Post # 1
Here is my dress when it first came in. For some reason when I put it on I felt not-so-pretty in it. Now, granted this was right after Christmas (Aka my feasting was in high gear haha) and the first day of my special time of month, but still. I am wondering if it is because it hasnn’t been altered to fit me yet. I pictured the hips being a bit tighter and the neckline being a little higher. I don’t mean to sound like a whiner, I am just wondering if you ladies think alterations will make a big difference? I guess I just need some reassurance.
Also, what do you think about the band across the waist. When I first tried it on I hated it and wanted it to be maybe like a solid belt (instead of the horizontal line ribbing look), but now I’m not sure. What do you guys think?!
Also, any opinions on veil lenghth and jewelry would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 2
It’s a beautiful dress and I actually think you look fantastic in it. I feel like raising the neckline will definitely help. It just looks a bit off. I would probably go with a thinner belt instead of the ribbed one. It looks too harsh against the lace.
Post # 3
I think it’s beautiful. I like the ruched waist. If you wanted to, what about adding in a thin rhinestone belt and have it attached? I think it would look great without the straps as well. It is truly beautiful and you look great in it as is. I would do a drop necklace and drop chandelier earrings.
Post # 4
You will look like a doll once u have accessories, veils, makeup, beautiful hairstyle all on you. As for opinion, I think your dress will look great with sash like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/127157413/luxury-couture-rhinestone-and-pearl?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=bridal+sash&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery Veil lenght: Because your dress does not have long train, it’s best not to wear a floor lenght veil and not to wear a lace veil because it may distract the detail of the dress. Maybe a two tiers ?
Jewelry: this set will look stunning on you.
Post # 5
Peaceoutboyscout: Thank you! That is what I am thinking too!
sharksgrl99: Thank you! I feel like a belt would help!
gpiglet: Thanks for the encouragement! That belt is gorgeous!!
I think I should show you guys the back too (How it’s supposed to fit 🙁 )The problem is that the ribbed sash is attached all the way around.. See? Would adding to it make it look funny?
Post # 6
No..just add the belt in the middle of the sash. Have them sew the belt on so it looks like part of it, too.
Post # 7
Beautiful dress! I agree–add a thin rhinestone belt to the middle! I think you’ll fel much better after alterations and you’ve made it your own.
Post # 8
lynzietru: Lady, you look absolutely stunning in your dress! I agree with the thought of a thin rhinestone belt. But I think you’re going to absolutely wow your FI! 😀
Post # 9
lynzietru: You look great and the dress is beautiful. I agree with the rhinestone belt, I think it will look gorgeous!!
Post # 10
lynzietru: It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!! Especially the back!!!
You just gave me some inspiration for my gown 🙂
Post # 11
I had to look twice!!! It’s seriously stunning!!!
Post # 12
You sweet, sweet, sweet ladies are making me feel so much better! Thank you!! 🙂
I will definitely look into the skinny rhinestone belt!
LadyAprill: Thank you! the back is what sold me!! 🙂
Post # 13
lynzietru: like everyone else has said. The dress is beautiful on you. I also reccomended the rhinestone belt to be seen on. No know will eber know it came any different
Post # 14
I think leave it as is! It does look like the straps could come up a little bit though.
Post # 15
I think you look beautiful!
That said, you look petite and a wide band breaks the verticle line of the dress, which can make you look shorter rather than the tall, lean, elegant look. I initially thought a thin crystal belt would be ideal but it looks like you have beading across the top and so if you do a belt it would need to match the top beading as far as color/sparkle level etc. Instead, it may be safer to do a thinner band.
Doing delicate jewelry with sparkle will bring attention up to your face as well. 🙂