Post # 1
Hi bees, so I bought my dress (yay), with the intention of removing the baguettes around the waist, it’ comes with the dress sewn on.
Mind you, It will be a sweetheart with the top big stones removed around my chest.
I Photoshoped what the dress would look like without the baguettes and I’m torn…kinda like the ‘belt’ now. It’s not sitting in the right spot as the dress is 2 sizes smaller…
My parents like it with the belt and my mother in law, my maids prefer without…
The colour if the dress is white white.
What’s your honest opinion and why?
Post # 2
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
No belt. That’s my vote. It looks out of place and the dress already has enough bling without it.
Post # 4
- 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
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 # 6
Thank you for the suggestions, I bought the veil and crown. The veil is cathedral like the dress, that’s why I agree it looked meh without the belt..I have to let the sales lady know within 2 weeks, as it’s a custom make.
Post # 7
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
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
- 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
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
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…
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.
Post # 12
It looks best without the belt
Post # 14
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
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 :/