Wedding dress topper? *pics*

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I much prefer it without the topper. The dress itself looks amazing on you!
But he topper is quite unflattering, I think the lace draws your eyes out making your chest/shoulders look wider. I think it could look amazing with a sparkly belt though (or maybe just a different topper?).

Post # 3
1657 posts
Bumble bee

I’d say no, I don’t feel like it suits the design of this dress, or it looks mismatched. 


Maybe a plain tulle one? 

Post # 4
1657 posts
Bumble bee

I also think with a long veil and hair down and a blusher …you have more than enough layers. I’d say ditch the topper. Its,beautiful  without 

Post # 5
7989 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I very much prefer it without the topper. Do you need one for a church ceremony? If not, I would go without it, as it is far more flattering without.

Post # 6
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: London

I was in exactly the same position! Very similar neckline and everything. I really wanted 2 looks too, but in the end i have decided i was making it a bit fussy by adding a topper and it took away from the classic beauty of the dress! 


Post # 8
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

+1 for without…. it’s beautiful!!

Post # 9
762 posts
Busy bee

As much as I generally prefer sleeves and straps to strapless, your dress looks like it was meant to be strapless. 

I think a cathedral length veil and blusher for the ceremony would be enough for a distinct look if you took them off for the reception. Perhaps you could switch from the veil to some other hair accessory. 

Post # 10
4095 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

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bboyschica :  Your dress is so classic & elegant! I agree with the no topper consensus. As for straight hair holding curl… I feel you! I have found dirty hair works best. I wash my hair the day before and use dry shampoo in the roots the day of, if I need to. Also, my hair holds flat iron curls 1000X better than any other curl. If you’re doing it yourself, spritz the strand with hairspray before and after, don’t finger comb until an hour or so after (You want to make sure the hair is completely  cooled & set before you finger comb it!). My stylist can somehow get my hair to hold curls for 2 days, which is practically a miracle in my world, just by using a flat iron

Post # 11
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

That dress is gorgeous. I would NOT do any sort of topper!

Post # 12
1407 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

The dress looks much better without the topper, and with a veil and blusher you won’t need one anyways!

Post # 13
1097 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I had a topper with my dress and LOVED IT because I could take it off for the reception and get the two dress look. But your dress I don’t think fits having a topper, especially not THAT topper. It is STUNNING without and I would leave it that way.

Post # 14
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I don’t like that topper. I suppose it couldn’t hurt to try on some others, but it sounds like you’d be wearing it with the veil, so you’re not really get maximum impact anyway. And that dress is STUNNING on you as-is.

As for curls, have you tried rollers in wet hair? My hair takes a curling iron curl okay, so maybe hair that won’t curl reacts differently, but if I set it when it’s wet, you can’t budge that texture for love or money. Goes double if I dry it with heat, but just sleeping in curlers is plenty. The cheap spongy ones are okay to sleep on, especially if you arrange them right, quality doesn’t seem to matter much, if you want to give it a couple home trials before you ask a professional to give it a go under a salon hood.

Post # 15
215 posts
Helper bee

It looks so much better without the topper!!! Simple but beautiful.

The topper makes it look old-ladish.

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