Post # 1
Hello fellow bees! I recently purchaced my dress, and now am trying to decide on how to accessorize. I do think I’m going to ditch the black belt shown in this photo. I originally loved it at the salon, but in photos I think it’s cutting me off (I’m only 5’0″…wearing 3.5 inch heels in the photo). I’m debating using a rhinestone belt to add some bling, but also have thought of doing a statement necklace. They put a veil on me at the salon, but I know nothing about it (style, length, etc.). I’ve always loved the look of a raw edge veil, but I don’t know if that would work with the heavier fabric of my dress. I also originally wanted to wear my Mom’s veil, but it’s VERY 80’s, and would need to be reworked and bleached. Is that even possible? Any suggestions or ideas would be amazing! Thank you!
Post # 3
@EphanieStay: What does your mom’s veil look like? I wanted to wear my mom’s veil, but as you said, it was very 80s and I just couldn’t figure out how to rock it, as much as I wanted to! I love the sentiment though, and if you can swing it, I think you should totally do it!
I’m on board for a statement necklace over a sash, but that’s just me. You’ll look gorgeous whatever you choose – I love your dress on you!
Post # 4
As far as the belt, I am personally not a fan of dark colored sashes on dresses (or most sashes) so I do vote to veto the belt. I am also 5’0 and the silhouette of my dress was A-line with a princess cut so it was one piece from top to bottom, going in at the waist and flaring out. I had some major dress regret and went with my friends to figure out how to fix the dress up. My friends were heavily leaning toward me pairing a sash with the dress and I even scoured Etsy and some other places for a good long while deciding whether or not I should get one. In the end I made the decision not to because, being 5’0 tall, the last thing I wanted was for something to cut me in the middle. The whole point of picking a seamless silhouette was to appear leaner and taller. So in the end I did not go with a sash, and although I did not LOVE my dress, I am happy I made that decision. Anyway, just letting you know a personal story from someone who is the same height as you and why I decided to do what I did.
As far as veil, it does look like you could pull off raw edge if that’s what you want. I happen to think raw edge looks good with most dresses, and I don’t think that yours is an exception. Maybe if you can post a picture of your mom’s veil also? HTH.