- 5 years ago
Apologies in advance for the long post.
Just after some opinions. I am helping my FSIL design her wedding dress. After a few rounds of inspiration dress culling, we have narrowed down the basics and are now after some of your opinions.
It has been decided it will be a bias cut, silk crepe sheath dress.
The front will be largely inspired by Carol Hannah’s Pemberley. The shoulders will be embellished and the lace (a more delicate/chantilly lace) will be placed in a similar symmetrical design. But we are looking at lowering the neckline to show the collar bone- any ideas? Do you think it should remain a bateau cut or would you switch to scoop of V-neck?
With regards to the back; we are tossing up whether or not to leave it as a cut out, switch it to a full lace back like below or for a more 1930s feel switchiit to a low cowl back. Any thoughts?
2. Full Lace Back
3. Low Cowl
With regard to the final details: Bling and Buttons.
My FSIL loves a little bling. I know many Bees add beautiful embellished belts but I think a belt would detract from the lace design on the front (elongating the body). How would you add bling?
I found this dress online: what are your thoughts on the thin beaded lace following the cowl back (it would be on both sides)? Too much?
Finally: The second major inspiration dress is Naomi Neoh’s Beatrix. The standout feature of this dress are the silk covered buttons that run three quarters of the way down the back. FSIL is tossing up whether or not to add buttons to the back of the dress. They would run from the waist (top of the cowl) to the point of the triangular bias cut similar to the dress below. Any thoughts?
Looking forward to hearing Any/All thoughts and opinions!
Thanks Bees xx