Please help an unconventional Bee accessorise a conventional gown!

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 2
119 posts
Blushing bee

Well first of all I really wouldn’t classify that as a conventional gown so your half way there already. It is stunning by the way. 

As to your question, I personally think the veil is the most visually bridal part of the outfit even more so than the dress at time because I know some occasions where you wear a formal dress but 0 where you typically wear a veil. So if a long cathedral veil is the most “conventional” in this case, and without knowing much else about your wedding I think you could rock a unconventional non-veil like headpiece. Bird cage veil with feathers? Flower Crown with crazy colours? Fascinater? I don’t think you really have to worry if it’s you, you clearly love it so it’s you. Find other things you love and you will look amazing. 

Post # 3
2497 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

MrsBaconBear :  That dress is just stunning!  I’m a minimalist when it comes to accessories (sorry); maybe avoid a necklace since the top of the dress has so much detail/sparkle already? 

I really LOVE dark nail polish for a bride (think wine, burgandy, eggplant, charcoal, navy, etc.). It’s edgy and fun and interesting. Good luck! 

Post # 4
2410 posts
Buzzing bee

I’d do a fabulous fascinator (maybe with feathers and a bit of sparkle) rather than a veil.  

Post # 5
3271 posts
Sugar bee

Personally, I would go no veil, big bouncy blow out, big statement earrings, and a colorful bouquet (e.g. hot pink if spring/summer or wine if fall/winter).

Post # 6
3039 posts
Sugar bee

MrsBaconBear :  Here’s my suggestion – hat and rubber bracelet –  inspired by two great 1980s icons of the music scene: Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. 

Post # 9
953 posts
Busy bee

When I clicked on this post I thought I would recommend statement jewelry, but since your bodice already has enough sparkle (It really is a stunning dress!!!) I’m not sure much jewelry is needed. 

I think that birdcage veils can be very punk rock. Despending on how bold you want to be, I’ve also seen black veils for sale. 

I love the idea of black nail polish (I work in the arts and I wear black nail polish all the time to an othewise professional office. It can be very chick!) 

Post # 10
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Oh my goodness I would love to see this dress with a Cyndi Lauper kind of edge to it! But those veils you posted are pretty funky too. I’d probably go for a chunky-ish choker/necklace and I do like the idea of the hat too if you’re a hat kinda gal.

Post # 11
4528 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsBaconBear :  I would do a  single large black flower worn just behind the ear with a thin ribbon worn like a headband or a black lace kind of piece.  Black statement earring and a black bracelet. I’d do a bold lip in a darker tone and a dark nail like a PP suggested. 

I think that would still look classic but edgy to match your dress.

Post # 12
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

MrsBaconBear :  Oh damn are those veil pictures from Crown and Glory?! I was just going to comment with a link and some images from their website because I thought they would be perfect for you.


I think your dress is stunning and not conventional at all! I think some vampy makeup and a fun Crown and Glory veil would bring the whole look together beautifully. Maybe even some edgy shoes (ankle boots?) and a cool hairpiece? 

Post # 14
2845 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

MrsBaconBear :  I’ve set myself the slightly crazy challenge of finding a necklace to go with that…

I think it is possible to wear a necklace with it, but you should go for something that picks out the details of the dress without overwhelming it. I think pearl, mother of pearl or moonstone would also work, because they would bring out the iridescent quality of the skirt. 

Here are some options:





Post # 15
195 posts
Blushing bee

80s rock as in Madonna? Try a smakk black bolero (leather!), black bird cage veil and black shoes.

If you use nailpolish: have that black too

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