Dear bees, HELP! Your thoughts, with or without appliqué?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I keep the appliqué?
    Yes- keep it : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Avoid the appliqué- it's too much : (68 votes)
    96 %
  • Post # 2
    222 posts
    Helper bee

    I personally think you should be going for a sash/belt that will soften the transition between the bodice fabric and completely different skirt fabric. To me it looks too cut-in-half, but with a sash (even just plain satin or something) it would look less odd (just MHO). As for the applique, it’s definitely too much with the dress, it divides it into three and just doesn’t seem to match the style of the rest of the dress at all :/ sorry!

    Post # 3
    1107 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I like it from the back with appliqué, but from the front it looks like it’s doing something funky with your boobs. But on second thought, maybe if it could be moved to “side-boob” more instead of sort of covering half it might look pretty neat!

    Post # 4
    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    It looks like it’s hiding part of the beautiful neckline. It’s just not quite meant to go with that dress, I think.

    Post # 5
    2364 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    queenbee82:  I’m going to be a little rude her but only b/c the dress alone is so gorgeous!!! 

    PLEEEEEEEEEASE ditch the applique!!!  The front of it looks like creepy arms trying to grope you.  The back is not AS bad, but it still doesn’t look like it “goes” with it.  I actually think a champagne or light gold would be better than the silver, but I’m just a stranger on the internet!!  Just my opinion!!  🙂 🙂 🙂 

    Post # 6
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Oh man, when I saw the applique from the front I severely disliked it – back is not so bad. I’d second doing a belt/sash to ease the transition from bodice to skirt. But heck no to the applique.

    Post # 7
    1581 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I agree with other commenters that it’s not doing so much for you from the front, but that it looks good from the back.

    Could you tell me where you found this, though!? It’s an amazing find nonetheless.

    Post # 8
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think if it only went to the top of the dress (or tucked under) it would look better than trailing down your bust. It would look more like a glittery strap. The back looks good though….

    Post # 9
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016


    I agree with PPs. I dislike the applique with that dress. Especially from the front.

    I also agree that a champagne or light gold would be a better complimetn to the dress for a sash or an applique.

    Post # 10
    5194 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I think the dress would look better without the applique.

    Post # 11
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    if the applique were shorter and ended more at the top of your dress top, it’d look great!

    Post # 14
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Avoid it 

    Post # 15
    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Yeah I think a sash would look better. The applique looks a little too harsh to me.

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