Post # 1
I bought an organza over lace dress because I liked it and was a great price. The dress I loved was the Maggie Sottero Mia which has a lace and rhinestone corest top. I did buy the Mia used but after a dishonest seller (the dress was trashed) I decided to stick with my first unused gown since a new Mia is out of my budget.
I am looking for options to add some glitz to the top of this dress from the neckline to where a sash would go ( I will be adding a sash). I am thinking some small ivory organza flowers with added crystals would do the trick because that is what the Mia has on it. I know they are two totally different dresses but would like to mimic that style a bit.
My Dress as is:
close up of Maggie Sottero Mia top:
Anyone have suggestions of stores or which appliques I should use? ANyone do this successfully? Help!
Post # 3
I need to see the dress on you to determine where and how I would jazz up the dress.
Post # 4
I kind of agree that this would be easier if we could see the dress on. All this being said, I honestly think your dress will look beautiful with just a sash!
Post # 6
This is me in the dress, unlatered. We are taking the boning out of the top since it is too big for me and adding cups. There are no straps… that’s my bra
Post # 7
@pengoala: Thanks 🙂 I added a pic with a sash they had at the boutique. I would prob choose one that has a little more bling. I would like a little more sparkle on the bust though…
Post # 8
The dress in your photo is quite lovely as is. But you want more sparkle…so here’s what I would do:
Add beading to your sweetheart neckline. Don’t loose the integrity of the neckline though.
Wear sparkly, big earrings, but don’t add a necklace.
I would add some additional beading to your skirt especially the areas where the tulle is less and the light will catch the sparkle. In the pic the very bottom of the dress you can see the lace clearly. That’s where I would add more bling.
Post # 9
I think if you wanted to add some tiny (and I do mean TINY) silk flowers with rhinestones to trim to the top it is doable, but you’d have to go very subtle so it doesn’t change the overall look of your dress too much. I wouldn’t do any old silk flower or applique on this dress…you want to make sure it fits the design and doesn’t look out-of-place.
Since you are in NY, I highly recommend M&S Schmalberg in NYC. They are um, AMAZING at silk flowers. My mom and I went there to get some silk flowers for my dress, and it was like silk flower heaven. They have ones with rhinestones or pearls in the middle, just stunning. But be prepared to pay a price for these, they look amazing and are expensive as they are handmade. Totally worth it thought, they are gorgeous!