Post # 32
Thank you all so much for your opinions! Tomorrow I’m off to a couple of wedding stores to see what might be available in sashes (wasn’t too impressed with the selection in the store where I bought the dress). I agree on the shoes and glad I didn’t spend much at all on them. I’ll find new ones. I’ve already bought some pretty hair bling and have an appt in the Bahamas for hair & makeup the day of the wedding. I also know it’s ridiculous to compare how I look to the model… guess I though the dress would be a little more fluid/flowy from my interpretation of the photo and instead it’s uite structured and rigid. Not at all uncomfortable to wear, but also not a soft lacy overlay as I expected.
Post # 33
@lorie: I’m glad you’re looking into different shoes and also I think a nice satin sash would be stunning against the lace. You could maybe even just buy a satin ribbon from Joann’s or Michael’s. You’ll be a beautiful bride! I’m glad you feel like you’re finally getting your first real marriage and I wish you true joy and happiness!
Post # 34
@7monthbride: Thank you – that’s very sweet of you 🙂
Post # 35
The dress is cute, however I would just change the shoes. Something less chunky. Where is your ceremony?
Post # 36
You have nothing to worry about. I do agree with pp a sash to accentuate your gorgeous hourglass figure and some different shoes (heel of some kind and a little dressier- thongs do nothing for the dress). It will look stunning!
Post # 37
Awww hugs… you look beautiful !!!! A sparkly sash would be wonderful and yes change the shoes, find something that may elongate your legs a bit.
Post # 38
I think a belt and different shoes can help. You probably could call around for a sash and shoes should be easy enough. plus when you get your hair and makeup done – you will look terrific.
Post # 39
I agree with all the PPs… it’s amazing what even a little heel can do!
You look great, a nice mix of romantic & playful… the only other thing I thought was, would you maybe consider shortening the inside layer a tiny bit? It might be a bit more flattering if it hit you right under the knee, before the calf starts. But, I know you don’t have a lot of time, so I wouldn’t worry about it if it just adds extra pressure to your preparations that you don’t need. Just a thought!
Post # 40
Add a sash, some nude pumps and a smile and you will be gorgeous!!
Post # 41
I agree with the other, a great pair of fun heels and an awesome belt/sash would really make that dress pop!
Don’t worry about it. You look gorgeous and you’re going to be an absolutely beautiful bride!
Post # 42
@hanahb: On the beach in Nassau, Bahamas
Post # 43
The dress is gorgeous and you look fantastic! Please get a sparkly pair of thong sandals. My friend just bought a pair from Payless-they have different variations but these would add some sparkle. Add a light shawl, and put your hair up. I like your natural curl.. could see you wearing it to the side with just a flower in your hair or piled on top of your head. I like the idea of a belt but maybe one with a pop of colour? If you are going for a simple look, my friend did a gorgous blue sash that made the dress. Here are the pics.