Post # 1
Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m completely in love with pretty much all of the Grace Loves Lace dresses. However, I’m trying really, really hard not to spend over $500 on my dress. We’re trying to keep it simple, so that we can splurge on the honeymoon, but I’m not finding any other options. I want a breathable, light dress, but I’m not finding anything within in that price range. I want something relaxed/boho/country. I live in Southeast Kentucky, and we have very little as far as bridal shops go. I have to travel at least two hours to Lexington to shop, and I’m not finding anything but stiff, super-formal dresses. So, do you ladies know anywhere I can find dresses like the one below, without having to shell out more than $500?
My favorite: Vivienne by Grace Loves Lace
Oh & if it helps, I love fabrics like chiffon, cotton, and lace. I’m not really a fan of tulle or “poof” gowns.
Post # 3
Here are some.
Andrea Pappell at Nordstrom:
Post # 4
Also, Tadashi Shoji. These are all $548, so slightly over, but not by much:
(this one is $280 at the moment – bargain!)
Post # 5
Another obvious option is having a replice of a lace dress you like made by Jasmine’s bridal shop in China. You will definitely be able to get something for under $500.
Other Bees have had quite good things to say about For Her and For Him (another Chinese seller) too – here are some of their lace dresses, all well within your price range:
Post # 6
@Love.Letter: Have you tried contacting Jasmines (chinese dress maker) and see if they can make this dress for you? That is s very beautiful dress, soft and flowy. A lot of bee’s have had Jasmines make them a knock off, and the results are beautiful. It is worth a shot.
Post # 7
Jcrew has some in romantic silk chiffon!
This is the Arabelle which I LOVE. It’s $575 new but there are usually a ton all over the used wedding dress sites like
I also love this dress from dessy.com, but its $660
Post # 8
IMO, the three shops in Lex aren’t worth the two hour drive… Could you have something replicated through Jasmines or Dressily Me?
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy
You could def. get a simple sweetheart neckline light flowy dress for about 300 or less, then buy a lace bolero with the neckline you like that comes down to the waist for the effect of the first/favorite dress. That’s what I would do…
Post # 10
have you looked at bhldn.com or shopruche.com?
i think the feel you’re going for both would have something you would enjoy bhldn’s prices are a bit wonky, my dress from there was 420 but I know they have more expenisve stuff- shopruche is much more cost effective of a choice and i have a few friends who got dresses from there as they are street size.
Post # 11
Try Ann Taylor and J. Crew
Post # 12
In addition to all of these lovely ladies’ suggestions, I would add looking on discount designer sites (Bluefly.com, shopbop (clearance), etc.). I would also suggest looking on private shopping sites (Gilt, Hautelook, Ideeli, Milliondollarbabes, Ruelala, etc). Good luck!
Post # 13