Post # 1
I tried this dress on today and love absolutely everything about it – apart from the back detail.
The shape, strucutre & simplicity of the dress is absolutely more than i could have ever asked for – it’s perfect. But i don’t know how i feel about the floating button back. I thought I’d hate it and i don’t hate it – i just dont know if i like it.
The shop has suggested swapping out the buttons from fabric to something sparkly and i’d add a sparkly belt. I’d just be keen to get others thoughts on it!
Thanks in advance
Post # 2
Oh the dress is beautiful.
The floating button thing isn’t something I’ve seen before but it’s cute.
if you really can’t stand it couldn’t the just remove it?!
Just have the dress with nothing there?
Post # 3
No, unfortunatley not. It’s an illusion netting back and you need it for the structure of the dress.
It’s a bit below budget so i’m wondering if there’s any major alterations I could do to it as it is the only thing stopping me from saying yes to the dress!
Post # 4
Unfortunately with the delicate nature of the illusion I wouldn’t tamper with it, you would be possibly destroying an integral part of the gown. Just my two cents as someone who has worked in bridal for four years. I personally think the buttons have a traditional/classic look that compliments the moderna and contemporary look of the dress, you kind of get both the traditional and non-traditional.
Post # 5
I love all of it as is. What a pretty dress. I adore low backs.
Post # 6
I don’t “get” the floating buttons. But, I’m no fashionista. If you love it, go for it. If not, I’d nix it. It’s a beautiful dress!
Post # 7
I think the buttons are pretty weird too, but adding something sparkly instead won’t change the reason why, which is the floating-ness of it. On the other hand, people get necklaces with a back that hangs down in much the same way and no one thinks that’s odd, so it’s probably not a big deal at all.
Overall it’s a really elegant gown. How well does the netting match your skin tone? That’s the only thing I’d be really, really worried about.
Post # 8
I think if you had a seamstress add a small beaded applique at the top, it would make the buttons seem more purposeful.
Post # 9
that was my biggest concern too. I’m pretty pale so it was a tad dark but it’s mid winter here and I’ll be getting married in summer so should be a bit more tan!
this is absolutely incredible! I love it and think it looks so beautiful! thank you so much! I will definitely talk to the shop and see if that’s something they could do for me – even just a small lace one.
Post # 11
Atta girl. That looks MUCH better. Like your aesthetics!
Post # 13
I am not a fan of the floating buttons, applique or not. It looks like a weird, tiny spine.
Post # 14
I think their option of using a different kind of button or with the applique look really great. Otherwise, I still think the dress is really beautiful 🙂
Post # 15
weird tiny spine. haha! It does, doesn’t it?!
I really do love the appliqué. I am so excited to go back and see it now and discuss with the seamstress!
from your experience, do you think the appliqué would work on the netting? From what I remember it was VERY delicate