Broke-Ass Tag: wedding dress


Affiliate Disclaimer NewWe’re all about finding fab frocks for less, and we’re always super thrilled to get an amazing deal. Whether it’s your priority to not spend a ton of dollars on your dress because you think you’ll only wear it once and you’d rather allocate the cash to something that lasts longer (hello, photography!) or you’re boot-scootin’ it to the courthouse — big party be damned! — we’re here for you. And that’s why we got giddy as hell when we noticed ModCloth had some serious wedding dress inventory marked down … like, way down. Like, under $100 down. I mean, GIRL.

If you’ve been considering getting a reception dress, now’s your chance. If you’ve been dying to find something super unique and retro-adorbz, get on it. If you really just want a few options to wear to various pre-wedding parties, GET ON IT.

Here are a few of our favorite wedding styles currently under $100 at ModCloth:

ModCloth A Love Above the Rest Dress

A Love Above The Rest Dress, $69.99

ModCloth At a Rosette Time Dress

At A Rosette Time Sequin Dress, $59.99ModCloth Beauty Beyond Words Dress

Beauty Beyond Words Dress, $44.99ModCloth Bliss Way Up Dress

Bliss Way Up Dress, $74.99ModCloth Bride and Precedence Dress

Bride and Precedence, $29.99ModCloth Cast an Elegance Dress

Cast an Elegance Dress, $44.99ModCloth Collar ID Lace Dress

Collar ID Dress, $44.99

ModCloth Cordially Delighted Lace Dress

Cordially Delighted Dress, $89.99ModCloth Dignified Delivery Shirt Dress

Dignified Delivery Dress, $26.99ModCloth Enchants Encounter Dress

Enchants Encounter Dress, $87.99ModCloth Fast Track to Fanciful Dress

Fast Track to Fanciful Dress, $52.99ModCloth Grand Staircase Entry Dress

Grand Staircase Entry Dress, $44.99ModCloth Here Comes the Stride Dress

Here Comes the Stride Dress, $39.99ModCloth Let it Betrothed Dress

Let It Betrothed, $37.99
ModCloth Make some Poise Dress

Make Some Poise Dress, $87.99ModCloth Memorable Matrimony Dress

Memorable Matrimony Dress, $74.99ModCloth Ritzy Wishes Sheath Dress

Ritzy Wishes Sheath, $44.99
ModCloth Slow Dance Splendor Dress

Slow Dance Splendor, $52.99ModCloth Synchronized Sweetness Dress

Synchronized Sweetness Lace Dress, $29.99ModCloth The Exchanging of Wows Dress

The Exchanging of Wows Dress, $89.99ModCloth The World Was Full of Wonderful Dress

The World Was Full of Wonderful Dress, $29.99ModCloth Tulle Love and Cherish Dress

Tulle Love and Cherish Dress, $34.99ModCloth Wedding Belle Lace Dress

Wedding Belle Lace Dress, $34.99ModCloth Where There's Life, There's Elope Dress

Where There’s Life There’s Elope Dress, $52.99

Oh, and there are lots, lots more.

With this kind of selection, why even bother shelling out oodles of cash for a wedding dress? Head over to ModCloth to shop these styles now!

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    Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’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!

    Can't Afford ItFig Dress from BHLDNFig Dress By Korovilas (Style: 38292330), $250 at BHLDN

    Get Over ItHigh Neck Chiffon Wedding Dress with Beading at David's BridalHigh Neck Chiffon Wedding Dress with Beading (Style: 231M75160), $179.99 at David’s Bridal

    Jessalyn Dress at BHLDNJessalyn Dress From Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (Style: 39813035), $200 at BHLDN

    2016 Luxury A Line Boat Neck V Back Designs by Etsy seller flourishingli2016 Luxury A Line Boat Neck V Back Design Dress, $295 by Etsy seller flourishingli

    Rachel Pally Anya DressRachel Pally Anya Dress in White or Cream (Style: 8114778), $255 at Zappos

    Raga Crochet-Paneled Maxi Dress at Forever21Raga Crochet-Paneled Maxi Dress (Style: 2000168759), $118 at Forever 21

    Illusion Neckline Crystal Bodice Chiffon Dress at David's BridalIllusion Neckline Crystal Bodice Chiffon Dress (Style: 182892DB), $159.99 at David’s Bridal

    Paulette Dress at BHLDNPaulette Dress By Needle & Thread (Style: 37783354), $250 at BHLDN

    Roselyn Off White Wedding Dress by Etsy seller GatsbyladyRoselyn Off White Wedding Dress, $189 by Etsy seller Gatsbylady

    Love Runs High Ivory Maxi Dress at Lulu'sLove Runs High Ivory Maxi Dress (Style: 394212), $39 at Lulus

    Off White Embellished Cutout Back Chiffon Long Dress at Unique VintageOff 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 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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    Okay. So. We've been planning this shindig for like 14 months. That's a long time (haha, just kidding ... every bride-to-be know that shit flies by SO quickly). But in the real world, it really is a long time to plan one event. I cannot tell you how many individual decisions we've made, nor how many obstacles we've had to overcome. Russel and I are…

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    Today's CAI/GOI post was super fun to put together! Reader Marta emailed us asking for something a little non-traditional. She wrote: "Help! I am not your conventional bride and am having such a hard time finding a dress. I love this one on BHLDN but of course this is their only dress at $2500: . Really like a low back but BHLDN's dress in particular…

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    After procrastinating for several months, I finally went and ordered my dress. My friend came along for moral support, and she agreed that was the one. So I said "Yes," but there were no tears, no Champagne popping ... because I knew what was coming next. The dreaded measurements. (Cue scary music.) I had put off the appointment with the hope that I would loose a…

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    While our Black Friday post was a hodge-podge in the truest sense, we try to focus our Cyber Monday efforts specifically on wedding-y deals, so you can get the most bang for your buck while planning your badass wedding. Being that we are The Broke-Ass Bride, we understand the too legit value of getting the v. best deal possible, and what better way to do so…

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    Hello BABs! Today's CAI?/GOI! is the Part 2 to yesterday's Part 1. Check it out if you missed it - there's a fantastic reader story!  And if you're looking for more goddess-inspired gowns, you might like the ones in the Rue de Seine Sadi post. Today's Part 2 is a hunt for reader Kary's home reception gown: For our home reception, I'd love a gown like…

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    We're all here for the same reason. We all want to find the best ways pinch pennies while planning our weddings, because let's face it: Anything with the word "wedding" tacked onto it is going to cost you a lot more than it normally would. My current favorite instance of this is transportation options. When I hear the words, "These are our wedding rates," it makes…

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