Post # 1
Are there any general guidelines for how to avoid looking like a Princess playing dress-up with your overall wedding look? Some people will say it’s not possible to not look like a princess with a ballgown, but I’m at least looking for a way to look more mature.
Is the hair? Accessories, or all in the dress?
Post # 3
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
I agree with McFierce, some funky jewelry (or hairpiece, maybe?) might help take you a little further away from the princess feel.
Post # 5
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
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
No gimmicky accessories (tiara), no pink, and glamourous jewelry. I want to look like a woman, not a young princess.
Post # 8
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 # 9
So, hair down is less princessy? What about half up, half down? What about gathered to one side and low?
I have a sparkly headband that I’m thinking about swapping out for a hair comb. I think the headband looks a bit too much like a tiara.
Post # 10
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 # 11
@Treejewel19: No, not at all and your look has been one of the ones I’ve loved most!
You just convinced me to ditch my headband and either use nothing or just a single clip in the back. I’m even thinking about sweeping up just one side of my hair with a comb.
Post # 12
@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.