(Closed) Should I add a belt/sash to my wedding dress?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I add a belt to my wedding dress?
    No, leave it as it is : (25 votes)
    57 %
    Yes, a 'barely' there belt : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, a big belt : (5 votes)
    11 %
    Yes, a medium sized belt : (6 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
    421 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I think if you really want a belt, I’d go for something simple, like a satin ribbon in your choice of colors.  I think those belts you posted look too similar to the fabric of the dress to be of use in defining your waist.  Your dress is gorgeous by the way!

    Post # 3
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wouldn’t put a beaded belt, it’ll just blend into the dress. I would put a crystal belt so it’d pop! 

    Post # 4
    14 posts
    • Wedding: July 2016

    monsterly:  I agree. I think a thin sash with crystals can really accentuate your waist without being too blingy or overpowering your gorgeous dress. 

    Post # 5
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    I’m pro medium size belt!

    Post # 6
    938 posts
    Busy bee

    The downfall of a belt though is that it will most likely be sewn into the dress.  Unless it is tied separately from the dress, it is just going to lay on top of the dress rather than synch your waist in.  I would probably focus on altering your dress in to being tighter around your waist to give you more definition 🙂  Gorgeous dress!

    Post # 7
    4258 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I like the secind pic.

    Post # 8
    1241 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    Totally agree with snowflake1! You dress is stunning but I think a dainty belt couldn’t hurt it one bit.


    Post # 9
    89 posts
    Worker bee

    Usually, I’m all for belts, but the seamlessness of the lace on your dress looks amazing without a belt – I totally agree with other Bees though, I don’t think a dainty belt would break up the look of the lace too much and could add some sparkle!

    Post # 10
    8559 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper



    I think you should  leave it just  as  it is, it is beautiful. If your already have a nice willowy waist, that’s lovely,   no need  to try and accentuate it more .

    I have always  thought belts rarely  do that anyway on fitted dresses, they add bulk and often seem to make the waist look wider than it is. (On a ballgown, it is a bit  different and can make the big skirt look even more flared out  from  the waist)  

    Post # 11
    3389 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think you should leave it as is, I feel like a belt would just take away from the dress.  

    Post # 12
    697 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think belts are getting over used. Just another facet of the wedding industry. 

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