(Closed) Should I put a sash/belt on this lace gown?

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 9
8878 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I agree, no sash. The dress is already stunning!

Post # 10
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
4149 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m usually all for a sash, but not with this dress.  It’s perfect without a sash.

Post # 12
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think a sash would just take away from the dress, honestly.

Post # 13
39 posts

i would say no, the dress is beautiful by itself

Post # 14
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
4410 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
1139 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That dress is perfect without a sash, and it does not have the back for one.

Post # 20
11535 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

No sash, the dress is stunnig on its own

Post # 22
11259 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

no sash.  not with that back.

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