Post # 1
Bees, I need your help (yet again). I’ve picked my dress, but I can’t decide what belt/sash to wear with it! For reference, here is my dress with no sash:
There is a little beaded applique on the front that is a mixture of pearls and rhinestones. I could wear it sans belt, but I feel like I want a little more bling. FYI you can’t tell because of the clips, but the back is a zip-up with buttons. So, first I tried on a thicker belt that really matched the applique:
But I wasn’t 100% sure I liked a thick belt, so the next place I tried on a thinner belt, it is also more “sparkling”:
With this belt, she placed it a little higher. Do you like it there, or at my natural waist? I also tried on a third belt, which was narrow and all one width across, and I realized I really like ones that are a little wider in the middle.
My other option is to order a belt on Etsy. However, I am so nervous about doing that! What if the sash color doesn’t match my dress? Or it’s less sparkly in person? Or smaller? I like sashes that go all the way around the dress, not just something in the center. I don’t know, maybe I’m making too big of a deal out of this?!? Please, tell me which belt/sash you think is the best with my dress!
Post # 3
Hrrm, I don’t know how this got posted in Beauty. I was on the Dress pages. Anyone know how to move this over to the correct category?
Post # 4
Ooh they are both really pretty! I LOVE blingy sashes on wedding dresses! I think I like the second one just slightly more and I DO like it sitting up higher, more like an empire waistline than the natural waistline.
Post # 5
I like the thicker belt! I think it matches great with the applique on your dress.
Post # 6
PS – I’m having my wedding in Naperville… we’re really close to one another!
Post # 7
Personally, I prefer the first. I think that it really enhances your waist.
Post # 8
I like the thicker belt also. I think it defines your waist nicely.
Post # 9
Definitely belt #2! I love how it’s a little higher too…you look gorgeous in the dress by the way!
Post # 10
I like the second one placed higher up! I think it’s because there’s more space between it and the bling towards the bottom. Either will be gorgeous though!
Post # 11
Usually I love the thicker belts, but on your dress I think belt #2 looks so pretty! And I think it’s put in the perfect place, with your dress’ silhouette I think having it at the natural waist would look a bit off.
Post # 12
@random7890:I agree, I think the thicker belt looks like it was made for the dress…I would like it placed slightly higher though!
Post # 14
Belt 2 looks so good with that dress.
Post # 15
The 2nd one looks great and the placement of it is perfect – I just think the thicker belt is a bit too much. Without a belt it looks good too, but if you want some bling, give it some bling! 🙂
Post # 16
Honestly I love your dress as it is, without a belt. If you’re still looking for something with more punch, get a pretty serious statement necklace!
I’m battling this out with my own dress as well. I can’t decide on a sash… which probably means its better to go without. Good luck!