(Closed) What to add to the top of this dress?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

johnsontobe520 :  personally, I would prefer to cut the bow and have the belt sewn into the dress. I think the sleeves look lovely. I wouldn’t add anything else to the dress.

Post # 3
1195 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

johnsontobe520 :  I would actually get a different belt. You appear to be petite and the belt seems to cut you in half. A thinner belt would be more flattering IMO.

The sweetheart neckline looks too high up, too. 

I think an off the shoulder topper would look better than the cap sleeves, too. 

Post # 4
2506 posts
Sugar bee

johnsontobe520 :  cap sleeves are rarely flattering on anyone, unless you have chicken wings for arms. I’d do the topper instead. That belt is eating you…you need a thinner one for your frame. I’d leave the bow (which I think always looks pretty on the back) so the belt is still detachable. Maybe you’ll want it separate from the dress someday as an heirloom or something)

Post # 5
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would get a different, thinner belt. I would definitely have it cut and sewn to the dress. 

Post # 6
26 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

beautiful dress! i love the heirloom idea that a previous bee posted. i also agree and think that a thinner belt may be more complementing to the dress, and then having a satin bow on a lace dress wont look odd. and i love the sleeves! i wouldnt change them. i dont think you need to add anything else. if you do decide to tie the belt on and have a big bow on the back, that will add something to the back of the dress.

Post # 7
2357 posts
Buzzing bee

johnsontobe520 :  The sleeves look good and I agree with you that I will not under any circumstances go sleeveless. I put my foot down in every dress shop I went to. It ain’t happening.

The belt however, is too large, and I think a smaller one is in order. I would also sew it in. I tried one on as well, and it just kinda hung there doin’ a whole lot of nothing. 

Post # 8
1919 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

johnsontobe520 :  beautiful! I vote NO bow! For sure have any belt that you go with sewn in.

Post # 9
8842 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

johnsontobe520 :  

Sleeves look good , but a topper may suit your preferences more .  Not that belt, as pps have said, its  far too wide ( and far too blingy,   but I always  say that!)  And if your dress does have belt or a sash  ,  narrow and with  no bow or ribbons down the  back.   

Post # 10
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

it’s a very pretty dress and I love the look of the sleaves but it depends on your taste and the modesty requirements of your Church.

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