Post # 1
I definitely want a beaded belt with my gown but I ABSOLUTELY refuse to pay an arm and a leg for it! I’ve thought about buying trim and making my own, but then I found this belt at Anthropologie today. Could I make it work somehow? It’s beaded with a metal and leather buckle. My dress is lace and organza so I only want the beading to show, not the leather and buckle. The first pic is from the anthro site. I’d wear it flipped around like in the second pic (stolen from blogger, it’s not me). I think the leather part is stitched on over the beading, should I try to detach it? Or keep it as is to avoid damaging it and just put a big bow over it to disguise the leather and buckle part? Oh, and it was $54 – expensive for a belt, but cheap compared to the $$$ ones at the salon! And if there are any country/western themed brides wanting a bit of sparkle, this belt would be perfect with cowboy boots!
Post # 3
Love the belt. You can go to a shoe repair shop to see if they can detach the leather buckle. Then add ribbon instead.
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Post # 5
If they can’t detach the buckle and replace it with ribbon, you could try making, or having someone make, a sleeve of fabric to slide over the buckle to cover it up.
Post # 6
Thanks so much ladies! I knew the hive would have great ideas!!! Now I’m thinking of doing a big obi style bow in the back and that could cover up the buckle anyway… Anyways, I’ll see how it looks with my dress when it comes in July. I’ll also probably order a couple from etsy as well, just so I can see different styles of belts with my dress. Anthro has a generous return policy with no time limit, I just have to have the original receipt. How are etsy sellers generally with returns?