Post # 1
So here is my wedding dress from David’s Bridal. I am definitely not doing strapless. I went ahead and purchased these lace sleeves for $40 since they were being discontinued. (Right now they are just tucked in the dress to see what it looks like). I love them, but was also considering asking the lady doing my alterations to add a topper: something that would give an illusion neckline and buttons down the back. What do you all think? Could I buy a topper somewhere, or would it have to be made? The back of my dress is just a zipper, so I’d love to add a little more wow-factor to it, without going crazy with spending.
Also, another question. The belt is pretty long. Do you think a large satin bow would look good in the back, or should I have it cut off and sewn to the dress without a bow? I’m just a little iffy on whether or not a satin bow matches a lace dress.
Post # 2
- 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
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
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
I would get a different, thinner belt. I would definitely have it cut and sewn to the dress.
Post # 6
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
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
johnsontobe520 : beautiful! I vote NO bow! For sure have any belt that you go with sewn in.
Post # 9
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
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.