Post # 1
I bought my dress wayyy back in February (and it came in the wrong size, so I still don’t have it … but that’s another story) and I was convinced it needed a sash/belt. Both my mom and sister (MOH) said it could go either way.
Fast forward to three months later, and I find my most favourite belt at a sample accessories sale! Sadly, I do not have a photo of it on the dress, but when I bought my gown I tried it on with another belt. Shown here:
The belt I did by is more blingy, on an ivory silk sash and in some silver tones instead of gold, but I wanted to get the gist of what the dress looks like with a belt. What do you guys think?! I’m totally having second thoughts that maybe the dress should be left alone … but I already paid for the belt 🙁
Just to give an idea, here’s the dress on the model with no belt:
Post # 3
I’ll put the disclaimer that 95% of the time I prefer belts with wedding dresses, but for yours I definitely think it needs a little something to break up that long torso. Plus it gives you a great shape. Go for it!
Post # 4
i would go bling crazy with a belt for that dress! and maybe a bold necklace too!! That dress is GORGEOUS and is a perfect canvas for some awesome accessories! Love it. I would do something bold and maybe edgy – you can have a lot of fun with that dress. Love it!!
Post # 5
Nope you need a belt for sure I think for the exact reason another bee suggested. You need something to break up the bodice and redefine your waist. Without it you risk looking like a straight line instead of having a nice curve, the belt will hit you at the smallest part of you waist and enhance it.
Post # 7
That was my first thought! That it needed something extra. Still thinking if I should get the seamstress to sew it right onto the dress so there’s no bow in the back, or to leave it off for ceremony and put it on for the reception.
Post # 8
Going to give this a bump and see if anyone in the “no belt” category has a reason? I’m still so conflicted.
Post # 9
I would say belt, although the look of the dress with out it has a classic timeless look the belt would give you definition and give a an extra touch tgat would make it your dress.
Post # 10
belt definitely! Try etsy.com too for belts. If your having trouble with your salon I would recommend David’s bridal. While some people have a less than stellar experience they always get the job done.