Post # 1
Hello, Bees! I am getting married for the second time, and I have found a dress I really like, but I’m struggling with accessory ideas. The fabric on the dress is gorgeous, and it fits me really well, and also coordinates well with my fiance’s dress (for two ladies with similar feminine style, we had an awfully hard time finding two dresses that looked good together! So many returns!)
I would love some suggestions on accessories, especially shoes, jewelry, and hair. We are on a tight budget, and it’s going to be VERY small and intimate, so it doesn’t need to be anything over the top, but I still want it to feel special!
Other notes: I’m much shorter and curvier than the model, but I don’t have photos of me in the dress at the moment. I’m about 5’1”, so I definitely want some kind of a heel, though I would prefer to be comfortable also.
The dress does also come with a plain ribbon belt that isn’t shown in the photo.
Post # 2
kittenandclover : do you have a picture of your fiances dress too?
Post # 3
For shoes I say go with a pair of platform heels but when you get your dress tailored make sure that your shoes don’t show like the one on this picture. I am not a big fan of belts on wedding gowns but I can see a thin belt completing this dress. Not sure if plain ribbon is the right material for it. Do you like the dress with the belt?
Post # 4
I’d either skip a necklace & just do some nice dangly earrrings; or if you want a necklace, just do a simple pendant.
Post # 5
crnnc : Yeah, I will for sure be having the dress hemmed closer to the floor- I don’t understand why they put the model in such high heels for this photo! However, the shoes will definitely be seen- it’s hard to tell, but there is a bit of a slit where the ruffle is. So the shoes will show when I walk.
As for the belt, I tried it on again briefly last night (I have cats that are really interested in what I’m up to and think it’s a game, so I don’t spend a lot of time in it!)… it wasn’t bad, but it’s not like putting it on makes me think “Oh, this is what the dress needed!” It’s just a grosgrain ribbon that is just slightly lighter than the dress. Nothing special. I could add some of the 3D flowers from the part I’m hemming off to the ribbon if I wanted to, but my main concern is that I don’t want to make it look too busy, since the dress already has a lot going on.
Post # 6
This is my fiance’s dress. It’s hard to tell in photo, but the color is actually a very pale grey- they called it “Stone”- and the flower pattern is white and pewter.
I had actually shown her this as one I was thinking of ordering for myself, but then she got all gooey eyed and I knew I needed to start rethinking on things that would match it.
The dress I ended up going with, from the photos online I honestly didn’t think I would like it, but on a whim I went ahead and tried it… and it’s so much prettier in person that I decided to keep it. It’s still returnable if I find something I love more, but for now I’m trying to focus on how to accessorize it rather than dress shopping- I sell dresses for a living, and I’m trying to take my own advice “When you find something you like, stop looking!”
Post # 7
I would suggest a great pair of earrings; a statement piece and cuff/bracelet but no necklace. – it gets too much or too matchy match otherwise. It is hard to tell from the photos but the stone and is a cool color and your warm colored buff or whatever may not be the best combo but they are neutral at least. I think your dress is very pretty and feminine.