Post # 1
So, this is my dress. The store only had a size 10 for me to try on and I am a size 0, so that’s why it looks funny on me. I ordered it in my size 11 weeks ago, and it is still being sewn, so it will be shipping at the end of the month.
I am dreading my first fitting. In these past 11 weeks, I have had serious dress regret and often wonder why I chose to go with such a simple dress. There is nothing wrong with simplicity, but my style has always been the opposite of simple — I love all things ruffles, beading, sequin, lace, tulle, poof. I seriously have no idea how I ended up with something so simple.
Buying another dress is out of the question, so I need to work with what I’ve got. You Bees always have great advice and ideas, so I need your help! I know I can dress it up with accessories, a fancy veil, get the dress altered, add more crinoline, etc. But what do you bees suggest I do?
Do you think it would be possible for a seamstress to make my dress look like this?
Please help! Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
think a slip underuneath to make the bottom come out more would help. (If you’re wearing one in the picture, get a bigger one).
You can always dye the crinoline underneath to match the color of your choice/wedding.
A Jewled belt of some sort and sparkily jewelry. I think you’ll look beautiful!
Post # 4
First of all I want to say that I love your dress. It may be simple, but it’s stunning! I too went with a simple dress even though I love all things girly (glitter, sequins, ruffles, lace, etc). The biggest reason I did that was so that I could accessorize any way that I wanted to and not be constrained by my dresses details. I think your dress actually looks very similar to the one you posted that you want it to look like. Definitely adding some crinoline to the bottom will help get you the silhouette that you are looking for. I’d add some very dramatic sparkly jewelry and maybe a blinged out belt to really transform your look. I don’t think much is needed to take your dress for simple/classic to a more flashy look.
Post # 5
I think it’s beautiful! do a long veil, sparkly belt, maybe a jeweled hair accessory? and remember, you’re going to have your bouquet as well! you could get a mermaid underskirt to give the illusion of a fuller skirt at the bottom. i’m sure it will be gorgeous!
Post # 6
Thank you! I’m glad there is hope!
Post # 7
Your dress is GORGEOUS! Think of it as a perfect canvas to work with – I’d love your dress with a sparkly beaded belt, a little extra poof to the skirt, and either a fingertip or cathedral length veil, oh, and some rockin earrings and a bracelet! 🙂
Post # 8
The nice thing is with a dress like that you can do a really over the top accessory so thinking that a really beautiful sash would set off your tiny figure perfectly. Or a super dramatic veil – either beaded rivini style – gorgeous cathedral dripping with lace or even something whimsical with petals- oh or an amazing statement necklace in a bold design and color if you are more modern.
Fabulous shoes and jewelry – drama in the flowers – and even too big it looks great on you.
Post # 9
@pengoala: A canvas to work with is a great way of looking at it! 🙂
Is it ok to wear a sash or belt with a corset back?
Post # 10
@March3BrideToBe: Sure, i don’t see why not! 🙂
Post # 11
@March3BrideToBe: the seamstress can attach the sash to the dress so it does not tie over the corset back
Post # 12
A sparkly “blingy” belt would look gorgeous on that dress!
Post # 13
I think it’s beautiful. You’re going to be able to wear whatever jewelry you want! (Whereas I went the detailed-dress route, and am now having to reject everything I love because I know it would be “too much”, even if it’s just pearls with rhinestones. Ugh.)
Also, the good thing about a simple dress is that the look won’t be carried by beading or appliques. It will look good or not based entirely on whether you can pull it off, and you pull it off beautifully. It’s a “What a beautiful bride!” dress, rather than a “What a beautiful dress!” dress. But I still think if you wanted to, you could add a blingy belt and not compromise that quality.
Post # 14
I think your dress is beautiful and I know once its fitted on you .. you’ll look HOT ! … why dont you add a brotch to the side of the dress where it starts to flare … where chunky jewelry like a bold necklace and bracelet… I love the dress !
Post # 15
You could always add a beaded belt, or a flowered belt, you can go ahead and play with red color or lila, something that would jump in the eye. I love simple things but i did went with an all beaded gown at the end, because there was no way i could find a small gown for myself in whole city. If i turned back time i’d choose a simple, beachy gown and i’d do a wedding nearby the sea in the summer. well the wedding was still kept nearby the sea but inside cause it was already fall and in Poland september is a cold month already. but as i pointed, i do not have dress regret though. Have fun and enjoy your wedding
Ohh and go for a fancy hairstyle with fascinators or rhinestone headpieace, you have so many choices.
Post # 16
I think it’s gorgeous! And you look stunning in it already, and it’s not even your size!
Alterations should be able to have it fit tighter the way you like in the other picture, and you could try a mermaid crinoline underneath to help the bottom flare out (personally, I like it better with the soft flare better, but it’s up to you!).
You could look into sashes to spice it up, or a lace bolero or gloves.
Here’s a simple satin ruched dress that has a lace bolero… it is beautiful (but I like your dress a LOT more!)