Post # 1
My fiance and I got engaged in April and I’m so excited and happy. We’re planning to get married in October of 2021, but given the state of things right now, we’re not sure if we’ll be able to have a “regular” wedding with all of our family and friends, a small ceremony with just our immediate family, or an even smaller ceremony with just my fiance and myself. I’m ok with any of those options because I still get to marry my best friend. No matter what we end up doing, though, I know that I will be wearing my beautiful, beautiful wedding dress.
This is my dress: https://us.needleandthread.com/products/elements-honesty-ballerina-dress-champagne
I always knew I didn’t want a white dress, and when I saw this one online, I immediately knew it was the one for me. This is going to sound so silly, but this dress feels like an expression of my spirit in a garment. When my fiance sees it, I know he’s going to think that it’s just perfectly “me.” My mom generously ordered it for me, and when I got it and tried it on, I felt so happy and beautful. I don’t mean to gush like this – I just never thought I would see a dress that way, and it’s exciting to feel so happy over something as simple as a piece of clothing!
So anyway… now I’m starting to think about what else I want to wear with the dress. I have plenty of time to think about it, and I certainly don’t need to make any decisions yet, but it’s nice to focus on my own outfit for now because it’s something wedding-related that I can actually enjoy and have agency over, even when everything else seems so unknown.
So how would you style a dress like this? A veil? Or a headpiece? What would you do for shoes? Would you go with colored shoes to match one of the colors in the dress, or would you do a neutral color? Would you have any jewelery at all? Or would that make it all look too busy?
I’d love to know what you think!
Post # 2
Some earrings and perhaps a bracelet (one that won’t catch on the dress) are all you would need. I love a bold shoe but in this instance I’d stick with a neutral to keep the focus on your face. How do you plan to wear your hair? A beautiful comb may be enough.
Post # 3
Oh this is so beautiful, i love it!
I would get either a floral cape or floral veil. Like this https://www.etsy.com/listing/796010701/flower-wedding-cape-floral-cape-secret
I had a cape at my wedding and i loved it.
I like the idea of a headpiece. You could lean into the flowers even more and do a floral or greenery crown. Or you could get some sort of cool tall headpiece. Your dress is artsy and really cool and i think you could look really cool with an interesting headpiece.
Post # 4
oh and colored shoes. Whatever color you like!
Post # 5
Thank you! I like the idea of wearing my hair in a long braid, maybe just with a comb like you suggested. Or I might want to do a veil instead, but I’m not sure what would look good. Maybe a plain champagne veil would work well?
Post # 6
Ooh, a cape would be dramatic and fun! The one you linked is so pretty.
Post # 7
Yay for capes!
Looks like Needle amd Thread actually makes a floral cape https://www.bhldn.com/products/layla-cape
Different colors, but it would sitll be very cute.
Post # 8
As your dress is quite detailed with colour I would keep accessories aimed towards a neutral pallette.
I actually think a cream birdcage veil would go nicely with this particular gown and the same shade for the shoes. I would also go soft with some pearl studs. You don’t want a lot of factors competing with each other for attention rather than complementing the bride. Just my 2c.
Post # 9
The dress is gorgeous. I would let it, and you, be the focus and the star of the show. I’d choose a solid color shoe that matches a color in the dress. I wouldn’t wear a necklace, due to the high, decorative neckline. I would go with gold or beaded dangly earrings and your hair half up, fully up, or braided. I wouldn’t wear a veil or cape that has a design, because you don’t want it competing with the dress. If you want a veil, I’d go with champagne or ivory, and simple, and I wouldn’t get a long one.
Post # 10
Thank you all for your ideas so far! I think I probably will go with a simple overall look so that I don’t distract from myself and my dress (although I am still tempted by the awesome idea of a cape!) I’m leaning towards neutral colored shoes and either a simple veil or no veil.
Post # 11
Oh my gosh, that dress is gorgeous!!! I would probably style that with metallic heels (sandals or even d’orsay pumps). As far as a veil, it might be hard to match because its not a white dress. In keeping with the more bohemian/artsy look of the dress, a metallic head piece (BHLDN has tons), a floral headpiece/crown, or if you are more trendy, a silk knotted headband or alice band would go very nicely.
Can’t wait to see what you choose! Love that its a dress that isn’t a traditional wedding dress but still reads as bridal.
Example of metallic headpiece:https://www.bhldn.com/products/myrina-halo?via=Z2lkOi8vdXJibi9Xb3JrYXJlYTo6Q2F0YWxvZzo6Q2F0ZWdvcnkvMEFEQ0FGNUY
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2021 - Australia
What a beautiful dress. I saw a while back, that brand had some gorgeous pink dresses that were so pretty and unusual (not as intricate as this) and if I’d had unlimited money I’d hace got them for my bridesmaids!
I think I would get some kind of intricate braided up do, or possibly flowers either pinned in or in a flower crown.
i would wear neutral sandals similar to the model. Maybe a warm cream or a nude, or pick out a colour from the embroidery. Gold or rose gold would look lovely too.
i also think a simple delicate chain necklace, simple stud earrings and a gold bangle would look stunning. I think much more would overwhelm the dress.
i love the way you talk about your dress by the way! The best fashion males you feel that way, I think, and is the hardest to let go when it wears out!
Post # 14
That is a very pretty and distinctive dress. I have to respectfully disagree with the idea of a cape, too busy and layered with those sleeves . I don’t think a veil would work well for the same reason. If ever a dress called for a floral crown and bouquet and nothing else , that is the one. Perhaps a pearl or metallic floral headpiece, but a floral crown would be my first choice .
Sandals, of the delicate strappy sort , or even ballet flats .
Post # 15
I share your enthusiasm for the dress. You and I might be similar as that look is very ” me” too. I think the colouring of the dress lends itself to rose gold accessories. I’d be looking for some gorgeous rose gold pumps and rose gold earrings. Neutral shoes would work well too. I think champagne roses in your bouquet with accents (filler flowers) in blue or plum tones ( perhaps Geraldton wax flowers) would be gorgeous. A bouquet featuring blue cornflowers would be beautiful too. A flower crown would be divine but ask your florist to do a fairly light Flower crown, nothing too bulky that might compete with the dress embroidery.
Would love to see a picture of you in your dress. Please post one after your wedding day so we can swoon at the gorgeousness of it all 🙂