Help! Belt or no belt?

posted 1 year ago in Dress
  • poll: Belt or no belt?


    No belt!

  • Post # 2
    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

    Hmm, I like it a bit better without the belt from the front, but think the ribbon adds a pretty and romantic touch from the back! I’d say no belt. The dress is gorgeous and the plain ribbon takes away from it a bit in my opinion. Or if you did want a belt, maybe do something thinner with pearls, and a ribbon tie in the back?

    Post # 3
    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2020

    “Belt” but no bow.  Sew it on so it looks like it came with the dress like in the picture on the lower right.

    Post # 4
    337 posts
    Helper bee

    Honestly, I think they both look nice. If you wanted to accentuate your waist more then I’d go for the belt, but they both look pretty.

    Post # 5
    1832 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I agree with PP – a ribbon back really flatters the dress back there, but it doesn’t really do much up front. 

    If you have time and alterations yet to do, what I actually would do is have the seamstress add a ribbon decor below the buttons – I’ve seen that done 🙂 Just a simple tie! The ribbony effect works really well with that skirt, but I don’t think a full-on belt flatters the dress in the front since there’s no dangling ribbons on it in the front, obviously. 

    Post # 6
    4902 posts
    Honey bee

    Overall I say without.  The back looks nice with the bow, but it is also nice without.

    Meanwhile, the front looks like you just walked into any craft store and used a random ribbon vs. Being a purposeful coordinated decision meant to enhance the design of the dress.  It just looks a little sloppy to me  and does nothing to actually enhance/add to the dress in a meaningful way.

    Post # 7
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    I like it better with belt, as it accentuates your waist!

    Post # 8
    126 posts
    Blushing bee

    I love the belt– agree with the above, it accentuates your waist!

    Post # 9
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    gmj401 :  I completely agree with PPs! The bow adds a pretty touch to the back, but does nothing for the front. 

    Post # 10
    3628 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like the belt sewed on.

    Post # 11
    940 posts
    Busy bee

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    gmj401 :  Without, hun!


    Let your dress do its thing! It was made for that lace to hug your body. Once its altered, it will look how it was intended to look and you will be beautiful. 🙂

    Post # 12
    3 posts
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I vote belt.  I think it looks more tailored to you and classic with it! 

    Post # 13
    1217 posts
    Bumble bee

    I feel like the belt is ruining the “ombré” effect of the lace. Like it on the back but really do not like it in the front at all. It does nothing for the dress except take away from the lace IMO. And front>back so I vote no belt! 

    Post # 14
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

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    gmj401 :  I like the delicate ribbon belt.  Keep it!

    Post # 15
    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Like the belt but not with ribbon bow in back as you loose the effect of the buttons could you look for a smooth belt or look for something to sew to the front to break up dress but leave the back smooth 


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