style: 394212), $39 at Lulus
Off White Embellished Cutout Back Chiffon Long Dress (Style: P31760), $238 at Unique Vintage
What do you think, Kate? Is the original “Fig” dress the winner, or does something in the roundup above catch your eye? Let us know in the comments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.