Post # 1
Having serious dress regret after my first fitting 🙁
I picked this simple satin gown mainly for its, well, simplicity and elegance, but now worried it may be a bit too…. blah?
I also wasn’t too into the strapless look the entire time I was dress shopping, but was convinced by all that a good seamstress would make me feel comfortable and secure regarding not having any wardrobe malfunctions….and now, well I’m just not so sure.
So, what do I do? It’s too late (and I don’t want to spend any more $$) to get a new dress, so I’m looking for any suggestions on how to add more pizzazz to this dress….what are your thoughts on sleeves, for example? (The seamstress who is altering it for me suggested lace cap sleeves but I don’t love they look either).
Any and all suggestions are welcome!
ps – the belt in the picture is acually an add-on, the dress didn’t come with it and I am yet to purchase a similar looking belt.
Post # 2
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.
Post # 3
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
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
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
Sorry I don’t know why the photos played up and posted twice
Post # 7
How about a shoulder necklace? Thoselook amazing and it takes a plain dress to really showcase one.
Post # 8
observer : Love this idea! Great way to add a bit of bling.
Post # 9
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 Carnet de Mode:
Post # 10
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
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
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 # 13
Ladies, thank you all so much for all your comments and suggestions!!
I’m not sure about sash or bow belt, and the shoulder necklace thing looks AMAZING but I wonder how practical it would be? (ie, I think would be stunning in photos but I don’t really want to keep fidgeting to put it in place during ceremony or reception).
The overlay lace topper looks super cute!! I will ask my seamstress what she can do with that idea
anothernewbee16: holy crap, our dresses look so similar! and you look absolutely stunning in yours!!!! that’s actually making me feel way better about my choice 🙂
which brings me to another question for y’all actually – I’m not going to be wearing a veil, and for my (straight fine, barely below shoulder-length) hair I was going to do something like a loose low bun, mainly because I feel like even though in my everyday life I mostly wear my hair down, during a hot humid August afternoon and evening of my wedding, I am going to be running my hands through it constantly to get it out of my face and I dont want to end up with limp lifeless sadness atop of my head before the end of the cocktail hour. That said, if I’m going to keep the strapless neckline – should I try a down look? I’m a bit worried I don’t have the requisite volume and I definitely don’t want to have to deal with extensions.
Once again, thanks so much all!!!!
Post # 14
- 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: