Post # 1
After a long bout of dress regret, I can proudly say that I think that I have tamed that beast… for now. 🙂 It helps when the dress you actually ordered finally, at long last, ARRIVES.
So I took my dress for a spin at a few accessories appointments, and I find myself needing the wisdom of the hive again for help in figuring out the whole look.
In general, I would like the following:
- long cathedral circular veil (love the grandeur of it, and since my dress has a very modest sweep train, I think I need it to match our venue)
- no necklace (though I could be convinced to add one…)
Which look do you prefer?
Look 1 – “soft romance” (lace-trimmed veil, pearl earrings, pearl brooch, pearl bracelet)
Try to ignore the fact that the dress appears to fit much better in these photos. The dress is unaltered and too big (argh, so annoying), so the consultant shoved a huge pillow down the back of my dress.
Look 2 – “more drama” (ivory pencil-edged veil, blingier earrings, blingy brooch)
Try to ignore the fact that the dress is so boxy and loose. This consultant did not clip or shove any pillows down my dress. And imagine the same champagne/ivory sash as above.
And last but not least – the shoes:
Or would you combine elements of the above differently? Or do something else entirely? Thoughts, opinions always welcome. 🙂
Post # 3
@chateau2013: #2 for sure. Even though it’s the called “more drama” look, it is so much more streamlined than the first (because it has far less going on, which is a great thing).
With look #1, all I see is lace and accessories, but you get lost in all of the extras. With look #2, all I see is you, love. 😀
Post # 4
@chateau2013: I can’t pick! Lol. Both looks are beautiful 🙂 I love the sash, although I think if it were in the same colour as your dress, it wouldn’t draw the eye so much. That said, yours is the closest gown to mine I’ve seen on the bee and I LOVE it 🙂 Gives me a better appreciation of what mine’s going to look like when it actually fits me properly and isn’t far too long 😛
Post # 5
I prefer the lace veil and jewlery from the first look, but I’m not loving that sash/brooch combo at all. You don’t need anything at the waist IMO.
Post # 6
@chateau2013: I think they both are lovely, but #1!
Post # 7
I think the 2nd look is more romantic than the first look :)) It looks very clean. I would go for the 2nd look.
Post # 8
I had always thought that I wanted a lace-trimmed veil but then I was suddenly worried that the luck became ‘busy’. So I totally see your point about #2 being cleaner and less distracting!
Post # 9
I think 2 does more for your figure. The earrings are great too!
Post # 10
@goingtotherooftopoflove: so nice to meet another bee with a similar dress! 🙂 this is not the dress i thought i would get, but it’s grown on me a lot. it helps soooo much to see similar dresses on other real brides and to have the dress altered to your size. all those stock photos of models can often distort our perceptions of dresses! have you posted photos of your dress? would love to see it. thanks for the input too! 🙂
Post # 11
I prefer the soft romantic look, but of course that is just a personal preference and the direction I am going.
Post # 12
@chateau2013: Look #2 is gorgeous!
Post # 13
@chateau2013: My dress photos are buried in another thread so hope you don’t mind me posting here 🙂 Mine’s more A-line than yours (is yours a trumpet?) but I still think it’s along the same lines 🙂 They’re going to make mine with more of a sweetheart neckline. It’s going to be made to measure and I just can’t wait to see it made on a smaller scale to fit my 5’2″ height! lol
Post # 14
I like the first look myself. I think a necklace would look nice since the dress is strapless and like me you have elongated shoulders (I mean in height not in width…if that makes sense) I don’t think a necklace would be too much. Because I feel that I am elongated in this area I opted for straps on my dress and no necklace, but if I didn’t have the straps I would’ve definitely worn a necklace.
Hope that helps…but I love the pearl earrings in the first option =)
Post # 15
@chateau2013: Yay, your dress came in! Glad you are loving it, it’s beautiful and classic on you.
I much prefer the more drama look. It’s funny, I’ve always loved lace-trim veils in theory but in practice, I almost always prefer a raw-edged veil. I think if you want to incorporate lace, maybe a lace applique veil (think Vera’s Audrey veil) would be beautiful. But as things stand now, I prefer the raw edge veil by a mile (and also the blingier earrings).
Post # 16
@goingtotherooftopoflove: beautiful! i really like the veil – i like how the lace is only trimmed at the bottom. and the tulle sleeves are lovely as well. 🙂