Post # 1
This is my first official post, I have been on this site several times looking at different hairstyles and vendors, but had never really ventured out to the boards until now! Wow you ladies are great 🙂 And what good taste!
I have been dress shopping 6 times! I have found several dresses I thought were beautiful but today was the first time I couldn’t stop smiling and didn’t want to take the dress off! My Maid/Matron of Honor loves it also but the MOG gave a little comment about it maybe being “too much” and her loving a different dress I tried on. (It’s not in the running I felt like a literal cupcake in it ).
All the dresses before this one either was too princessy, too plain, or too over the top for me and then I tried this dress on, it is everything I want: Young, fresh, and different but still elegant.I need some fashion forward brides to give me honest opinions, and felt like this would be the place to do it!
and also I am now thrown off and will need to buy new jewelry, a new hair piece, and not use the veil I was going to use as “something borrowed”. I have a beautiful chocker necklace and large brooch for my hair, but with this dress they would look awful! I believe a red rose would look good in my hair , but what kind of jewelry would go with this neckline and ruffles?? And how should I wear my hair? I have curly hair so something slicked back and tight on top of my head like the model would not look like “me”, and I have heard that you don’t want to look like a different person in your wedding pictures lol.
All honest advice is appreciated, Thanks ladies!!
(Here is a pic off of Mori Lee website, the pic I have the ruffles in the front are a little messed up because I had been messing with them, fluffing them out and flattening them lol )
Post # 3
With such an ornate dress (around your face) I would say less is more. Deffinately wear it up- play with slicked back or lose.
As for jewellery, maybe wear small earrings and wear more detailing in a braclet or something??
You look gorgeous in your dress 🙂
Post # 4
Totall agree with pinup. Just braclettes. Maybe like a cuff if you want to make a statement. I would keep what’s on your ears and neck slim to none. Perhaps wearing a jewelled style headband would be a good fit to fufill the bling factor.
Post # 5
I love your dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 6
definitely no necklace, and i would stick to stud earrings. you can bling out with a big bracelet.
for your hair, slicked back into a messy bun would look great! that way you can still accommodate some of your curls into the bun, but not take away from the neckline.
Post # 7
Holy cow, your dress is FANTASTIC!!!! I would go with small earrings and a big cuff. And for hair, how about a curly, loose bun piled high to keep it away from the neckline? Congrates, you look so great!
Post # 8
What a great dress! And I agree that the less is more theory will work well with jewelery here!
Post # 9
ohhhh what a an amazing dress.
I say slick back hair, studs, no necklace and a cuff bracelet for some punch.
Post # 10
I absolutely agree with panterapeach. I think a Sparkly headband might look great too.
Post # 11
Beautiful dress! I would definitely agree with Miss Pinup… a stud or small dangly earring and a more ornate bracelet. Hair up but doesn’t have to be slicked back if that’s not you. Maybe a more romantic whispy/messy updo would fit you better…
Maybe something like one of these for hair?
Maybe something like these for a hair accessory?
and the heck with what your MOG or anyone else thinks … it’s your wedding not hers! If the dress makes you happy then go for it!
Post # 12
Thanks guys I think it’s fabulous too!! and I guess my suspicions of little jewelry up top is true! I will most definately be wearing some type of bling on my wrist though, since my dress has no embellisment.
Amber311 I like the very first pic you posted, but I do not know if it is formal enough for what I am looking for.
This first pic I LOVE the hairstyle but I do not know if it’ll be too much, with the ruffles on my dress and all.
I also like this: – the broach and + a rose and some wispies in the front.
Something about the dress’s ruffles is so romantic and I am loving the rose idea. Owell the good thing is my Maid/Matron of Honor is a cosmetologist , so I am sure we will find the perfect hairstyle before the big day.
do you guys think the first hairstyle is too much or romantic?
Post # 13
LOVE it! It’s stunning and looks great on you! I would definitely wear your head up, some small dangly earrings, and a statement bracelet. Skip the necklace. A birdcage veil would look great! Or a simple cathedral if you want something traditional. It won’t “add” to the dress, but will enhance it.
Post # 14
@chrispygal:Thankyou! and I agree I am going to go without a necklace. I love the bird cage veils also! But have tried several on and they all look goofy on me so I will prob. go veil less or a simple cathedral. I prefer Cathedral because anything shorter would mess with the ruffles, but I am getting married in a garden and don’t know how much I can rely on the wind lol.
Post # 15
have you seen this bracelet? i am in love!!! i think it would look really glam.
also – jcrew has some really cool new bracelets (lulu frost).
Post # 16
Pearl earrings, no necklace, show-stopping hair accessory. You’re not going to want to do a traditional veil with this–won’t look right, especially if it’s mantilla. I’d go birdcage or nothing at all in the veil dept. Maybe a pearl bracelet.