(Closed) How to make a cookie cutter dress look non cookie cutter

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I actually think you should keep the flowers, and take advantage of them!  If you think you can recreate them yourself, make several more and embellish your dress and hair with them.  Here’s one idea:

Post # 4
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I like the original flowers too, but if you wanted them different, is there a way to detach them from the strap?  you would have to do this if you wanted to replace the flowers with etsy ones, so maybe you can take off the originals and dye them, depending on what type of fabric they are made of…


I actually don’t think this dress looks very cookie cutter at all… I have always been surprised that it has come from david’s bridal….

Post # 6
380 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think it’s cookie cutter… but then I’m from Canada and we don’t have David’s Bridal.  I think it’s a beautiful dress!

Um, you only have 10 days until your wedding, is that right?  I think it’s a little risky to be replacing what is essentially the focal point of your dress, unless you can easily change it back if it doesn’t work.  I would recommend only changing it if you actually don’t like it, not just because you think it’s too ‘cookie cutter’ and want to be different for the sake of being different.

I would just go with some unique accessories instead of potentially ruining your dress.

Post # 7
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree that it is an unique dress even though it’s from David’s Bridal! Don’t worry about that!

But if you want to add a little something you could add some beading to the flowers…

something like this below. You could look on etsy for some inspiration…


Post # 8
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Maybe replace the flowers with colorful flowers?  Or turn the one strap into a halter?

Post # 9
1020 posts
Bumble bee

i agree with everyone else, i LOVE the flowers. it was actually those flowers that made me want to try on this dress.

after i put it on, one thing that bothered me was that it’s got no waist! so i improvised and took a ribbon that they had in the store and tie it right below my bust. see my pic below:

Post # 10
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Looks so much better!  It was totally the no-waist that was the problem.  I like the flowers.

Post # 11
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would look around for a good seamstress and tlak to her about doing a different strap for your dress.  Maybe she can find a way to take the strap off and you could belt it or replace the strap with something a little more you.  Personally I would find a cute sparkely belt that I liked and have my seamstress replace the strap with the belt and have the belt wrap around the top edge of the dress as trimming.  Like a really pretty belt like this:

Post # 12
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What about just “tucking” some of those cute feathers (in white) in between the flowers? By The Way, that dress is gorgeous!

Post # 13
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree that there are lots of different beaded “straps” that you could use to replace it with.  I could start at the top of the shoulder and drape down onto the bodice, or you could start it at the back, and end it at the top of the dress.

Talk so a seamstress… I’m sure there are a million things they could do.

Post # 14
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think it will depend on your taste and your wedding style. You could add a bit of color to the strap/flowers if you really want to pop. I agree with other bees though – I dont’ think it looks cookie-cutter at all. Of course, if you do – then you have to fix it!

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