Post # 1
I ordered a knock off dress and should receive it shortly. The seller sent me the picture of the dress, and now I’m torn apart whether I should even consider adding some embellishment to it.
Here is the dress, and I am pretty satisfied with it as is:
What I’m thinking of is probably adding some flower appliques on the ribbons and removing the bow. A bit alike with this:
Do you think thast would just mess the whole thing up? I’m not necessarily stuck on flowers. It can be flat back pearls or some rhinestone applique. Still I want to keep it simple with no flashy bling. Oh, and I am sort of restricted with time (about 2 months left till wedding) and money.
Ideas? Is it fine with a simple rinbbon or should I take a risk trying to improve it? Obviously I’m not considering an option of getting a help of a professional since I’m posing in DIY forum. 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
I think it’s perfect. Is that an actual tulle/net skirt? If so, I would say if you’re really in the mind to do it, go to a craft store(maybe even Wal-mart!), and get some small pearls, and maybe sew some randomly around the skirt? It’d give a little pizazz to the skirt, b/c I think the simple bow is very nice. The pearls in the skirt, would be allot cheaper, and I believe it would be much simpler to DIY for a first timer, than to remove fabric and add fabric. You could also find a nice but simple pearl brooch, and attach it to the center of the bow on the bodice, and that could also help if the ribbon comes loose during dancing etc, that it doesn’t fall down, because it would be actually pinned to the dress, as well as being tied.
But honestly, it’s a great dress, and the simplicity is awesome! May I ask how much they charged you? Or, who you went through?
Post # 4
@cheetah2b: It should be tulle, yes. To be honest I don’t want any embellishment on the skirt. I like it as is. 🙂 The only option I am looking at is sort of “enhancing” the satin ribbons. I.e. sew on (or even glue) a flower trim or peral trim or anything else… But I like the peral brooch idea for the bow!
The dress was only 150$. I bought it on DHgate. Can’t wait to try it on as it was custom made to my measurements.
Post # 5
I’m a huge fan of DIY, but in this case, I would leave it as is – it’s beautiful!
Post # 6
@Barash: You could always find embellishments and have a seamstress sew it on, it shouldn’t be too hard for a trained one to do relatively easily and quickly! 🙂
Post # 7
I guess I can call it a “false alarm”. I just received my dress today, and after trying it on I decided that it doesn’t need any extra embellishment. The maximum I would go for is a small pearl brooch. On the pictues the ribbon looks out of place, but in fact it adds a little texture touch to the dress.