Post # 1
I have been a long time lurker on this site in my waiting days (agonizing as they were) but now that I’m engaged I’m becoming a full fledged memeber. YAY!
My first question is this. I am planning on having a dress made. I hear dressilyme.com is one of the places to go for this. Its on older style that I can’t find anymore so I am going to just have it made.
Anywho on to my questions. With this dress:
would you recommend pearls or blue topaz jewelry? Blue topaz is my birthstone, but I’m wondering if that is just too much blue. I know the dress is a little bit “victorian garden party” but I love it and a little bit of victorian is what I’m going for.
Here are some jewelry ideas I was thinking:
I know that last one is out of stock I just like the style.
Or just a standard strand of white pearls and some earrings.
I’m not too concerned with price at this point as I am just gathering ideas, but if you have any suggestions that would be wonderful.
Thank you ladies in advance.
Post # 3
I like the idea of doing crystal jewelry similar to what the model is wearing. I think pearls look best with white dresses, since the colors match. I think the topaz jewelry isn’t the right shade of blue for the dress. In my opinion, it would look best to do silver and crystals since they are neutral colored.
Post # 4
@Bichon Frise: I don’t really care for crystal jewelry though. Not that it isn’t pretty just not really something I like all that much if that makes sense.
thanks for the suggestion though 🙂
Post # 5
Ok, first of all… beautiful dress. 🙂 Really unique and romantic.
Second, I’d go with pearls or CZ jewelry. Because I do think it’d be a little too much blue to go topaz (too matchy) – just my opinion though!
Congrats on the engagement! 🙂
Post # 6
@atalante:Thank you. I’m leaning more towards pearls, I just love blue topaz too :P. I have a jewelry problem…
Post # 7
Welcome to the hive and congratulations on your recent engagement!
I think pearls would be stunning and fitting 😉
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I think that pearls would look stunning with that dress. good luck!
Post # 10
That dress is just amazing. I like the Victorian idea- are you going to wear a veil or any kind of head piece with that? Just wondering.
I would definitely go with the pearls with that dress, I do think the blue topaz would be too matchy. I also thought that traditional amber-colored topaz or citrine would go beautifully with the dress. I think it would contrast well with that tone of blue, and give a really unique, but regal feel to it, while still being understated.
Post # 11
@shyviolette:Yes I was planning on wearing a veil. not sure what yet but I really want a cathedral length lace one. Probably not going to work with the back but I’m not afraid to go all out. Can you be OTT and romantic at the same time 😛
I never thought of citrine. I already have some citrine pieces. I should see what they look like with the swatch I have 🙂