Post # 1
Do any of you lovely bees have suggestions for how I can spruce up my dress and make it feel just a little more special? I’m thinking of getting embellishments sewn on the dress but don’t know where they should go (neckline? waistline? sprinkled throughout the bodice?) or who does this type of work (seamstress? dressmaker?). Would a crystal sash look good with this style or ruin it? I can’t tell. I’m absolutely clueless when it comes to design and accessorizing.
Also, do you think it could use a crinoline for extra structure/ oomph or do you like how it flows as is?
I look forward to any advice you can give me. (p.s. this is a sample. mine hasn’t come in yet)
Post # 3
instead of embellishments, i would add a rhinestone sash.
when your dress comes in, try it on with a few different crinolines to see what you like. normally, samples get kind of smushed due to lots of try ons, so there’s a possibility that your dress will be much poofier than this one.
Post # 4
I think your dress is beautiful just the way it is. If you want to add something try a sah or belt something you can try on and take off incase you dont like it, but like I said your gown is simply beautiful the way it is.
You can always add to your look an embellished necklace or large glamorous earrings and a bracelet and maybe a hair piece for when you take off your veil to “spruce” up your look.
Ps I love it! who is the designer?
Post # 5
I’d try a sash as kitzy suggests. You could also enquire about the possibility of having swarovksi cystals sewn onto the dress throughout the bodice. I don’t think it needs too much as it’s a lovely dress.
Post # 6
I think your dress is gorgeous!! But as amberdawn1064 said a belt would be perfect!!! Larazo makes the prettiest sparkly belts that would look amazing and you can definately remove it if you want too! 🙂
Post # 7
I agree wit everyone else. Add a sash/belt would be nice.
Post # 8
i would add an applique under the bust and maybe a brooch on the side near a pick-up? or just somewhere on the side… i love brooches… : )
Post # 9
I agree with PPs that a nice sash would really set off the dress and add a nice point of interest. 🙂
Post # 10
Wow, thanks to all of you for being so quick to offer advice! I appreciate all of your helpful tips. I will definitely look into a sash.
@kitzy: Good point about the sample dress. It didn’t even occur to me that the sample might be more smashed/ less poofy because it’s been tried on so many times.
@amberdawn1064: Thanks so much for the compliment! The designer is Barbara Allin. She’s a Canadian designer. 🙂 And good point about being able to take off the sash in case I don’t like it. Maybe I shouldn’t risk doing something more permanent to the dress. It might not turn out right and then I’d be sad.
@TuckersGirl: Thanks for the Lazaro tip! I’m going to check out their sashes!
@dfurst: I hadn’t thought of an applique or brooch, I’ll give those a look as well. Thanks!
Post # 11
ooo i love th sash idea – i tried on a mori lee dress that had a beautiful embellished sash
Post # 12
Try etsy for sashes too– I love your dress but a sash would really sass it up! 🙂
Post # 13
I would leave the dress as is and accessorize with some great statement jewelry.
Post # 14
I think it would be awesome with just a “statement” necklace and some pretty knobs in your ears to match.
Post # 15
@JamieL17: Thanks for the Etsy tip! They do have a lot of beautiful sashes.
@sailor: That’s a great idea too. I’ll have to get a friend to help me pick something out if I go that route. I don’t trust my own judgement when it comes to accessories. 🙂
@totheislnds: That is pretty! Thanks for the visual reference. 🙂
Post # 16
I agree a beaded belt/sash.
I would wear a chunkier style necklace with it.