Post # 1
I did it. I ordered a customized dress online and then headed to a local bridal tailor to get it nipped it. Below is the result and I guess I’m underwhelmed. I have virtually no waist (36.5″-28.5″-36″) and definitely don’t feel like drop dead gorgeous when looking at the picture. With the wedding taking place in a couple of weeks, there is absolutely no time to get a new dress.
Ergo, fellow brides and style gurus, I am calling on your help. What should I do to jazz this number up, so I look beautiful on my day?
– I have a very simple, fingertip veil. Do I add a hair piece? (I have a bouquet of flowers in autumn colours: greens, oranges, red and yellows)
– How do I wear my hair? (I have round face and long, thick hair)
– What jewelry do I wear? (Initial thoughts were my pearl studs and necklace)
I was ideally going for a vintage, Rita Hayworth kind of feel…any help ya’ll can offer is of course much, much needed. Merci beaucoup in advance!
Post # 3
Edited–couldn’t see the photo at first. Looks like a gorgeous dress, but if you wanted you could add a beaded sash around the waist to give it a little more sparkle or pizzazz.
Post # 4
I agree a sash or a beaded belt or a ribbon with a great sparkly item or flower, which ever is your style.
and a nice drop necklace, maybe with a color stone or interesting movement possibly like
Post # 5
I second adding a sash. I think your waist does look good though!
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Post # 8
I agree with the previous posts. A sash would definitely work to define your waist and add more glamour to the gown!
Post # 10
I think a beautiful statement necklace would really give you that Rita Hayworth vibe. It’s a gorgeous dress and you look great in it.
Post # 11
Adding a lovely sasch and either statement necklace or earrings. I would suggest earrings rather than a necklace. Your dress is beautiful!
Post # 12
@belo29: I’ve done many many many brides for their make up and hair (I’m a makeup artist). Usually with a round faced bride, I recommend half up and half down route with curles… or 1/4 up curls can look gorgeous as well. ALL up for very round face can accentuate the roundness more. Depending on the bride, all hair down with thick romantic curls can also glam them up and look more oval.
You should wear a beautiful headpiece with your dress! A tiara or a comb type hair blind that can match your belt/sash and earrings to jazz it up too!
If your face is round, I don’t recommend very strong/over-powering necklace piece as again it can accent the roundness more. Since your neckline is a deep V.. perhaps a necklace that comes halfway and not to close to the throat area like a choker design.
Don’t forget to glam up your shoes too! You can get crystal emb shoes or even simple but bling shoe clips can do a lot!
I really love your dress… simple dresses like this can make the bride’s facial features POP even more!!!
Good luck~~~ 😀
Post # 13
First off, your dress is stunning! The lines on it are amazing! I might be in the minority here, but I vote no sash. I think the empire waist is so perfect on that dress, that a sash would take away from that. I would keep the dress as is and go for some rocking jewelry. You could do a big, thick bracelet. Maybe multiple rows of beige tone pearls, something like this? http://www.bluenile.com/baroque-freshwater-cultured-pearl-bracelet_19983 I love the idea of a nice hair piece, something like the one below. Then pick your necklace/earrings based on your other accessories to balance out the top. I like the simplicity of your dress because it’s beautiful on it’s own, but you can do a lot with accessories. I feel like some brides try to force accessories onto a dress that’s already very embellished on it’s own, and it just looks over done.
Post # 14
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! This forum is seriously the best :).
Hair: half up, half down with curls it is! 🙂
Belt: Going to look into it and see if it works.
Hair accessory: Thanks for all the suggestions…I’m going to see if I can find something that will work. If not, you guys have definitely emphasized that simple might be best.
Make-up: The verdict is still out. If it were up to my Capricorn hubby to be, I’d be walking down the aisle sans make-up.
You guys seriously rock 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
@ThreeMeers: Ooh, I think a wide belt under the bust would look super nice and give you definition in your waist.