Post # 1
I’ll be honest, I’ve watched a lot of Say Yes to the Dress in my day so I know the drill. Beautiful dress, not quite a yes, bring out the bling, that dress will sing! (I started typing that sentence and that’s where it went, I apologize.)
Yesterday there was a post about belts being a dying trend or not, and it took me by surprise! I really hadn’t thought of belts being trendy, good or bad, just that they were there or they weren’t- like jewelry or a head piece. I mean, here and there I’ll see an added belt and say in my head, “oh nooo girl, not that belt” but really think it completes the look in other cases.
Now, on with the poll! Please excuse my crappy MS Paint editing and vote away. Because I immediately committed to “this dress needs a belt” I took zero pictures without it. Tell me if you think SYTTD has skewed my vision of a “complete” look.
Post # 2
I hadn’t thought of belts as a trend… but I suppose they could be something that one day is looked back upon as an ‘early 2000s’ look. Personally I think they usually look great! Unless there’s already a lot going on with the dress to begin with.
Post # 3
I prefer your dress with a belt, personally.
Post # 3
I like a belt with this dress, I think it adds a nice touch of bling!
Post # 5
i think i tried on this very same dress! is it a vera wang? either way, i tried on with the belt – it was a bit more floral than bling but i felt the belt added a nice extra element as drew eyes to the waist – my fav part on my body as opposed to the bottom of the dress. i like the belt on you better.
Post # 6
That dress looks awesome with a belt. Do it.
IMO, belts are definetly a trend in that 10 years ago we didn’t see people adding belts and now it’s common. It started off with ribon belts that were often wrapped multipul times, then to belts with fabric flowers (often purchased off etsy) and has progressed to the blingy belts we have now.
That said, I think belts are here to stay. It’s true that they often just make a dress look better, and since form fitting dresses without a defined waist/skirt (like a ballgown would have) are so popular, they tend to look gerat. I don’t think a belt like that will ever be a trend you’ll regret participating in.
Post # 7
Thank you all for taking time to comment! I swore I wouldn’t have any dress regret, I didn’t even consider accessory regret, lol. I appreciate the reassurance!
ScubaSiren: Maggie Sottero! Very similar style, I agree! I adore the look of Vera and at Maggie’s price point? Love at first sight. 🙂
Post # 8
I’m surprised that belts can be considered a trend. I think some dresses on certain body types look best with a belt, and some look better without a belt. I have noticed that belts are thrown on just-because every so often, and but chalk that up to salons trying to up sell.
For your dress, I really like the look with a belt.
Post # 9
waterbaby: That belt makes your dress sing! I know what you mean some dresses don’t suit a belt but yours sure does!
Post # 10
It’s funny, I tried on this dress and thought the same thing! I love this dress (not sure if it’s a yes yet though) and the belt itself is goooorgeous but I’m SHORT and I feel like the belt cuts me in half making me look shorter. But you seem to be taller (or maybe just thinner?) and I have to say, on you I think the belt looks amazing!
Post # 11
waterbaby: I think you look great both ways, but I wonder what it would look like if you did the dress without a belt but added a statement blingy necklace and amazing earrings (even a headpiece)?
Maybe something like this? http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/nina-mulberry-crystal-frontal-necklace/3419448?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=1600&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-3_6_C
(huge link, sorry)
I think there is something to be said for letting the dress stand on its own (it’s beautiful!) and drawing attention up to your beautiful face. I feel like sometimes belts draw attention down from where it should be.
Also, by adding a belt you have two horizontal lines in the dress, which I think can work against some brides.
You have an amazing body and the dress is beautiful both ways, really. Just my little .02.
Post # 12
waterbaby: I actually always think that silhouette looks better without a belt. Dunno why. Looks good either way though.
Post # 13
I’m not really a fan of belts on dresses where the belt cuts you into 3 peices. I think you should always only have a top and a bottom… on your dress with the belt you have the top, the middle and hte skirt. I think it just looks too choppy.
Post # 14
waterbaby: i think belts are great, as long as they are understated like that one. i hate ginormous supersashes that i see on dresses sometimes. the one you have chosen is great and looks great with your dress! adds just enough sparkle without distracting.
Post # 15
waterbaby: I love the belts on wedding dresses, so I say go for it! It’s funny, whenever I watch SYTTD, I find myself thinkin “it needs a sash or a belt!”. I agree that it completes the look on a dress.