(Closed) To be(lt) or not to be(lt)?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: To belt or not to belt?
    Belt it! : (46 votes)
    47 %
    Don't belt it! : (52 votes)
    53 %
    Other! (and tell me what you would do) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think a sash or belt would look fabulous, either your main wedding color or white. I think it would add something to the dress. You look very flattering in that dress by the way!

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like it without

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee

    Nope, don’t do it. I was over the belt trend before it started (for the most part). Your dress looks amazing as-is. You can get the same sparkle from jewelry. 

    ETA: A statement necklace + belt often looks way too cluttered and distracting. The necklace points down to the sparkly belt. The belt says “look at the two halves of my body.” The dress is underappreciated. 🙁

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    It’d be different if the dress was plain, but it’s not. It’s gorgeous and sophistocated and to belt it would just take away from the natural elegance there.

    Disclaimer: I hate the trend of belting dresses, for the most part, though some look good — but I’d never do it on my own dress, so I could be biased!

     

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i think you have picked a goregousssss dress, and i like it without a belt!!!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think your dress would be cute with a belt, but if you intend to wear a necklace I wouldn’t belt it also. It’s very pretty as-is, so I think once you have the necklace you’ll feel like it’s  complete 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think its gorgeous and you don’t need one with it.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @dreamhazer:  A sash would look beautiful, and you could always get a ribbon sash in one of your colours with a little or no bling on it.

     I agree that lacy dresses with blingy sashes are starting to become a little overdone, and I understand that you don’t want to wear any kind of ‘early 2010s bride’ uniform that looks exactly the same as everyone else. 

    That said, a sash would really look great with your dress and could possibly be handed down and make a good ‘something borrowed’ one day for any daughters you might have. 

    Your dress would look lovely with a sash, but it doesn’t need one to complete it and if you wanted to go without one then it would look just as good. So it’s really up to you. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    No belt- beautiful dress!!

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    don’t do it! A big colorful necklace and a juliet cap veil with pearls already sounds like a lot, to me adding a belt would be way over the top. If anyone says something behind your back about not wearing a belt with your wedding dress, that’s stupid. Since when do we HAVE to put belts on evening gowns? I am pretty sure I’m not adding one to mine. 

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    @dreamhazer:  I figured- pretty veil! But it’s still very designed and unusual. I would go as far as to say the belt with a plain juliet cap veil would still be too much. No one will criticize you for not being sparkly enough

    ETA have you tried everything on together? Maybe it would put your mind at ease to put everything on with a sash (even if it was just a ribbon with something pinned to it) so that you could see what it would look like.

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