(Closed) How to look less "Princess-y"?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think its difficult to not feel princessey in a ballgown.  I would think that wearing your hair in an elegant updo would help, or maybe adding some funkier jewelery?  Show us a picture of your dress so we can help you come up with ideas =)

Post # 4
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with McFierce, some funky jewelry (or hairpiece, maybe?) might help take you a little further away from the princess feel.

Post # 5
1095 posts
Bumble bee

I’m wearing a ballgown but I HATE the idea of looking like a princess. For me, I’m doing very simple hair and makeup and wearing minimal jewelry to try to keep the look as modern and fresh as possible.

Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Not to be too obvious… but I’d skip the tiara 🙂 Maybe I’ve just seen too many weddings but I don’t really think ballgowns necessarily read princess unless there are other contributing factors.  (one of which, honestly, is attitute– which doesn’t seem to be an issue here!)

Post # 7
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No gimmicky accessories (tiara), no pink, and glamourous jewelry.  I want to look like a woman, not a young princess.

Post # 8
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yah no tiara for sure. I don’t like them on any dress actually. Keep things simple and understated, don’t do a high bun or some crazy curled and hair sprayed down style. Those always scream princess to me when paired with a big dress. 

Post # 10
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

To be honest I never felt like a princess in my dress…just amazing in general. I absolutely avoided any tiaras or tiara like hair accessories. No gloves and I didn’t over do it with the jewelery, just wore a pair of amazing earrings.

I also wore my hair half up and half down. I feel that up dos also lend themselves to that princessy feel.

I don’t know…did I look princessy??



Post # 12
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@csteen85:  Thanks so much! I just took a peek at your dress and it is beautiful!

I definitely think the styling has a lot to do with it. Even for my reception I was careful to avoid anything too young or pricness like. A side comb would be great.

During our reception I wore a fascinator made out of tulle that everyone loved (I am selling for anyone interested). I purchased it on Etsy and the lady has lots of other amazing options too, I can send you her account if you would like. Definitely check out Etsy though for some amazing options. Just because you wear a ballgown doesn’t mean you have to scream princess.


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