To add buttons to the back of my dress or not? Hmm… Please help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I was against buttons but only cause I’m wearing my hair down and didn’t want it tangled.

But I LOVE the button look, Covered buttons would like if your able to get matterial that matches the same, they can be easily added.  They can add loops holes and cover the zipper part.  Or you can do it without loops and just have them there simply for looks. 

Buttons are simple enough to add but can add up just to purchase buttons  I’m uncertain if you have someone else to put them on or you do it yourself.  Either way I thinking adding them wouldn’t alter the dress except to add to it.

If you like everything else then just add it. If you have other issues then maybe you should look for another.

In my humble opion,


Post # 4
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The dress you were originally looking for sounds a lot like the dress I ordered.  

I think buttons would be cute on your dress.  With a simple dress like that, you could pair it with a really detailed veil- maybe one with lace will start to match your original vision

Post # 5
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@leahgwarner:  I vote add buttons! I’m doing the same. I think they add such a sweet touch.

Post # 6
22124 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it would be beautiful either way!

@mgbser:  Those are great suggestions!

Post # 7
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@leahgwarner:  I love buttons! Add them! I think they will compliment your dress nicely!!

Post # 8
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@leahgwarner:  I say go for it, I think buttons make a dress look very sophisticated! If you are having trouble finding covered buttons (just assuming you want some, haha) that match your fabric you could also try adding sparkly or pearl buttons.

Post # 9
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I loooove buttons, so I say go for it!  I don’t think they will take away from the simplicity.

Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You can definitely add buttons!

Post # 11
2102 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@leahgwarner:  add the buttons – or maybe look for a new used dress?  The dress you bought looks nothing like the dream dress you were describing…?

I almost never tell bees to go with different dresses than ones they already purchased but I went through 8 dresses total in my search – purchased as samples in store and on ebay & etc, – you can find an affordable dress with all your specifications if you keep trying.

If not, I say start to look for ways to customize your ensemble like you said with buttons and maybe touches of lace with your veil or a bolero?

My only hesitation with the buttons is tha the zipper goes long into the skirt portion and buttons might fall a little wonky from being tight to your back on the bodice and then trail down into the flowy skirt.

Post # 12
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I think buttons running down the length of the zipper would look really nice on this dress!

Post # 13
9 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

yes, of course at the buttons. It as a very classy look

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