Should I remove embelishment and add a belt to Sophia Tolli Brienne?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I remove empire bust jewels and have a jeweled sash instead?
    Remove jewels : (16 votes)
    59 %
    Wear emeblished sash belt : (11 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 2
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    Have you tried it with any belts? I’m trying to imagine where the back of the belt would come to on the back of the dress as the seethrough bit goes quite low

    Post # 3
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    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I agree with PP – with the sheer back, it might be tough to wear a belt. Have you tried one on? Though I think the embelishment is kind of random and doesn’t really do much…

    I’d wait for the dress to come in and try a couple belts during your fitting. A seamstress will be able to tell you what you can/can’t do as far as removing the embellishment.

    Post # 4
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    Also, if a belt doesn’t work with the back you could remove the boob embelishment and have  a new embellishment added at the place where the front of the belt would be.

    Post # 5
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    JuneBride2015:  Your dress is gorgeous on you! However, I think the embellishments are too high on your body. I would definitely suggest a sash to bring the embellishment to your natural waist, which will make you look teeny tiny! Or even just move the embellishment down a bit. Your seamstress should be able to figure out the back part and I don’t think it will hurt the lace to have it moved!

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think you should just move the one that is there down so it fits on your body more like how it does on the model. It just looks awkwardly high on the sample dress on you.

    Post # 7
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    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m not sure about a belt, but I would definitely remove the embellishment. 

    Post # 10
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d email/ring a seamstress. They will know straight away if it can be taken off easily. I had an embelishment removed from my dress no problem, but it was on a sort of lacy overlay on satin (or whatever fabric my dress is made of) so I don’t know how it would work with your more lacy dress. The overlay seems fine though, although I did have a new embelishment added that covers most of the area it was removed from

    Post # 12
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    JuneBride2015:  Oooh! I like the effect of the belt mirroring the shape of the back of the dress, if you can find the right sash that could be a really lovely addition.

    Post # 14
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    237 posts
    Helper bee

    I would not take the pearls and beads off of the lace patterns itself.  Expecially if they are acting as centers for the flowers.  I did this to my dress and now the lace looks incomplete.  there are naked spots in the center of the flowers and I feel like it needs more embroidery or something to make it look complete.  I ended up buying a new dress and not worry about the original dress anymore as it was causing me too much stress.  My new rule of thumb is if you want to change a lot on a dress, then it is probably not the right one.

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