Post # 1
I’m posting under a different name so I can keep my dress private from my friends/family who may know my original username. Today I had my first fitting for my gown and I am making some changes. I’m altering the neckline to sweetheart, I connected the sash in the back, and I’m probably adding the crystals on the sash. I’m also having them raise the sash a couple inches to where it is now and also hemming it that way (that’s why there’s extra fabric there). What do you think, especially of the crystal sash? I think it also looks good without the sash but I always pictured myself having some kind of “bling” on my dress. I’m not making a final decision until the next fitting, although I’m leaning towards the sash, but I am open to suggestions. I have a crystal barrett that looks similar to the crystal sash and I plan on wearing jewlery complement the whole look (not picked out yet). Thanks!!
Here it is with the crystal:
Without the crystal:
Post # 3
It’s gorgeous! And it flatters your figure! Beautiful!
Post # 4
I love your dress! How beautiful! I love how the crystals look in the back…but I’m somehow not crazy about how it half wraps around the front. I’m not sure how to remedy this, but that’s my first instinct…but you look beautiful in the dress either way!!!
Post # 6
i love your dress!! very beautiful ideas with yor alterations!! canat wait to see the after pics!
Post # 7
I like the crystals. I think it makes it pop a little more.
Post # 8
i love this dress…is it priscilla of boston?
Post # 9
Thank you for the comments! I love the feedback!! I think I’ll add a poll too…
@pengoala: I also was thinking that it looked a little too bold from the front so I was thinking about removing some of the darker crystals at the front and wondering id that would make it look better…I’m not sure. That string a crystals was from a dress on sale and they took it off to see how it fit and it just happened to exactly fit around the sash. I asked about having one go all the way around but they said it wouldn’t look good because the sash doesn’t touch the front of the dress but now I’m curour what it would look like and might ask to see a longer one next time!
@fvsoccer: Thanks! No it’s Marisa 726 but looks similar to Melissa Sweet Lia, which is made by POB I believe.
Post # 10
I just uploaded more pics so I wanted to add them. Here’s my barrett:
and here is another option for more subtle beading:
Post # 11
Love the shape of your dress. I like the crystals, it makes your dress pop!
Post # 12
Definitely add the crystals!
Post # 13
I like the crystals, but I would also add a matching string as a belt or high waist to offset the details of the bottom. Your eye immediately goes to the bottom of the dress and away from your face otherwise. Just a suggestion! Beautiful either way.
Post # 15
Thank you for the suggestions! It’s a tough decision for me but I like hearing from everyone.
@meskimk: I was thinking about that too. Since the crystals are from another dress, I can’t get more of the same type. I was thinking about wearing a thick necklace to try to offset the crystals but maybe I will think about adding a broach in the middle of the sweetheart as well.