Post # 1
So I got my dress a few months ago and when I bought it, I was thrilled. But now I kind of have a “meh” feeling. I still like it, and I think it looks good on me..but I feel like it is lacking. It didn’t really help that when I showed FI’s mom she said “Eh, I don’t know. I always pictured you in something more sparkley…I thought you would have more going on here….I thought this would be tighter here…etc”. However I was already feeling “meh” before she said those things.
I do like it much better with the belt/sash however I didn’t buy that particular one. I’m wondering if a big sparkley sash/belt will give me the “pop” I’m looking for? I just feel like it is very plain and nothing about me is standing out (you know besides being in a big white wedding dress lol). Any suggestions on a sash or what to do to make it “pop” some more?
Post # 2
I think you chose a gorgeous dress for yourself because it does look so beautiful on! I think that belt in the photo is killer, how similar is yours to it? Wish I could be more helpful but I don’t really see much more to do with the dress unless you were to alter it or add a bolero, etc. I’m also not the most dress-savy bride so I’m sure the bees will come to the rescue.
I think your dress is just lovely, what if you added more pop with accessories instead? If your dress is more “simple” then you def have a lot of more leeway with bling elsewhere!
Post # 3
I kinda prefer it without the sash. I think your dress is gorgeous. Simple and beautiful! It lets you stand out. Add a great veil, some sparkling jewerly, and then getting all dolled up on your big day, you definitely won’t be “plain”.
Post # 4
I love the dress! But it is in desperate need of alterations – It is way too long! I think once you get the length right, it will look fabulous!
Post # 5
emmmmru: I don’t have a sash yet, which I think is part of my problem. I think I’m gonna go for a big blingy sash. But you make a good point about accessories! I could get a big sparkly necklace!
flowerkat: Thanks 🙂 I am definitely doing a veil, at least for the ceremony.
Post # 6
misspenny2010: Good point! I trip over it whenever I try it on lol. I was told to come back a few months before the wedding (September), so I’m hoping when it fits correctly I’ll have the old excitement back!
Post # 7
DoubleA903: I like the dress, with or without a sash. If you do wear a sash, what about adding one with some color – like clear crystals with a few colored ones? That would be pretty. 🙂 But honestly, I think it’s beautiful without as well. Just wear a statement necklace and/or bracelet.
Post # 8
I think simple gowns are more elegant. The belt you have pictured with the dress is a beautiful addition. I think its a great look.
Post # 9
I also agree that this dress is beautiful. I love the simplicity. which makes it timeless and elegant. Maybe to add a little something, try a belt that is beaded all the way around instead of just front and center. I think spreading out the beading with the belt would make the dress seem overall more sparkly.
Post # 10
DoubleA903: I think it’s beautiful! I think it’s classy and elegant. BUT if you want sparkles, then no, it’s not the dress for you. I definitely wouldn’t wear that sash or whatever they’re called. My eye just goes right to it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
That dress looks great on you! I’m a huge fan of more simple style dresses but definitely add a sash if you’re needing sparkle!
As a PP suggested, I’m getting one with some colored stones made for my simple dress to bling it up a little and I think it’s going to be lovely. This designer (among many) makes beautiful sashes with pops of color. This one is somewhat similar to mine, but she has many styles. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HelenaNoelleCouture?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Also, not sure if you’ve decided on a veil, but the veils with a bit of crystal are so beautiful and sparkly so nicely in the light. I think that would be lovely with your dress.
Post # 12
I think this dress is a great blank canvas to let your accessories do the talking. If it were me I wouldn’t wear a sparkly sash but instead go for a really dramatic full veil and maybe some sort of head band as well (gold leaves in a wreath?). Dresses don’t always have to be dramatic to get a dramatic overall look 😉
Post # 13
DoubleA903: I loved my dress from the day that I bought it, but it wasn’t until my alterations were done and it fit me that I actually got excited about it, before that it was a more detached “oh yes, this is a great dress” type of feeling. Actually that was the first time that I felt genuinely excited about the wedding as a whole hahaha, I was mostly stressed from planning before that.
A beautiful, simple gown like yours leaves so much room to play with your accessories, I highly recommend getting yourself lost down the rabbit hole that is Etsy (if you’re into that)
Post # 14
I love that style of gown. It is very old Hollywood glam, and I think you look amazing. It shows off your figure perfectly. I normally don’t like sparkly sashes, but I really like that one in the top pic. It looks perfect.
I think it’s normal to feel “meh” about your gown at some point. There are so many gorgeous dresses! In a perfect world, there would be more than one occasion to wear a wedding dress, lol.
Post # 15
I think your dress is lovely, I’ve noticed it on other threads and thought to myself how pretty you look in it!
Now im normally not a belt girl but for me with your dress I actually think your dress looks better with the belt, it adds a little something to it and shows your gorgeous figure off more! But yeah maybe if this belt isn’t giving you enough feeling then look for something thats got more bling and sparkle to it.