Post # 1
So…I picked out/bought my dress this weekend! I was very surprised by the fact that I ended up wanting a dress with straps…I assumed I’d want a strapless. Every dress I tried on looked amazing, but this one just seemed like “the one”…that’s what my family and I both felt.
So, we bought it! The reason I’m posting is because I’m still undecided regarding the optional belt. It comes with the dress regardless, but I have the option of wearing it or not.
To be honest, I personally am leaning towards no belt–but some of my family/friends like it with. Opinions, please!
I’m 5’2″, 110 lbs, 34D-24-36 (for some perspective on my size)
Ella dress 5494 – “lavish satin gown”
Post # 3
I asked my fiance too, and he likes the belt. I do too 🙂
Although may I suggest moving the belt up to just under your bust line? I feel like it covers so much of the gorgeous ruching when it’s right smack in the middle. Plus you have such a pretty natural waist!
Post # 4
First of all.. WOW!!! You look AH-MAZING!!
I love the dress with and without the belt. Why not wear it without the belt for the ceremony, and jazz up the dress with the belt for the reception?
Post # 5
Such a gorgeous dress!
I like it with a belt, but it will look amazing either way! It shows off your figure so nicely!
Btw, you may want to add a poll to this so it’s easier for you to see which one everyone prefers.
Post # 6
First of all you look amazing! And the dress is gorgeous. 🙂
I’m usually pro-belt…but for some reason I like the simplicity of the dress the way it is…and the belt kind of cuts the ruching pattern.
Post # 7
@MissComicBook: Thanks–I added a poll! Good idea!
Post # 8
When I first saw the beltless pictures I was on camp no belt. You look amazing in that dress and I thought a belt my distract from that a little bit. However, when I saw the belt it was more subtle then I though so I thought it also looked good! Really you can’t go wrong either way, but if I had to pick I’d say no belt.
Post # 9
@Evie19: I agree completely! The belt takes away from the beauty of the gown and sort of cuts her in half.
@kmolitor: If you’re concerned that it looks too simple, imagine yourself with some gorgeous jewels! The gown is gorgeous and YOU will look amazing on your big day!
Post # 11
Something else I just thought about – belts and sashes are pretty popular now (not that there’s anything wrong with that, I very well may end up with one myself) so I feel like adding the belt reminds me more of some other dresses, while in the pictures without the belt it feels more unique.
Post # 12
You look amazing! As much as I love belts with dresses, I am loving the first picture of you without the belt. Although, the belt is simple and pretty so you really cannot go wrong either way. I actually would maybe consider it for church only rather than reception only?
Post # 13
I’m usually all for a belt, but this time I think it looks better without. You look awesome!
Post # 14
Without. The rouching is beautiful and the waist/hips of that dress hit you in all the right spots.
If you want to add a little “something” to it – what about a pin of some kind (with beading or a flower) on one of the sleeves or one hip?
Post # 15
WOW!! Beautiful dress. Definitely no sash. The ruching is already so beautiful and you have that amazing bod you don’t need a sash.
Post # 16
@leembee: I second that! Keep it clean for the ceremony, then spice it up with the belt for the reception!