Post # 1
i have a small dilemma. should i put a sash or belt on this lace gown? i am 5′ tall so i feel that a belt on this would make me look taller. at the same time, will the belt be too much for the design of this gown? would really appreciate your advices.
Post # 9
I agree, no sash. The dress is already stunning!
Post # 10
The only way I would do a sash is to attach one to the front so you don’t have to tie it in the back and take away from it! I have an all lace dress and am wearing a sash to “break it up” and define my waist more…it’s white ribbon with a rhinestone in the middle
Post # 11
I’m usually all for a sash, but not with this dress. It’s perfect without a sash.
Post # 12
I think a sash would just take away from the dress, honestly.
Post # 13
i would say no, the dress is beautiful by itself
Post # 14
No sash. I think if the back wasn’t so intricate and gorgeous I’d say to maybe have one, but I think it would be too much with one. Perfect as is.
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - ceremony at a gazebo outside, reception at neighboring restaurant on a lake
The sash is beaded with satin and the dress with lace…is that too busy maybe?
I think no sash as well. I’m not great with fashion though….
Post # 16
i can understand where you’re coming from on this. i’m also wondering at the moment whether or not i should put a sash on my dress as i also feel my body shape requires some definition at the waist. however, like yours my dress also has a low, detailed back so i am thinking of having a delicate sash sewn on to the front.
looking at your dress, i think you actually could get away with one – not anything too wide, just maybe some rhinestones about 3 inches across sewn directly on to the dress on the empire line i.e. underneath the bust. you could maybe even just pin a rhinestone brooch on? i wouldn’t bother with a ribbon at all as i think it might look a bit funny at the back. maybe ask your dressmaker when getting your alterations done?
there are loads of beautiful sew-on sashes & appliques on etsy. some of the beaded appliques (not attached to a ribbon) are only a few dollars in price. you could even just buy one of those or a cheap brooch just to try it out first. beautiful dress BTW!
Post # 17
- Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA
If you are only 5′ tall, putting on a belt will cut you in half and make you look shorter. You want to keep the long line of the dress to make you look taller. I vote no to a belt or a sash.
Post # 18
I am 5″2 and have a lace gown with a sash and it makes me look tall. Do u have a picture of you in the dress? It is hard to tell with just the model pic. I have a sash because my tummy isn’t completely flat so compliments my waistline better.
Post # 19
That dress is perfect without a sash, and it does not have the back for one.
Post # 20
I agree with PPs who have said that this dress is perfect without a sash and that the design of the gown does not allow for one.
Also, believe it or not, a sash would not make you look taller but would actually divide your body in half. Sashes look AMAZING on many dresses; however, this would not be one of them.
Post # 21
No sash, the dress is stunnig on its own
Post # 22
no sash. not with that back.