Post # 1
Hi all! First thread here. Hoping you all can share your thoughts 🙂
For a long time, I was obsessing over dresses with detailed low backs:
Ultimately, my heart was stolen by this beauty
Since the back is relatively low and plain, I was thinking of wearing an intricate backdrop necklace:
Or is simple better?
Or perhaps nothing at all? Please vote. Thank you!
Post # 2
I love them all! Yes to all back details! I wish I would’ve had more exposure to that style before I got married. Except I don’t think it had really become a thing yet. I wish I would’ve waited another year to get married. . .only because the dress choices are way better now!
Post # 3
Definitely something like the last one. The pearl ones are just too long and will only get lost in the detail of the back.
I’m planning on having something similar myself. 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
DizzyBee86: I voted to leave it as it is, because that dress has so much going on skirt-wise, I think you could be in danger of over-egging the pudding if you wear a back necklace, and then also you might lose that lovely little bit of delicate detailing on the small of the back, because the necklace would distract from it. If you really want to wear one, however, I’d advise to keep it as simple as possible!
Post # 5
I voted none because for me, this 1920 style necklaces work better with sheath dresses. It’s that vintage Great Gatsby look, silk and pearls, fitted dresses and flower headbands. Your dress is beautiful and already has that small detail on the lower back and a gorgeous skirt. I wouldn’t change it.
Post # 6
no the dress it self is so intricate leave it the way it is
Post # 7
I love the tiered pearls down the back in the first pic! And I gotta say Im glad you went with your dress and not the inspo pics… Theyre way too close to butt crack territory!
Post # 8
Like the last one with your dress better.
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm
Beautiful dress. I love the little lace detail on the back as it is. If you were to wear a backdrop necklace, I assume it would end up looking like a choker in the front. I think it would really pretty from the back if you did a simpler pearl backdrop necklace, but I think it would look strange from the front since there is no other matching beadwork. In the first few examples you showed, the beads all tied into sleeves with the front of the dress. I don’t think I’m explaining myself very well lol…basically, I think the beaded backs are very pretty but if you were to do it, I think you’d have to do them so that it adds beaded straps to the dress rather than just wearing a backdrop necklace. Also, I think the dress is a stand out as it is and doesn’t need anything done to it.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I like the tiered pearls a lot…it wouldn’t be too much with your dress, either! Best of both worlds.
Post # 11
I think the tiered pearls or the simple drop string of pearls is pretty, I think the second example is a bit too much for the dress.
Post # 12
I love all the intricate backs and loved the back of my dress. Really though, the guests only see the back at the alter, and if you are wearing a heavy veil not at all. If you are wearing a simple sheer veil (like I did) or no veil, I might recommend something simple, which maybe I would take off later on if it was bothering me.
Post # 13
Vote for none. Agree with PP, these types of embellishments look best with sheath/fitted dresses, not ballgowns. I think it’d be a lot of look.
Post # 14
DizzyBee86: I voted leave it as is! The back of that dress is such a beautiful silhouette I personally wouldn’t want anything to distract from it. Plus, a beautiful sheer veil would look stunning!
Who is the dress designer? I love it!
Post # 15
I think, for this sort of thing, only you can choose what feels best for you.
I have an all-over blingy dress (which alone is pretty intense), but I really wanted to add an exciting necklace AND earrings. Without it, I wouldn’t feel myself. It may be a little much, but it still definitely works, and I feel fabulous.
I think all the options you posted look great! But if you really wanted low back details, don’t worry about what other people with different taste think look good or not – think about what would make you happiest. If you chose simple, would you always wish you went for more drama? If you went with drama, would you feel self conscious it was too intense?
(For what it’s worth, I like the intricate tiered necklace with all the detailing — but I’m all for going all out. It’s your one special day!)