Post # 1
I’m thinking of modifying an all white dress to have a blue accent on the skirt like so. Any thoughts on how this would look? One of my friends was concerned about if the blue skirt might look like it’s too disconnected from the bodice in this version since in the original version of the dress that part of the skirt has the same kind of embroidery that the bodice has. Thanks for any advice. 🙂
The back would look like this, except that I know I would want to add straps like in the above pic.
Post # 3
IMHO, I think that adding color to a dress can sometimes take away from the bride and even the beauty of the dress. The color tends to shift the focus from the dress overall, to the color on the dress. I think the dress now (all white) would be beautiful.
If this is your style and what you want, then I say why not, its your wedding! It’s not my style at all, but at the end of the day, its not my wedding or my dress, so I think you should do what you ultimately would be happiest with.
Post # 4
I’m a sucker for colored accents, but the blue colorblock is not quite my style. It’s probably that the blue panel seems really random from a design standpoint. Plus, I tend to prefer colored trim. I’ve seen many white 1950s prom dresses with accents that I love, so my style is more like this:
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I think it’s lovely. I don’t think it’s too disconnnected from the bodice, but if that bugs you are you able to have a little bit of the embroidery on the panel?
ETA: Have you looked at some of Alfred Angelo’s dresses? He has coloured panels like that and they look gorgeous. I don’t think you should be concerned.
Post # 6
WhatWays at about a blue crinoline underneath? Lots of brides here have done that for a subtle but still awesome pop of color. Then you can show it or not and no worries about it looking disjointed or anything.
Post # 7
How about blue crinoline or blue in the corset or buttons, depending on the style of the dress? Or blue shoes even.
Post # 8
I don’t care for the look. However, if you LOVE it, you should go for it.
Have you tried on dresses in person with color in them? That would be the #1 thing I’d do if I were considering getting a dress with color on it, before ordering.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
@Pinkmoon: +1 I remember this was popular a few years ago. I think it’s gorgeous, I’m thinking of doing mine.
Post # 10
If it makes you feel beautiful, then go for it! However, I think if you’re going for the “something blue” it could be added to something else, such as your shoes.