Post # 1
Hi bees! I would be glad to hear your opinion…
In pic #1 you can see me in my dress (excuse the bad pic, I didn’t think we’d actually buy THE dress that day and we only had our cell phone camera…). The 2nd pic shows my dress, too – I got the picture from the internet.
My problem: The more I look at my pic, the more I think the crinoline was too small – don’t you think my dress look „shrunken” compared to the 2nd pic? Do you think I should get a crinoline with a bigger diameter (this one was only 7,5 ft. Wide(last hoop))?
Now my second issue: I’m planning to get an updo, so my neck will be plain. I am thinking about not wearing any earrings or necklace, because the dress is already so decorative (with the swarovski brooches). Do you think I should wear any jewelry?
The next pic shows the updo I fell in love wtih TODAY (I finally visited a hairstylist and got some advice). Does that go with my dress? Do you think I should get a round hair clip (because the ones on my dress are round)?
Post # 3
I don’t think it would look horrible to wear at least a simple necklace and earrings. My dress had more beading at the bust and around but I still wore jewelry because otherwise I think your neck looks sort of bare. Worth a look to see what you find.
I think you should look at a larger hoop if you want more poof. I think that a crinoline that gives that much poof would be hard to find.
Post # 4
I think a larger poof would look great, however i think it looks good the way it is too.
Love the hair and a similar clip would look great!
I personally love the look of a bare neck. Earrings would be a good idea, but i still love the bare neck.
Post # 5
I like the dress the way it is … I wouldn’t do a larger hoop. Though, you should make it the way YOU like it! 🙂
Also, I LOVE a bare neck, but think that earrings would look nice. Something crystal and small. I think a round hairclip would better compliment your dress. (Love that updo … very elegant.) Your dress is beautiful!
Post # 6
It depends on how big you want the poof. If you want it bigger, go for a bigger hoop! I personally like a simple necklace, but it wouldn’t look bad if you have a similar clip. I would also do simple earrings.
Post # 7
I think the Crinoline was just Poofed up before that internet picture was taken. I think you look beautiful in the gown, but if you want it poofier go ahead and get a bigger hoop. I love the hair style and I think a more round clip for your hair would be nice and really complete the look.
BTW Beautiful dress, beautiful bride! People won’t be wondering about the crinoline :o)
Post # 8
I think the crinoline you have is fine. I agree with AzinAugust about the dress being poofed for the internet photo. And your photo was taken in close, so the perspective is different.
And I would actually look for a longer clip instead of a circle one, maybe like a head band type thing to wrap further around the updo. And I would get dangle earrings to match.
Post # 9
I think a bare neck and earrings would look beautiful with your dress. And yes, I agree with others, wear a round hair piece to match the ones on your gown.
Post # 10
Yeah, I’d find a larger slip. And you’ll be fine w/o a neckalce. But maybe some really simple studs for earrings?
Post # 11
Also, the dress you tried on was probably worn many many times before you, and probably was possibly not handled with the greatest care. I think your dress may have more fullness as it will be brand new and not handled as much!
Post # 12
Thank you all so much for your advices! And of course for those which will still come. It really helps to see things from different angles :).
And there is a mistake in my post: The circumference is 7.5 ft. NOT the diameter (that would be a really wide crinoline )
Post # 13
I think the dress looked better on you than on the model, probably because the model’s gown is way too puffy.
I would wear something round in silver filigree with rhinestones on my hair and also a pearl necklace with a rhinesone cabochon and a matching bracelet, something like this:
No earrings (if you wear earrings and a hair comb with no necklace your neck will look extremely long, if you don’t wear a necklace your gown won’t look as good as it could otherwise).
Post # 14
Oh wow – what beautiful jewelry! I would LOVE to get that as a hair clip – that would just be perfect!
Post # 15
keep it simple and don’t do a bigger hoop. I like the hair stle and I think a great pair of earrings would make it awesome. I dont even know if you need a necklace.
Post # 16
@gionnetto: where did you find that necklace/bracelet? Thanks!