Broke-Ass Tag: wedding gown

6/23

Affiliate Disclaimer NewHappy Thursday, BABs! Today’s CAI/GOI request is from reader Jenny, who is searching for a Rue de Seine “Haze” look-alike for under £1,000 (approximately $1,300) and available in the UK. She writes:

“Hi, I really love Rue de Seine’s Haze dress but only have a budget of max £1000. Do you know of any similar but cheaper dresses out there & available in the UK?
Thanks, Jenny”

The Rue de Seine gowns are very popular with BABs, and it’s not hard too see why. Each of the gown designs are gorgeous and have a unique flair to them. In this case, the embroidered skirt look provides an extra Je ne sais pas to make it truly unique. Jenny, you are in the UK, and I will try my best. Most online shops will ship worldwide, but I’ll do my best to look around for UK shops as well. I’ll focus on that textured skirt that the Haze gown has going for it. Wish me luck!

Rue de Seine’s Haze gown

 

Pandora Wedding Dress; £495 (approx. $640) by Phase Eight

The Josephine; $850 (approx. £650) by Fame and Partners

The Kensie; $700 (approx. £540) by Fame and Partners

Naya Dress; $350 (approx. £270) by BHLDN

Aurora Gown; $1,000 (approx. £770) by BHLDN

A Star is Born Embellished Sheer Insert Long Sleeve Maxi Dress; $550 (approx. £425) by ASOS

Pearl Katherine Wedding Dress; £395 (approx. $510) by Phase Eight

Anabella frilled bridal dress; £360(approx. $465) by Nine by Savannah Miller Ivory

Aura wedding dress; £550 (approx. $710) by Phase Eight

Andi Lace Dress; £364 (approx. $470) by BCBG MAXAZRIA

Marilyne swirl lace cutout gown; £300 (approx. $400) by BCBG MAXAZRIA

Isolde; £950(approx. $1225) by Rebecca Ingram

Each of these textured or embroidered gown offers something unique.  What do you think, Jenny? Anything strike your fancy?

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.
  • 9/29

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewMan, oh man, today’s CAI/GOI post may be the most challenging request we’ve had yet! Reader

    “I need help. I’ve never seen a bridal gown that felt like the gown for me. I’m starting to lower my expectations to a gown that is slimming because there’s no way that I can afford my dream gown that’s rumored to be upwards of 40k, Is it possible to find it for my budget of 1,000?”

    The dream gown in question is an incredibly unique design from Ashi Studio, based in Beirut. The gown features a number of structural elements, including a corset-like, off-the-shoulder, low-back top, and a high-low, bubble-like skirt with large-ruffled back and bold embroidered details. It’s crazy high fashion couture, and you’re right, Teneasha, Ashi gowns START at $40,000.

    So to answer your question, could I find your dream gown for under $1,000? Well, no. The Ashi gown is so, so unique that there just isn’t anything exactly like it out there. Instead, what I am going to share with you is a broad selection of gowns that share certain elements of the Ashi gown. I’ve categorized them based on most prominent similar feature, including gowns with hip action, back details, embroidery, high-low skirts, and other sculptural-like qualities. Let’s face it, Ashi gowns are works of art … very expensive art. I hope with all of the options I’m giving you, Teneasha, that there are some gowns that speak to what you’re looking for. Let’s check them out!

    Can't Afford ItAshi Studio S_S 2015Ashi Studio S_S 2015-BackAshi Studio S/S 2015 #6, Ashi gowns range ~$40,000-$100,000

    Get Over ItGowns with hip swag

    Oleg Cassini High Neck Satin Short Wedding Dress at David's BridalOleg Cassini High Neck Satin Short Wedding Dress (Style: CRL661), $399.99 at David’s Bridal

    LIMITED EDITION Oleg Cassini Silk Wedding Dress with Beaded Detail at David's BridalLIMITED EDITION Oleg Cassini Silk Wedding Dress with Beaded Detail (Style: CWG703), $899.99 at David’s Bridal

    LIMITED EDITION Oleg Cassini Satin Wedding Dress with Beading at David's BridalLIMITED EDITION Oleg Cassini Satin Wedding Dress with Beading (Style: CWG702), $949.99 at David’s Bridal

    Truly Zac Posen Tank Bonded Lace Wedding Dress at David's BridalTruly Zac Posen Tank Bonded Lace Wedding Dress (Style: ZP341555), $949.99 at David’s Bridal

    LIMITED EDITION White by Vera Wang Beaded Lace Wedding Dress at David's BridalLIMITED EDITION White by Vera Wang Beaded Lace Wedding Dress (Style: VW351268), $999.99 at David’s Bridal

    Dress nr1 by AgnesMiraRosa on EtsyWedding Dress (Style: nr1), $949.14 by Etsy seller AgnesMiraRosa

    High-low gowns

    SAMPLE Organza and Tulle High-Low Gown with Beaded Flower at David's BridalSAMPLE Organza and Tulle High-Low Gown with Beaded Flower (Style: AI26010039), $348.98 at David’s Bridal

    FINAL SALE Truly Zac Posen Lace High Low Tank Wedding Dress at David's BridalFINAL SALE  Truly Zac Posen Lace High Low Tank Wedding Dress (Style: ZP341412), $399.99 at David’s Bridal

    Hi-low Style Ivory Lace Sweetheart Neckline Organza Wedding Dress by Etsy seller ValiantWangHi-low Style Ivory Lace Sweetheart Neckline Organza Wedding Dress, $229 by Etsy seller Valiantwang

    The Exchanging of Wows Wedding Dress in White at modclothThe Exchanging of Wows Wedding Dress in White, $300 at ModCloth

    allison parris Sugar Coat Dressallison parris Sugar Coat Dress, $70 rental at Rent the Runway

    Brocade Hi-low Prom Dress by Camille La VieBrocade Hi-low Prom Dress by Camille La Vie (Style: 28440-57454Z), $190 at edressme

    ML Monique LhuillierOne-Shoulder Metallic Ball GownML Monique Lhuillier One-Shoulder Metallic Ball Gown (Style: NMF17_TBJGT), $798 at Neiman Marcus

    Ruffled-back gowns

    SAMPLE Mikado Gown with Ruffle Back at David's BridalSAMPLE Mikado Gown with Ruffle Back (Style: AI10030248), $248.48 at David’s Bridal

    Oleg Cassini Satin Cascading Detail Wedding DressOleg Cassini Satin Cascading Detail Wedding Dress (Style: CPK650), $649.99 at David’s Bridal

    SAMPLE Truly Zac Posen Strapless Satin Wedding Dress at David's BridalSAMPLE Truly Zac Posen Strapless Satin Wedding Dress (Style: AI34010003), $998.48 at David’s Bridal

    Leila-cotton wedding dress by Etsy seller Victoriaspirina“Leila” cotton wedding dress, $840+ by Etsy seller VictoriaSpirina

    Gowns with bold accents

    SAMPLE Metallic Lace Ball Gown with Peek-a-Boo Back Panel at David's BridalSAMPLE Metallic Lace Ball Gown with Peek-a-Boo Back Panel (Style: AI14010369), $398.98 at David’s Bridal

    NEW! Halter A-Line Wedding Dress with Lace Appliques at David's BridalNEW! Halter A-Line Wedding Dress with Lace Appliques (Style: OP1276), $449.99 at David’s Bridal

    Gowns with a sculptural feel

    Truly Zac Posen Wedding Dress with Tank Bodice at David's BridalTruly Zac Posen Wedding Dress with Tank Bodice (Style: ZP341565), $549.99 at David’s Bridal

    Truly Zac Posen Satin Corseted Wedding Dress at David's BridalTruly Zac Posen Satin Corseted Wedding Dress (Style: ZP341564), $758+ at David’s Bridal

    Issue New York Off The Shoulder Mesh Gown

    Issue New York Off The Shoulder Mesh Gown in Ivory (Style: 390590003), $279 at Bluefly

    What do you think, Teneasha? These gowns may not be Ashi Couture, but they all have unique qualities that could make for your knock-out wedding gown. If these dresses still aren’t cutting it for you, you could also consult with a dressmaker directly. Provide them with examples of what you love and be clear on your budget, and they may be able to make something custom just for you! Good luck!

    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.

     

  • 7/4

    Credit: Jon Black Photography Last week I got an email with "exciting news" from my bridal store that my gown had arrived! I wasn't expecting it until next month, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was ahead of schedule! I didn't take my mom along during the dress shopping phase, so I brought her with me to pick it up. We headed to the bridal…

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    3/1

    So I’ll be honest, I’ve been a bit hesitant to discuss the purchase of my gown on here. While part of that has to do with a price tag that feels a bit over the Broke-Ass budget (and indeed did push me beyond my original budget limits), it more has to do with the fact that while I absolutely adore my dress, the process of purchasing…

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    12/17

    Hey BABs! How's your holiday shopping coming along? If you're still on the hunt, check out The Broke-Ass Bride Gift Guides!   Today's Can't Afford It gown is a two-fer. Bride Hailey fell in love with the Free People Gold Chalice gown, a stunning bohemian number with a strappy, open back and tribal-esque golden embellishments. But Hailey's true love is the Rue de Seine Mackenzie gown, complete with…

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    12/10

    Hey BABs! Long time, no see. Can you believe we're only a few weeks away from 2015?! Me either. I haven't forgotten about you my BABs, things just get a little crazy around this time of year but I'M BACK! And this week we're helping Erin get over a Reem Acra gown that Oliva Wilde wore to the 2008 Emmys. It's no surprise, as you're…

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    10/2

    Hey BAB's! I was starting to wonder when someone would come around with a Vera Wang request, as she IS the absolute QUEEN of bridal wear. This week we are helping lovely bride-to-be, Alana. She, like many of us, (me, me, me!) has fallen in love with Vera's Fall 2014 collection. This collection is EVERYTHING. It is all about the pink, and I mean all…

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    4/1

    Guess what, y'all?!?!  I found my dress! Wheeeeeee! As you saw from my boutique reviews, I didn't find my dress the first round. Or second. Or third or fourth or fifth!  In actuality, I found my dress on the SIXTH round of trying on.  Good grief, right? I think I stopped counting after 50-something dresses. And let me tell you, for a pretty simple, non-girly-girl, that's…

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    3/27

    One of the first things I did after getting engaged was find my dress. This was purely by accident. It wasn’t on my to-do list to find my dress so early, but I was glad it happened! First, I have to show some love to The White Flower where I found my dress. It was wonderful! I went twice and both times had great associates…

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