(Closed) Ribbon or belt?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which looks better
    Keep the ribbon : (20 votes)
    29 %
    Buy a belt : (36 votes)
    53 %
    neither, take the ribbon off : (12 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    I LOVE the belt on Style Me Pretty! I would definitely vote for that over the plain grey ribbon (I’m sorry…me and my expensive tastes!) 😉

     

    Post # 4
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    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Hm. I really like the ribbon, but I really like blingy belts. Tough choice.

    Post # 5
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    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Hmmm…. initially I was thinking ribbon.  Now the belt is growing on me.  I don’t think you can go wrong!

    Post # 6
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    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love the belt on SMP too. I have a ribbon on my dress (which looks a lot like yours, especially the skirt) but my ribbon is much wider than yours. I feel like the ribbon that comes with your dress is a little too thin (I would add about another 1.5-2″ to the width) and it kind of looks like an afterthought. If you like the ribbon look, I would see how much it is to get a wider ribbon (or at least try holding up a wider one to see how it would look before you commit).

    Post # 7
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    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I just don’t like look of the long ribbon hanging down.  With so much texture in the skirt, it looks a little odd. You could get a wider grey satin ribbon (like the one on SMP) and have it sewn onto the dress as a belt, which would give you sort of a hybrid look and would be pretty inexpensive. 

    Post # 9
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    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think you should keep the ribbon because you really love it!! It’s just your mom who doesn’t like it, and it’s not her wedding! I am wearing a colored belt myself!! You should do what YOU want, not what anyone else wants! 🙂

    Post # 12
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    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @futuremrspaulino:  unless you’re wearing it as a sash, I think it’s pretty common to just have it sewn on.  That way you know it won’t shift or move or come undone and you don’t have to worry about bulky fasteners, or whether the fastener gets in the way of the buttons or other closure of the dress.  You wouldn’t have to have it sewn on though, if you don’t want to, and you could always have it removed after the wedding.    

    Post # 13
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    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Either one is fine but it needs to be wider (like the SMP sash).  What about a light grey ribbon that’s the same width as the SMP one?

    I also don’t like it hanging down in front, better to have it tied in back or a closed loop belt.

    Post # 14
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    731 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I wouldn’t add a belt; its blinginess may clash with the already-glitzy top of the dress.

    I’d really love to see a wider ribbon, though! It can stil be grey!

    Post # 16
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    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @futuremrspaulino:  Generally, a sash ties in a bow and a belt does not.  Bridal belts usually come with a hook and eye closure, but like I said, they’re often just sewn onto the dress so they don’t need any closure.  A sash will be tied in a bow with the ribbons hanging down.  And of course, most sashes can be made into a belt if you don’t like the bow look.  

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