"Accessorizing" the DRESS

posted 1 week ago in Dress
Post # 2
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Have you considered adding beaded straps to your dress.  If you google “beaded straps wedding dress” many images and sites will come up.  This could add some bling to your lovely gown and possibly make you feel more secure.

BTW your gown is lovely and your seamstress is doing a wonderful job fitting it to you.

ieNYC :  

Post # 3
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

You could do a topper? like maybe the topper for ceremony, belt for reception? I would do a bracelet and a pair of earrings. Plus hair and makeup can do wonders when your whole look comes together!

Post # 4
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think a lace topper with 3/4 length sleeves would be absolutely lovely with this gown with or without a belt. Also a veil would do wonders for the overall look, perhaps a simple chapel length raw edge tulle veil. Have you thought about what type of veil you may want? Jewelery would depend on whether you decide to do a topper or not.


Post # 5
5952 posts
Bee Keeper

I love love love plain dresses like yours. I don’t think you have to do too much actually. 

Instead of a sparkly belt, how about a more usual structured bow. That’s what I did on mine. Not everyone’s cup of tea but various styles are something to consider if you want to edge it up a bit. 


Also, to be a bit different to the world of lace if you want a topper how about going sheer?

 You get two looks in one then if you take it off in the evening. This is what I had made for my custom dress I had made which was similar to yours but it ended up not working out hence why I ended up with my emergency dress above.  I loved the topper though – it had covered buttons down the back. (Please ignore shapeless dress underneath – but you get the idea) 


finally are you thinking of a veil? I loved my thick ribbon edge double layer cathedral veil.  Similar would give your dress tons of ‘wow’ factor.  A pair of pearl earrings and you’re good to go  


Post # 6
5952 posts
Bee Keeper

Sorry I don’t know why the photos played up and posted twice 

Post # 7
3153 posts
Sugar bee

How about a shoulder necklace? Thoselook amazing and it takes a plain dress to really showcase one.

Post # 9
1661 posts
Bumble bee

I suggest an alternative that is just a bit more “risky”: a semi sheer crop top (it’s not a traditional lace bolero or topper). Add an interesting/sparkly cuff and simple diamond/CZ stud earrings, and you’ve got a very interesting, modern take for your gown, definitely not “boring”:

From Genuine People:

From Nordstrom:

From Carnet de Mode:

Post # 10
418 posts
Helper bee

Wear a lace topper for the ceremony and then take off the topper and add a sash for the reception – something like this…………

Post # 11
11253 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

ieNYC : I love the dress! You could add a stunning necklace and other jewellery to it. The dress is very classic and elegant and any jewellery you chose to fit your theme will work great with it. 

Post # 12
954 posts
Busy bee

I love it!  I mean, granted, I’m totally biased becuase it’s very similar to my dress!  But don’t foget that once you add a veil, jewlery, makeup/hair, and flowers, it is definitely going to have more of a finished look!  

This was my dress and I’m very happy it was simple and timeless!



That said, the designer did offer a topper that totally changed the look – so if you want something else you could always do something like this:


Post # 14
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I love your dress! I also chose something simple because it’s more me, and it matches the vibe of our wedding pretty well.

As far as your hair question goes, we have similar hair (fine, straight, shoulderish-length) and will both be getting married in the summer. Although my ceremony and pictures will be outside, and I might start getting a little hot with my hair down for the hour or so I’m not in the AC, I’d much rather have it down than up (I NEVER wear my hair up). My sister will be curling my hair, and I’ll be wearing a headband that closely matches the details on my dress:


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