Post # 1
I need help with my dress accessories. I bought the hairpiece and the ivory sash.. but the more I look at it.. it just doesn’t look right. Any other accessory options that might look better? Thanks!! **sidenote: Please excuse the arm/armpit/back fat, the gym and I are working on it. 🙂
Post # 3
out of the three pics.. i really like the pink sash & material the best! really like your dress & it looks great on you!! good luck with your decision!!!
Post # 4
IMO, the hairpiece (whilst gorgeous!) is just too much with the dress & the ivory sash.
The dress & sash look great together, but I would go with a simple, understated hair piece or just a veil.
Hope you are kidding about the arm/armpit/back fat, you look AMAZING in that dress!!
Post # 5
You look wonderful!
My first instinct is that maybe you need a blingy sash…but i like the soft look that you’ve created with these two sashes. Maybe something to contrast with the pink, perhaps?
Also, I’m with the girls that we can’t see any of your arm fats, but coming from a girl who is also arm conscious, I totally get it. Have you read any of the threads passing through on ways to solve armpit fat (ie alterations to the back of the dress making it a slight V cut if that’s what they call it) without having to stress at the gym?
Post # 6
You have a lovely gown! I think you would benefit greatly from a sash that was not tied in the front, but rather, came to a small, neat tie or bow in the back. This way, you would have the clean line of the sash defining your waist without a huge poof of extra fabric creating a wider silhouette, or without the excess sash hanging down in front of you, blocking the natural waves of fabric in the skirt. For instance, that pink sash would work much better if it was tied properly behind you. We’d see the contrast of the pink on white, accentuating your waist, and we’d see the flow of the skirt’s fabric beautifully.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
That dress has a lot going on, so I don’t think you need a sash with it. I vote for the headpiece with no sash.
Post # 8
I always imagined this dress went with the cherry blossom style belt at DB. It’s got some pop, but doesn’t overpower the amazing skirt.
Post # 9
@Scottielass: That belt was what I was gonna say!
Don’t you even worry about arm fat-you are the only one that sees it. You look fab.
Post # 10
I think the pink belt/sash takes something away from the dress, yet the other one isn’t quite enough. I think a blingy sash would be great, something white so it blends with the dress and has just the bling right in the front.
Post # 11
I know that horsehair sash comes in black…did you try that at all (maybe that doesn’t go with your colors or would be too much)?
I voted for the pink, but mainly because I thought the ivory sash blended in too much with all the lovely ivory fluffiness of the dress. I also like the cherry blossom suggestion above!
Post # 12
i like the pink sash – but i think you need something more dressy for that dress…but i really like how it gives definition at the bust, where the ivory one just kind gets lost.
i say go long veil!
@sparkles_10: ooo i bet the horsehair one in black would look really good!
Post # 13
Personally, I would go with a belt that has some bling on it. I think the dress looks great on you but a sparkly belt will really pull it all together!
Post # 14
is that a vera wang? … if it is and if vera didnt add the sash it means it doesnt need one… go with the natural beauty of the dress and you wont be so confused about it. the dress is simple but at the same time has lots going on .. I would say nay to both and keep it simple and ..vera (or whoever the designer is)
Post # 15
I’m not so much a fan of the two sashes you posted (the pink looks a bit flat with the softness of the gown and the cream one is a bit too much with everything going on already with the skirt). I would look into a floral belt (either in color or cream). I love the flower sash that Scottielass posted.
As for the hair piece, I agree with the others that it might be too much with this dress. Maybe go with a simple flower? Your dress is gorgeous so you don’t want to overshadow it.
Post # 16
Thanks girls!!! You guys are so nice!
Here is the dress without a sash.
I’ve never really thought about blingy sashes. I think this is the only one I tried on that was even close to blingy.
@bridalblush- It is from Vera Wang’s White Collection @ David’s Bridal. She’s had a sash on it in a few of the runway shows, but it’s the simple one tied to the side in a weird loop in black. The DB people might be able to show me how? Their mannequin has the same thing.
@cornflakegirl- I really like the idea of tying it in the back! When I get my alterations done, I’ll have to try that sash again.
@sparkles10- I tried the black one on with the blush dress and it was AMAAAZING!! My colors are navy and pink though. I was so close to buying the blush dress.. but I just couldn’t picture myself wearing any other color except white/ivory!
@Scottielass- I LOVE that sash! I tried to order it with the dress, but they’re not even taking orders for it until April. 🙁 She said even then they probably won’t order it though bc they cannot submit an order when the estimated arrival date is after your wedding date. (Even though my dress was supposed to take until June 1st and came in 2 weeks after ordering back in Feb!) Etsy has a few similar ones I’ve been stalking though.