Post # 1
Looking for some help/opinions! I chose my dress weeks ago–maggie sottero Judith and I love love love it! The only thing I am undecided about is whether or not to add a beaded sash/belt instead of the ribbon/brooch that comes with the dress! I really like that look and before I chose this dress, I tried on similar lace gowns with beaded belts.
I’ve been looking at belts on Etsy and there are so many to choose! Here is one I particularly like–I’m just so nervous that it won’t look right! Has anyone else gone through this??
Post # 3
@SpharmD: I think the etsy belt looks amazing! Of course it can be a bit of a gamble, but if you check that the returns policy is fair, just in case the belt dosent work.
And your dress is beautiful!
Post # 4
I think you should definitely go for the beaded belt! I think the structured belt will define your tiny waist even more than the belt the dress comes with. Also, the etsy belt kind of has a vintagey beaded vibe, which matches the lacy vintage-ness of the dress.
Post # 5
I also like the beaded belt. It accentuates your figure more and you definately have a figure that shoukd have attention drawn to it! I also think it is “cleaner” than the sash.
Post # 6
Either look great…
I VOTED for the Beaded Belt.
But the beaded belt will make the dress look even more elegant…
Does that correspond with the theme / feeling you are setting for your Wedding ?
Post # 7
IMHO i think the belt that comes with the dress looks a little dated vs. the beaded etsy belt. my gown came with a big flower on the sash and i ended up purchasing a crystal sash on etsy and having it sewn into my gown. soooo glad that i did. i shopped and shopped and shoooooopppped for that sash. it ended up being one of my favorite things about my wedding day look. it brought out my personality a little bit while adding a personal touch to my gown!
i agree with PPs that if the etsy shop has reasonable returns policy then it’s worth buying to try it out!
IDK which shop the sash you have pictured is from, but I bought mine from a store called “Something Ivory” and I was VERY happy with the product I received.
Post # 8
Wow so helpful with your comments thank you all!! Most of the etsy return policies are they are not return-able. I could always try to turn around and sell it myself I guess! I will check out the ‘something ivory’ shop! The one I had posted was from ‘bridal star’. I will definitely shop around! I have until June 28th 🙂 Luckily I bought the sample gown pictured so I have the opportunity to go visit the dress anytime I want to and do some test runs! Also I guess the style of our wedding does have a lot of vintage inspiration! I did not originally set out with that in mind but it just happens a lot of stuff I like is that style! We are getting married at The Trivium in Forest Va if anyone was interested 🙂
Post # 9
@SpharmD: I think you should go with whatever is more your style. It seemes like you are leaning more toward the beaded belt (which is beutiful). Also, your venue is gorgeous!
Post # 10
here’s some sash porn from my wedding pics LOL
Post # 11
@SpharmD: I personally think that a beaded sash would take away from the rest of the dress. The plain sash looks perfect.
Post # 12
@SpharmD: I think the beaded sash would look lovely with your dress! The sash you have on isn’t doing too much for the dress and I think the other would emphasize your waist more!
Post # 13
you could take your gown to a large bridal store and tell them you are shopping for accessories and just check what sashes look like.
Post # 14
LOVE the beaded belt with the dress!
Post # 15
I agree completely.
There is a reason the designer included that stunning plain sash with the sparkling accent on it with that dress. It is the element that puts the perfect finishing touch on — adds the right amount of drama to — that beautiful, very textured lace gown.
I normally would choose a sparkling sash over a plain sash, all other things being equal and the dress not having a lot of texture in the area where the sash will sit. However, that isn’t the case with your dress. I think the sash you have is the one you should wear.