- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
So yesterday, I posted asking for help between which dress to buy. I couldn’t believe over 100 people voted and over 90% of you voted for the Essense of Australia D1672 gown. So yayyy – I found my dress! I absolutely love it and it just feels right.
Now, I have a couple big decisions to make. First off, this dress also comes in striped organza. It’s beautiful and looks practically identical to some of Hayley Paige’s gowns. I love the uniqueness of it and that it gives the layers more depth. BUT, I’m not sure if I want to go for something so unique and specific. I don’t want to regret anything. Also, no shops near me have the striped organza, so I won’t be able to see it in person until my actual dress came in. I’ll be sure to leave pics below if you want to see the striped organza on the model.
Secondly, I think the dress is gorgeous with no sash or belt, but I also think it could use a little something. I’m not 100% sold on a glitzy belt and I was thinking about getting some beading done around the sweetheart neckline. I’ll post an example below of what I mean. I think this is a really beautiful touch, but honestly no idea how much that extra would cost and who do I have do something like that? Do I ask the shop to ask the designer to do that for me when I order the gown? Do I have a seamstress do something like that? Do I take the dress to a designer once I have it and have them add that? I really have no clue. It would be helpful to get an idea of whether or not I need to decide if I want to add that touch before I order the dress Wednesday.
Lastly, I’m not a huge fan of the way a corset looks, but I love how it makes YOU look. If that makes sense lol. I’m not sure if this is a thing, but I was thinking about getting it altered so the corset is hidden until a zip with some buttons or something. Again, added cost, so I’m not sure about it. But it’s something I’m thinking about.
So what do you gals think? Stripes? No stripes? Belt? Ribbon sash? Beaded neckline? Or plain jane? Any advice would be much appreciated! 🙂
P.S. I do want to order a decent sized headpiece. My hair will likely be a lot like how it is in the photo, pulled back on one side and with a large headpiece clipped on the side. Also, no dangly earrings or necklace for me!
Me in the a sample gown with no sash or belt:
Me in the sample dress with a belt:
The striped organza:
Similar to the beading I’d like on the sweetheart neckline:
- This topic was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by alibc.