Post # 1
Hello lovely Bees!
I finally got my dream dress, the one both Mum and I cried over when I tried it on the first (3) times(s)!
I have a few questions regarding accessories, and was hoping you could help me out 🙂
- Cap sleeves or no cap sleeves? Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of me with them on, but you can see them here: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=13533. Everybody likes them, but as they didn’t come with the dress I bought (off a lady in America), I would need to purcase them separately, and they are technically not in budget (about $200).
- Necklace or no necklace? I was thinking a thin strand of ivory pearls?
- Earrings to match, or just earrings alone?
- Hair up or down?
- Fingertip or cathedral veil? Beaded or just plain? (I don’t want a lace edge)
Any other suggestions or advice?
Post # 3
Earrings only and plain cathedral veil!
Post # 4
Cap sleeves or no cap sleeves?
I don’t think you need cap sleeves. You have great shoulders, and I wouldn’t hide them.
Necklace or no necklace? I was thinking a thin strand of ivory pearls?
Thin strand of pearls would be perfect. I wouldn’t overwhelm the dress with something heavier.
Earrings to match, or just earrings alone?
What about simple pearl or diamond studs?
Hair up or down?
How do you normally do your hair? Generally, I like hair up for sweetheart necklines, but what do you feel most comfortable in? What about a loose side bun?
Fingertip or cathedral veil? Beaded or just plain?
You could go either way, but I’ve never been a huge fan of cathedral veils unless you are having a superformal wedding. I think fingertip veils are cute, versatile, and more modern.
Post # 5
Hmm I think if I went with the cap sleeves I wouldn’t do a necklace. I’m thinking I might get them, simply because they make the dress a little different to a standard lace dress..? But then it’s also a lot of money to spend on something I don’t need… decisions decisions!
Post # 6
@christoffels: Please don’t get the cap sleeves, they cheapen the whole look. They don’t look good on that model, they take her perfect shoulders and round them out, making them look slumped. Your dress is gorgeous and perfect how it is!
I’d say get some gorgeous statement earrings and call it a day for jewelry, that dress has such a pretty neckline already. I bet it would look fantastic with a cathedral length veil.
Post # 7
Most of your choices will flow on from whether you go with the cap sleeves or not.
You are a little bit pear-shaped, so the cap sleeves may help balance you out and be flattering for you more than they would be for other girls, but you could go either way. But I don’t know how you are going to find the right lace – can you get it from Maggie Sottero?
If you go with the cap sleeves then I would go with a very simple necklace – maybe a single pearl or 3-5 pearls on a pendant – or no necklace at all.
I think your hair would be better up with the formality of that dress – definitely wear it up if you go with the cap sleeves.
As for the veil, I think fingertip is most suited to the length of your train, and it’s also easier to wear.
Post # 8
@clairebbbear: Thanks for the advice about being pear shaped! I can actually buy matching cap sleeves from any store that stocks Maggie – you can see them in the link I posted 🙂
@missmess: I’m starting to think you are right about not having a necklace. Mum and I were both worried about matching the colour (gold jewelery is too gold, the pearls we have are too golden or too thick), I think earrings will be easier to match. Any suggestions?
Post # 9
@christoffels: First off, beautiful dress
- No need for cap sleeves
- Necklace definetly
- I’d normally say no earrings but I’m thinking it would actually suit you, especially if you hair was half up only….
- Then again you look like you suit your hair up, I’d have some hair trials with it up and half up, take photos and then look back and see what you prefer on you and for the look you want to have.
- Veil – yes, a fingertip one.
Post # 10
@christoffels: No cap sleeves, hair up, cathedral veil, small pearl (like 5mm) earrings and necklace, think dainty.
Post # 11
It sounds like you really like the idea of lace sleeves, and I think they would look lovely and lend a more vintage feel to the dress. You don’t have to have them though – it’s not like you need to conceal anything. As others have said, accessories and hair depends on the sleeve decision. If you do go for sleeves, I would opt for no necklace, simple earrings (pearl/crystal drops, something a bit vintage-inspired), hair up, and perhaps a jewelled headpiece. As for the veil, you could do either – but fingertip is definitely easier to get around in.