Post # 1
I’m beginning to feel a tad overwhelmed, hence was wondering if anyone can given me an honest opinion or ideas for my dress?
Our wedding is in winter (no snow) and on a farm (outdoor ceremony, indoor barn reception)… I was aiming for simple elegance.
My dress has lace embellished with crystals across the bodice and lace sleeves (below). The rest of the dress is plain? Maybe not what I expected when I ordered it?
Do you think the dress looks okay? Should I make alterations? Or leave as is? Or look for a different dress?
I was thinking about making some alterations to see if I could improve the dress (my sister and I can both sew well). Thought that if I made the V-neck a bit deeper (more of a plunging neckline), that it might flatter my bust a bit better?
Was also thinking of shortening the lace sleeves (they are currently half way between my wrist and elbow)? I even considered removing the sleeves, so that I don’t look as ‘covered up’ however being a winter wedding I was thinking that sleeves would be ok? I wanted to avoid a strapless dress due to weather and my bust size!
Also considered adding a lace border (appliqué) to the hem of the dress… however thought that if I found the right veil (with a lace edge??) that it might improve the dress better than edging??
Hence, my main question I guess is: What type of veil would suit my dress?? I.e. What length? Style? Edging? And if I go for a lace edging, does it matter that the veil lace doesn’t match the lace on my dress bodice?
Would either of these veils suit?
Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it 🙂
Post # 3
I think if you removed the lace sleeves it’d look wonderful. I actually really like the current neckline, but you could go a bit more plunging. I’m a sucker for plain veils with lace dresses, but others might have better advice 🙂 You look great!
Post # 4
Oh, please don’t remove the sleeves! They make the gown so much more unique!
It’s a really lovely gown. If you have sewing skills, and you were thinking of adding lace applique’s to the skirt, why not get a few extra and add them to a DIY veil? You will have something custom-made and a perfect match!
Post # 5
The dress is very pretty, but I don’t like the sleeves, its too old fashioned looking for me. If you get rid of the sleeves then go with a lace edged veil it wouldn’t matter if the lace matched, otherwise I would try my best to match the lace.
Post # 7
I like your dress I think its perfect for a barn wedding… I will worn you I bought that same second veil off of ebay and the way the lace is put onto the tulle it looks terrible in person if you look really closely at the photo you can see what I am talking about.
Post # 8
Thank you so much for all your comments, much appreciated 🙂 think I might go shopping for tulle & lace today and experiment with making my own veil. Thought about making my own dress too but don’t really have the time. Might play around with the lace on the dress too and see what it looks like if I alter it. I can always alter it back again 🙂
Will post the results 🙂
Ps. Would you put a fingertip length veil or floor/chapel/cathedral length veil with this dress?
Post # 9
I agree it would look better with no sleeves
Post # 10
My thoughts would be to either keep the lace sleeves and do a simpler veil (no lace) OR remove the lace sleeves and do one of the awesome lace veils you posted. I just think if you kept the sleeves AND did one of those veils the lace would be “competing” and therefore lose how pretty they both are.
If it were me, I’d remove the sleeves and go for the veil. Either of them!
Post # 11
Thank you so much for the comments 🙂 I might experiment with both options (sleeves/plain veil, then no sleeves/lace veil) and see what it looks like (will take some photos 🙂
What length veil would you go for?
Shoulder? Fingertip? Floor +?
Post # 12
I would love to see it with a chapel or cathedral legth veil