(Closed) Need help accessorizing J.Crew Sophia

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love your dress, so pretty and simple!  Do you have any large fabric stores near you?  I have a big one that has a whole section of wedding fabrics, embellishments, etc., and found some things there to spice up my dress.  One idea with the sash woud be to sew a slider in (not sure if that’s what it is called, but basically something to hold the sash up so that it sits below your bustline).  You could look for embellishments at the fabric store (lace appliques, beading,etc.) and add them to the sash.  It would hide some of the unevenness that you see through the sash the way it is now. 

Post # 4
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just get the sash sewn onto the dress. It should help it sit better and keep it from sliding too far down.

Post # 5
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think you look lovely! That dress is so feminine and romantic, and it fits you perfectly. I see what you mean about the sash material being thin enough to show the texture of the skirt beneath. What if you were to add (sew) a thicker material to the underside of the sash (just where it wraps around your front/sides)? It would help it keep its shape. You could also sew the sash directly to the dress. Or even do both. A good seamstress should be able to help you figure out what would work!

Also I just have to say I LOVE how that lace top looks! If you wore that you’d be guaranteed to have a one-of-a-kind gown. Don’t think of it as “covering up” your gown; you’re making it your own! It looks great with that necklace too. You look like you could have stepped out of an Anthropologie catalogue. 🙂

Post # 6
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think your sash may not be the right size to cover up the area where the sash should be.  I agree that it or another piece of fabric should be sewn onto the dress for it to sit correctly.  I suggest visiting a seamstress and getting professional advice.

I actually like the idea of a coverup.  Yours is too casual, IMO but the right coverup could be stunning.


Post # 7
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I love the lace top with it, it’s more of a boho look but depending on the style/time of your wedding it could be really cool.

Post # 8
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - The Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, 2007 Legacy Hall

I cannot describe how much I love the lace top on the dress! It is so gorgeous and unique looking.

Post # 9
3261 posts
Sugar bee

I’d lose the fabric sash and add a simple rhinetone one.  And as for the lace top, I don’t like how it covers the whole upper half of the dress. It makes it look way too casual (unless that’s the look you’re going for?) What about a lace cardigan? 

Post # 10
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ok for the record, I LOVE the dress with the lacey top over it!  But it depends on what your vision is for the wedding, if you are going for soft, organic, romantic then I say go for it…  That said, I like the sash idea too, I think sewing it on (or sewing delicate “belt loops”) would be the best way to go, or backing your sash with a sturdier fabric so it doesn’t wrinkle.


Post # 13
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I really love the lace top you paired with it! And the necklace! I think it fits your wedding perfectly!

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