(Closed) Need your help to spruce a VERY simple dress

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 16
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

You need a good stick on bra! That would help a lot. Others have already given you great accessorising tips, but really, a good bra would make a huge difference. 

Post # 17
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Erm…excuse me but your dress is BEAUTIFUL!!! Haha! Please dont put a sash or a belt on it. It’s beautiful, classic and with clean lines. I do think you should try another place to get the top fitted properly then some sparkly jewlery will finish off your beautiful, classic look. Let us know what you decide!! 


Incase you couldnt tell- i super love your dress!

Post # 18
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The dress is lovely, but I’d definitely get a second opinion on getting the top part to fit a bit better.  That plus a great stick on bra will do wonders!  You are going to look gorgeous on your wedding day- a simple dress is not a bad thing!  Definitely do a simple up do to show off that back, get a pair of fabulous sparkly earrings, and I love the idea of a cuff bracelet!  You’ll be stunning!

Post # 19
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I LOVE the dress as is, no crystal sashes. It’s super elegant, so stylish, I love your ponytail idea and the PP very elegant inspiration photo and jewellery suggestions. 

Stick with this plan you had, don’t doubt yourself, your gorgeous silhouette needs no embellishments! 

What flowers are you thinking for your bouquette?

Post # 20
5991 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

The dress is gorgeous but you definitely need some support on top. I think that the lack of bra makes the top look shapeless. Victoria Secret and a slew of lingerie stores have cross back bras, clear back strap bras, Bras with some great padding that will make the bodice look great. 

Post # 21
4229 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Yeah, the girls need quite a bit of support but I think that alone will do a lot to fix some of these issues.  Along with many others I also think the bodice will need to be taken in a bit.  A good seamstress should have no problem doing so.

As for accessories, I would get some glamorous show-stopper earrings and a hair comb as well.  That dress does not need a necklace because it is already so high up, but statement earrings and a comb will make it pop a LOT.  If you want to go with a belt I think that would be fine.  I would do a skinny, sparkly belt if you do one at all.  Too big of a belt would take away from the dress I think.

Post # 22
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Do not put a belt on that dress! 😫 It is so beautiful! Maybe a statement necklace or eye catching earrings with your hair pulled back? Bracelet? Anything but a belt!

Post # 23
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I would do a large structured bow in the back below the V. 

Post # 24
2127 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Your dress is BEAUTIFUL! It’s so elegant. I’m not a fan of bridal belts, it’ll distract from your dress and you’ll appear to be wearing the belt, not the dress. You need some well fitting underwear (not from H&M. Invest in some expensive and excellent quality, comfortable shapewear) and some lovely jewellery. It’s a perfect dress though, I love it.

Post # 25
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I think crystal belt will be very nice. And you should wear hair comb and large earrings, I think it will be very elegant and also due to the simple dress. Accessorises will match it and it will be very good and elegant.

Post # 26
49 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

First, you look beautiful in your dress. You should absolutely  not be worrying about “exercising like crazy” because you look fantastic! Just stand tall, shoulders back (think Audrey Hepburn!) and you will be a knockout.

Second, I am going to join the “no belt” team. I also agree that a sleek hairstyle and jewllery is the way to go. While I loveeee the ponytail suggestion, in case you wanted to leave you back exposed (to show off the gorgeous deep V!), I think this is an updo that would work: 

and I have no idea what flowers you are planning to use, but I think a single large white orchid tucked in to the base of the bun, off-centre, would be beautiful. 

Goof luck!


Post # 27
49 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

I fail.. Good* luck 🙂

Post # 28
145 posts
Blushing bee

Your dress is so elegantly simple and you should keep it that way. I don’t even think it needs a belt but I’d choose the silk sash over a glitterly thing. Also this is the PERFECT dress for a back drop necklace. It would play on the elegant simplicity of the dress and look amazing on you.

Something like this


Post # 29
71 posts
Worker bee

Beautiful dress! I’m sorry you had a bad fitting experience, I had a poor dress shopping experience so have decided to alter my own dress, it is adding alot of stress! Are you wearing any kind of bust support under your dress? Getting the girls some proper support might really change the look. They have those silicone bralettes that are backless, or you might even try buying that sports tape, the kind that only sticks to its self and leaves no residue and get a super cheap bra at Ross that has cups that fit, cut off back of bra and have some one your really close to help you practice taping everything in place. Good luck!

Post # 30
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I love the dress as is, I think putting any kind of belt or sash would change the sleek lines & wouldn’t really work with the style of your dress…I think a big chunky bracelet or cuff, like the one posted earlier would work!

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