Post # 32
i disagree with miss LEopard as well. It definintely depends on the style of beading and the dress!! mine is beaded AND i do not think it looks anything like a prom or pageant dress …unless of course i’m dillusional?? lolll!
Post # 33
I tend to lean towards a bit of sparkle, but not a ton.
Post # 34
@Miss Leopard: I agree that they tend to look like pageant gowns (esp. if a it’s mermaid fit).
BUT that doesn’t mean they aren’t exquisite or well-made in their own right (and I own some gorgeous sparkly pageant gowns). It’s all about preference. I mean, look at this Tony Bowls gown. It’s clearly a heavily beaded pageant gown, and it costs ~$6,000 o_O
Btw, your gown is gorgeous.
Post # 35
@Khlobee: yes defintely! I feel like if you have seen one white plain wedding dress you have seen them all there is no WOW factor to it. It’s funny before I bought my wedding dress every time my Fiance would watch say yes to the dress and he saw someone come out in a plain dress I would ask him what do you think of it, he woud just be like ehhh I dont know it looks like the last one. Then is somebody came out in something sparkly he would usually have a comment like oh that one is nice (unless of course it was a god awful cut for the bride)
Post # 36
@Khlobee: Your dress is BEAUTIFUL.
Post # 37
I was in the same boat as you. I wanted something simply elegant, but still wanted sparkle. So I went with a completely bead-free dress and added a heavily beaded belt 🙂 win win!
Post # 38
Date twin! I voted for sparkle!
My dress has sequins on lace, in some lighting you can barely see it so it’s not overwhelming.
Post # 39
I think this question is dependent on your personality. Get the dress that best reflects who you are as a person.
Post # 40
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
ugh. i am looking at dresses, and i want specifically lace embellishment. it seems like they feel the need to put beads on every… single… dress… and it drives me up the wall, because i don’t want any beads, but also don’t want to spend hours snipping beads off.
Post # 41
@futuremrskgt: I am doing the same thing. I love sparkle, but want to look like a classic bride in lace, so I am adding bling in my accessories.
If bling makes you happy, wear the sparkles.
Post # 42
@amberkathleen: I voted for what I personally prefer (non-beaded), but I think you ultimately have to decide what suits you and your wedding best. I’ve seen some beautiful beaded gowns (and tried on a few), but in the end I opted for a more subtle look with bits of bling here and there (small Swarovski crystals in my sash and headpiece). I’m also planning to get some blingy earrings, but I haven’t decided on a pair just yet.
Post # 43
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I personally think that bling is distasteful and should be saved for prom dresses and beauty pageants. I don’t like heavily-beaded dresses. They just don’t have the elegance I like to see in wedding dresses.
Post # 44
I voted non beaded as I prefer a simpler look. I like the idea of the dress being somewhat if a blank canvas that you can put your own personality on rather than it out shining everything else. Having said that there’s nothing wrong with a bit of bling and many of those dresses posted are gorgeous. It’s just not my style, but if you feel it’s right for you then go for it.
My dress has very clean simple lines with just a touch of sparkle at the waist. It’s not going to be to everyone’s taste but I think it’s just right for me!
Post # 45
@Khlobee: This dress is JUST what I’ve been looking for!! It’s so beautiful. Please share the name of it?
Post # 46
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I think my dress has a bit of everything: lace & beads — but pearl beads; not rhinestones nor crystals. Here’s a close-up of the bottom of the dress.
I looked back at pictures of beaded gowns I tried on; they were all gorgeous, but the fit was funny. Here’s Exhibit A (most sparkliest I tried) of dresses I didn’t pick; loved the top, but not the bottom:
The dress I ended up choosing was an A-line tea-length, with illusion neckline, capped sleeves, lace over tulle, with pearl beaded accents. I’m more of a pearl type of girl anyway. 🙂