(Closed) How to jazz up this black cocktail dress for a wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Which accessory?
    First sash (J crew) : (5 votes)
    15 %
    Second sash (pink/white one) : (11 votes)
    32 %
    Third sash (something similiar) : (8 votes)
    24 %
    A plain colorful ribbon sash : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Other (tell me!) : (8 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    What about a wide gold or silver belt and gold/silver shoes? I think the pinks are too light for the black and it might be a little busy with the ruffles plus the flowers. Great dress by the way!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I would go with a more intense pink with black, but that’s really just my preference. I love the dress as is, but I can see how you feel about all black…

    Post # 6
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    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I personally don’t see anything wrong with a black dress.  What you could do that might be inexpensive and easy is go to say macy’s or any store with a large accessories dept and find an organza pin on flower and work the existing belt as to where it ties you pin the flower on at that exact area. Might look good!  Also how about a brooch on it?  If no flower then why not an ornate hot pink brooch?  You could tie in some pink shoes too with that look and a matching purse?

    I love the look of a brooch on an all black ensemble.  I did that last year with a dress I have.  There was ruching on it and at one place where it gathered, to make it a bit more dressy (for a cocktail party) I added a sparkly swarovski brooch there and coordinated my shoes with it!  Gave it a bit of a color punch too!

    Lovely dress btw!   

    Post # 7
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    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

    Heart of Light posted a belt (similar to picture #2) tutorial  on 100 Layer Cake Blog:

    http://100layercake.com/blog/archives/1827

    You could also buy good quality silk flowers to make a belt similar to that last picture- either hot glue or sew them onto the belt.  You can take apart the silk flowers prior to attaching them so that you can customize their fluffiness/shape.

    If you are going to make it yourself you could customize to whatever colors you want!  Good Luck…. I would love to see pictures of the outcome!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Ooo ooo ooo! What about this? It adds a little color to the actual dress, then you could wear some other fun colorful jewelry and your black shoes. Oh and it’s 14.99!

    You can find it in the Final Sale section under Accessories. It shows an peach one, but the black one is there too.

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    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Just cut the belt loops off. I do it all the time. I hate how they stick out when the dress is on. 

    Post # 12
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    1084 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I like the little bit bolder color belt idea in the pink or fuscia, nothing crazy but real light pink might not work the best.  Otherwise #2 has some fun colors. 

    The dress is great!  Where’s it from

    Post # 14
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    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I vote for a hot pink sash combined with the hot pink shoes!  I was going to suggest the same tutorial that 100 layer cake did and Beagle recommended.  It’s Perfect and SO easy…at least it sounded that way.  Check it out!

    Post # 15
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love the 2nd one because it looks like it “goes” with the rest of the dress.  It looks like a fairly simple DIY project too – if you used a plain sash in the color of your choice and then did the fabric flowers or even make them fron tulle…  You could even use ribbon for the sash…  I love it!   By The Way my vote is for hot pink ribbon with matching fabric flowers (and pink shoes) or a pale “ballet pink” sash with the cream and pink fabric flowers (and black shoes)

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    EJS, I just have to say, if it *might* tick the bride off… maybe you should ask her? I’d be truly reluctant to wear a black dress to a wedding without clearing it first with the bride.

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