Post # 1
Everyone was super helpful in one of my previous posts regarding sashes & I took everyone’s advice and went with a flower sash rather than a blingy crystal one (planning on adding my great grandmothers blingy brooch to the center of the flower but haven’t done it yet). Now I need some help on accessories if you don’t mind. The only thing that will change about my neckline is that the scoopneck will be altered to a boatneck to bunch more to the side and create an almost off-shoulder look. I’m not sure what necklace type to wear. A loose choker is really the only thing I can think of and Fiance loves them, but the dress looks nice without a necklace as well. I always wear necklaces so it feels weird to not have one on. What do you girls think? Any ideas??
Here’s the front & back views:
Here’s a few trial pics I took with my new starfish studs (I’m not 100% set on them but the wedding is in Mexico, Fiance will have a starfish bout):
and without a necklace:
I guess another option would be a back hanging/reverse necklace- more a choker in the front and long & dangly in the back but I haven’t seen any of those IRL.
I also bought these long dangly crystal strand earrings- single strands on front & back. I really like them but they get caught in my hair easily. I usually love dangly earrings but I just don’t think these mesh too well.
Post # 3
@BeckyS0: I;d actually go without the necklace, personally. I have a dress with almost the exact same neckline, and it just didnt seem to work with a necklace. Just my .02.
Earrings and a bracelet would be just enough!
Post # 4
@BlondeBee: thanks! It’s so hard to find examples of what real brides wore with necklines like this b/c I don’t know what to search for- it’s a sweetheart, no a boatneck, no a scoopneck, no an illusion! I’m taking a lovely 1970’s Bulova winding watch my mother gifted me in HS to get the faceplate replaced & that will be both my something old & my bracelet.
Post # 5
I think, what with the dots, the purple, the big crinoline, the bright shoes, etc, that a necklace is just too much. It’s lovely as is!
Post # 6
OP, I think you run the risk of looking too costume-y when you start adding so many accessories. I say, no necklace, but earrings and a bracelet will look great.
Post # 8
@BeckyS0: I think it looks nice with the pearls and without! But if you’re a fashionista, I’d go for the new reverse necklace trend! Most girls won’t be “on” to that trend yet and you can be one of the first. If that’s your shtick. If not, the pearls are just lovely too!
Post # 9
Your dress is adorable and I love the purple petticoat! You could either go with the small pearl choker if you want to be very 50s retro, but I think that going without will be the best because you’ve got so much in your shoes/petticoat/sash (but I’m a simple person who avoids bling). Don’t do a long reverse necklace. That is more of a 20s/30s glam look than a 50s look.
Post # 11
@Blonde17Jess: Since you brought up lariats, I actually think that would normally look lovely with her dress (esp. since it has that deep v). However, with all of the coloured accessories, it seems too OTT.
But there is something so Breakfast-at-Tiffany’s-glamorous about the lariat look!
Post # 12
@LLemonDifficult: That was my main concern with the reverse necklace. While I love the idea it just doesn’t seem to translate too well with what i’ve already got going on. It’s looking like no necklace so far- at least that makes shopping easier!
Post # 13
@BeckyS0: I love those pearls on you! I wear exactly the same kind every day!