Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2016 - Bernardus Lodge and Spa, Carmel Valley, CA
Definitely no belt! no offense to brides who have gone that route but I think the sparkly belts are so overdone and would really ruin the classy look of that dress. I think a lace trimmed fingertip or ballet veil would be gorgeous with a sparkly necklace like the PP above and some statement earrings and that’s it.
Post # 17
Shoulder necklace? And then maybe no belt.
Post # 18
I think you are dead right not to add a sparkly belt, I simply do not understand their popularity!
Beautiful dress, and a big necklace (not too costume-y though ) would look great. I also second a pp re veil. At least try some on and see how you feel.
ETA love those shoulder necklaces!
Post # 19
I like the idea of a plain sheath dress like this with one single dramatic statement. I’d go with either a necklace OR a flower crown, not both. If you’re not even sure you want a veil you are clearly not that ‘dressy’ a person and you seem to be craving comfort and simplicity for your outdoor wedding. Not sure why a sparkle belt has even been suggested. I love them (i’m having one) but it’s very far from your style it seems.
I LOVE the flower crown idea. I prefer that to a statement necklace. Flower crowns are VERY outdoorsy. And they suit long wavy hair like yours perfectly. You may not like this idea but personally I think a sash in one of the colours of your flower crown could complete a boho look, if tied loosely and casually at the back in a trailing bow. I think it would contrast nicely with the formal nature of the dress. I tend to think this dress does need something to break up the plainness. Look at coloured shoes too.
Post # 20
These are so pretty but if I raised my arm suddenly I think they could break, no? I feel like I’d have to keep my arms down by my sides all day 🙂
I wouldn’t say I’m not a dressy person I just never really liked veils – my mother laughed when I said I probably wouldn’t wear one because she said I threw a tantrum at my first holy communion (Catholic) and refused to wear one then either and I was only 7! I seem to have an aversion to them 🙂 A colored sash would definitely not be me I think, I feel like that would take away from the bridal look completely for me. I’m kinda stuck on the flower crown I have to say…
Post # 21
I love that necklace 🙂 Beautiful! I just checked out the Georgina dress, so lovely and classic 🙂
Post # 22
Where did you find the top one? It’s striking!
Post # 23
The top one is from BHLDN but I don’t think it’s exclusive to them so you might want to check other retailers if they have a better price. Sara Gabriel is the designer.
Post # 25
I wore the Dakota too! It’s a beautiful dress, in part because it can transform into so many different things. I’ve seen a few of these blog posts, but this might be some fodder as you think about accessories:
It shows a number of ways it’s been worn, many which are pretty minimalist.
Post # 26
How exciting! Looks fantastic on you! I would probably pick one or the other for a statement necklace or a floral crown. I feel like that might be a lot happening around your face altogether, but maybe try it on first to see? Love the bracelets posted here too!
Post # 27
Im a Dakota bride too!! My dress is arriving today so so excited to try it on when I get home!
I am having a hard time figuring out accesories too. I think the dress is so clean and chic I dont want to bury it under belts and statement necklaces. I keep looking at Kate Bosworths wedding look (or lask thereof depending on how you look at it) and there is something about the lack of accesories that makes her look so classic.
Im thinking of keeping it simple for the wedding with only earrings and a cathredial veil and then a flower crown for the reception
Here are two I like
Post # 28
So, funny story. I actually went dress shopping yesterday and ended up ordering the Dakota…. So of course now I’ve been on the computer all day looking for accessories. Swarovski has some great necklaces that would go well with the Dakota. Also, if you were still considering a veil, this is the one I’m most likely going with (but in ivory).
I think it’s still nice and simple, but the horsehair detail gives it a bit of depth.