(Closed) dress belt advice

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

My honest opinion is o dislike the belt, it’s just too much and it doesn’t match the tone of the rest of the dress. That said I dislike sparkle in general (I don’t even have a stone in my engagement ring)  so i have a very different taste to you. If you live the belt then keep it, plenty of people don’t love my planned look and I appreciate I have specific tastes. 

Post # 3
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1285 posts
Bumble bee

No belt. That’s my vote. It looks out of place and the dress already has enough bling without it.

Post # 4
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1009 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

The hardest problem is with the dress being the wrong size you won’t know where the belt will sit on you. So try to afford some patience if you can. I thinkin the 2nd photo you included it- but even the neckline shape matters in belts and where your attention goes. 

Me- I’m generally pro belt and in this case if you want princess glam- you gotta go belt. I think the dress needs a focal point and the bodice is more simple because it was meant for the belt so I’m left a bit – meh without it. But it kinda depends on what you’re doing with jewelry, veil (length), headpiece, etc. I mean in 1 you have a tiara (which I generally don’t like) but if you go that route I think you need the belt for the royal look. If you don’t do the belt I wouldn’t do the tiara… I would go more simple. Does that make sense?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I vote no belt, because I don’t like the way the belt looks.  There is enough going on with the dress without it!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

There is something about the belt that doesn’t quite match the style of the rest of the dress. I think the rest is so flowy, with what appears to be teardrop shapes and pearls, that the baguette stones on the belt seem a little harsh.

However, I agree with the PP who felt the dress looked a little “meh” without the belt. Can you do something in between, such as creating a belt with softer-shaped crystals and pearls, rather than the harsh straight horizontal and vertical lines of the baguette stones on the belt?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Could you try to pair it with a more delicate belt? The one that comes with the dress is awful. Sorry bee.  That being said, its a beauitful sparkly princess dress and you could easily do with out a belt.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

OMG either the bottom of that veil or dress is stunning! That said- yes- it needs the  belt to finish the look. You’re clearly going full bling. 

Do you have a closer image of the belt- if not, can you ask the salon to take a cellphone photo and e-mail it to you? You need a belt- it’s just a matter of is this one it- or do you need a different one. 

 

Post # 10
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498 posts
Helper bee

My opinion is definitely no belt. Your dress is so detailed and beautiful on its own that the belt actually detracts from it and makes it look too busy. At the end of the day tho, do what makes you feel the best 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

 If ever there was a dress that did NOT need a belt, it’s this one. With the bling it already has, the shape of the waist where it meets the skirt…. I don’t understand why there was a belt in the first place, especially *that* belt, which does not compliment the dress…

At. All. 

It almost seems like the designer made this great dress, and then one of his/her underlings said “hey…we’ve got 2 yards of this weird belt makin’ stuff left…let’s slap it on this dress.”

The dress looks fabulous on you…don’t ruin it with that odd belt. kiss

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

It looks best without the belt

Post # 13
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Newbee

No belt. 

Post # 14
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2842 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

IMO, it is just as stunning without the belt. However, if you feel incomplete without a belt altogether, I highly suggest getting the dress made without it and finding a different belt that is a little less harsh. There are soooo many different belts out there that would suit this dress better than the one it comes with. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Oh my lord, look at that train! 😀 I don’t know why some people are saying it’s meh without the belt, meh is the absolute last thing this dress is! With all the sparkle you really don’t need anything extra. It’s beautiful on it’s own. I don’t like the belt at all, you’ve got this mist of beautiful crystals and then a random harsh line of baguettes plonked right in the middle of the bodice :/

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