Post # 1
I bought a sash online awhile ago and just got around to trying it on with my dress today. I gave up on learning how to tie a sash but even with my awful attempts I can tell it doesn’t sit right — the sash wants to slide under my chest too far, and the material shows the bumps in the dress.
Fighting with the sash made me feel pretty terrible, honestly — I feel like maybe I chose the wrong dress. 🙁 I’m not sure if it’s worth trying to sort out how to wear the sash, if it’s something that can be fixed up, but I don’t really like the waist of the dress plain.
I also tried on a lacey top I had in the house and I kind of like the look of it — I wouldn’t wear that top exactly but do you think something like it would be okay? It sort of feels dumb to cover up the dress though.
I’m open to any and all suggestions and comments. Like I said, I’m feeling pretty bad about the dress right now — not sure exactly why, but there you have it.
Post # 3
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
Just get the sash sewn onto the dress. It should help it sit better and keep it from sliding too far down.
Post # 5
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
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
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
- 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
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
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 # 11
For what it’s worth we’re having a relatively casual backyard wedding, with a small number of people in attendance. I’m not worried about being overly formal as we’re not doing the whole black tie/tux deal. Just not sure if it would look TOO informal with a coverup!
As for the sash — I should mention that I had a hard time finding something wide enough which is why I chose the plain ribbon. The waistband measures something like 4″, and if the sash was sewn to the top of the band it would be wide enough to cover.
I also haven’t steamed the dress or otherwise taken the wrinkles out of it because I’m going to have to pack it up again in September, so I’m not sure if that will affect the bumpy problem.
Post # 12
Oh! And I’m cheap and don’t want to spend lots of money on a fancy sash, but I’m also utterly incapable of sewing and don’t have a sewing machine!
You ladies are helping me feel better about my choice in dress, by the way.
Post # 13
I really love the lace top you paired with it! And the necklace! I think it fits your wedding perfectly!