(Closed) Thoughts/suggestions on non-traditional dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I love it the way it is! It’s bridal if you’re a bride and you wear it! I do really like the embellishmen, though, and I think a sash would take away some of what makes this special. You could always try some sashes on over it and see what you think before removing it altogether.

Post # 3
1949 posts
Buzzing bee

I think if you wear a veil you will look very bridal

Post # 4
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Just adding a veil makes any dress bridal, trust me. When someone says ‘non-traditional’ I think either their dress won’t be white or their dress won’t be the typical bridal shapes/styles. Since the dress is still white it’s got that edge going for it. A veil and a new spouce on your arm will do the trick just fine. And congrats on finding your dress!

Post # 5
216 posts
Helper bee

Love this dress! What does the back look like and where is it from? I don’t know if I would add a veil, I think that might make it look too heavy and overwhelming. What about a beautiful hair comb to match the brooch? 

Post # 6
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Saint Domingue

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akane86:  I’ve tried on a dress very much like this and it was lovely.  I would have used it for my wedding had it been in a color I wanted and had I been in the market for a wedding gown at the time.  Alas, I was not.  

If you like it when you’ve tried it on then go for it!  

Post # 7
3106 posts
Sugar bee

To be very honest, the dress would be ruined if you made any of the changes you mentioned.  Don’t mess with perfection!  To add the bridal touch, a headpiece just as sophisticated as  your dress is all you really need.  This one from Twigs and Honey would work beautifully with your dress:

Post # 11
111 posts
Blushing bee

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akane86:  I agree with the above posts which say that this dress looks perfect as it is! Would love to see it on you to get an idea of what it looks like on you in particular. But I think an up-do will make this look lean more towards elegant, with a hair accessory so the attention is still on your face.

Post # 12
40 posts

You picked a classic dress (it’s reminiscent of 1930’s Old Hollywood) and it’s definitely bridal material. I actually like it with the full-length sleeves but 3/4 sleeves would be fine, too. To make it more bridal, I would definitely wear an updo with earrings and a bib neclace. Don’t take off the embellishment at the waist! That’s what gives the dress its vintage charm and, besides, sashes are more for ballgown or A-line dresses, which you are steering away from.

Post # 13
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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akane86:  I think you should leave the dress as is. I’m not even sure if you’d need to wear a necklace with it. 

As the PP said, just wear a spectacular headpiece with it, to go with the Old Hollywood vibe.

Post # 14
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Don’t change a thing, it’s perfect, a headpiece or veil and you’ll be the perfect bride. 

Post # 15
2274 posts
Buzzing bee

Perfect as it is- don’t mess with it.

Accessorize accessorize ACCESSORIZE!

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