Post # 1
First, please let me know if you like the wedding gown that I just bought. It’s simple and fun, but lacks any embellishment. I thought about adding a small rhinestone strip to the top of the bodice (in the sweatheart line) and then an applique in the triangular point of the dress where it flows to the bottom half. What do you think?
Are there other types of embellishment I should consider? How can I dress it up a bit more?
Thank you for your guidance!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
Have you considered just doing a rhinestone sash? I’m not sure if I would like the rhinestone across the top and along the mesh/skirt of the dress, I guess I would have to see it, but I think a cute sash/belt might be enough and blingy necklace!
Post # 4
I agree – I think a sash would really help and would be much easier to balance visually than two appliques added at two different spots.
Post # 5
Oh, and PS – the dress is BEAUTIFUL and really looks stunning just the way it is.
Post # 6
Just stopping in to say beautiful dress–you look incredible! 😀
Post # 7
I actually like it plain, but I think you could definitely do the rhinestone around the bodice and at the hip. Honestly, it’s hard to imagine some of that stuff. I’d just go buy the applique and rhinestone strip and keep your receipt. Then you can bring them home and pin them on the dress and see how it will look. You can always return if it doesn’t look the way you want! And I like your idea better than a sash. I think a sash would cut up the look of this dress given then criss cross ruching. But you could give that a try too – just make sure you can return it!
Post # 8
@cpa333: If you go the sash route I HIGHLY suggest using AbigailGraceBridal on Etsy. She just custom designed a rhinestone sash for me and it is beautiful. She ROCKS to work with and is super affordable. The original sash I loved from the bridal shop was $300 and hes was less than $160 with shipping. 🙂
Post # 9
Your dress is gorgeous. Since the lower half of the dress makes such a statement, I suggest a bigger necklace to draw more attention to your face. You can even get away with a colored necklace.
Post # 10
I wouldn’t do a sash, I think it would hide the beautiful details of the fabric. I would accessorize with a statement necklace.
Post # 11
The dress is stunning on you just as it is. I agree with other PPs who suggested a statement necklace. If you’re going to wear a veil, you could have some embellishment on the veil as well.
Post # 12
I wouldn’t add rhinestones or an applique–But I think a rhinestone best would be STUNNING!
Post # 14
Thank you all for the feedback! This really helps. I think I’m going to go the simple route and do statement jewelry and a fun veil. This was great advice!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
also remember that you’ll be holding flowers in your pictures, so that will break up the whole look as well!
Post # 16
I like it the way it is. Add some fun jewelry and you are all set! looks great on you!