Post # 1
Hi there everyone!
I’m new on here and found this site via a post about a black wedding dress.
Well i didn’t want to clog up someone else’s post with boring stuff about me, so thought I’d write my own post.
my wedding isn’t till May next year but I have my wedding dress already. It’s black. My dilemma (amongst many others) is this… I love my colour choice, but how can I wear it and not look gothic?
its got black lace at the top and black tulle overlay on the skirt. Under the black tulle and lace is a VERY pale blush fabric (looks a bit grey through the overlay though which I’m not so keen on).
ive thought about trying to brighten up the fabric under the tulle overlay by adding peach fabric perhaps, and also adding a peach beaded sash I’ve seen on etsy.
does anyone have any other ideas please? Xxx
Post # 3
Do you have any pictures?
Post # 4
That sounds incredible, I’d love to see a picture.
I think that it all comes down to how you accessorise and how you do your hair and make up. If you keep that soft and romantic then you won’t look gothic.
Post # 5
@brideandtattoos: Is it kind of like this Vera Wang dress? If so it maybe quite hard to make it look less gothic. . I think to take it away from gothic you would have to make it look softer so adding peach fabric is a good idea, so would be peach gloves, maybe a peach sash and I think some pretty flowers in your hair would work really well.
Your bouquet choice could also make it look less gothic.
Post # 6
above is the sash I’m thinking of and below is my dress. im going to wear gold flip flops, and hopefully the tulips in my garden will be blooming so I’ll just have a bunch of them possibly with some ribbons tied round. No black veil, dont like tiaras so thinking maybe a headband. I do like the idea of flowers in my hair, I’d love to have an ivory birdcage veil, but I don’t think it’d suit the dress. I’ don’t thought of gloves, but think they might get mucky (I have a one yr old boy!). I’ve currently got brown hair too, so want something quite light on my head and light makeup. what do you reckon?
Post # 7
i’m sure gloves would be fine, it just might end up being something that you put on rightbeforeyouwalkdown so that your son doesn’t have the chance to dirty them- then use them for pictures and take them off the rest of the night! It’s a great way to lighten the colors and still stay true to your gorgeous dress.
Do you like the concept of a cap? Or overlapping veil? Those will lighten your look as well. Flowers in your hair would be lovely as well!
Post # 8
@brideandtattoos: Your dress is beautiful! Absolutely stunning. I think flowers in your hair and natural make up with help you look less gothic
Post # 9
Ah thanks for the lovely comments about my dress! It’s really nice to know other people like it too! When you say cap are you meaning like a Juliet cap veil? I’d thought about it and love the look, but didn’t think it’d go with the style and colour of the dress?
My other dilemma (if anyone is good with a sewing machine) is that the seam between the top and skirt is at the waist. I though it was more empire line, which makes a big deal when we’re planning to be pregnant with number 2 by then! anyone know if it could be converted? looks like it could be size-wise, but its got a concealed zip at the back and I know nothing about zips!
Post # 10
@brideandtattoos: I totally think it could be converted to empire waist! Do you have some extra length? Because doing that will raise the hem a couple inches.
Post # 11
Hey there, ah thanks, that’s great you think it could be altered! The dress is a bit long anyway, so I think there’s room for it to go higher and not look weird. I was thinking I might try get some pink and peach tulle to sew onto the bottom anyway, so it looks like I’m wearing petticoats, so that’d keep the length good too.