(Closed) What veil / jewelry / wrap / hosiery/ other accessories with this dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would maybe try to match your undergarmets to the shade of the sash. Not sure about the stockings though, I prefer nude hose, maybe you could find some nude hose with pretty lace at the top that would match your dress.

I’m not a fan of gloves, so I’d skip those (but that’s a personal preference).

I honestly don’t think that dress needs a necklace since the neckline is interesting and the lace covers most of your shoulders.

But I’d definately try to match your earrings to the brooch.

Post # 5
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Honestly, you really don’t have to decide on a veil until closer to your date, so I’d wait until you get your dress in and try on a few differnt styles with it to see what you like the best.

I’d probably go with a simple fingertip length mantilla veil, or one with just a lace edge on it.  I think that look is very classy, but if you are trying to go for a more ‘vintage’ look, you may need to try some other options.  You could even get away without a veil all together and do a really pretty fascinator or something like that, which I think would probably be better than a birdcade veil.

As for a wrap… I can’t imagine what would look good with that dress since it already has the cap sleeves.  I would probably just pick up a pashmina that matches the pink ribbon and use it to cover up when I needed to.

Post # 7
47 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m a huge fan of birdcage veils, especially if you’re looking for that vintage feel.  You can go with either the French netting or the tulle to create the birdcage.  Each fabric gives its own unique look, not to mention various fascinators that can add a different flair.  Check out http://www.unveiledbridaldesigns.com for some looks.  The designer, Dorene, made me a custom birdcage veil from my mom’s cathedral-length veil with fascinator of feathers, lace, pearls, and crystals.  She wonderful!  You can send her pictures of your dress, venue, wedding colors, describe your personality and she’ll be happy to give you suggestions.  I’m a huge fan of her.  Anyway, good luck with the hunt!  The dress looks beautiful!!

Post # 8
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I second the birdcage. I just feel that your dress is so gorgeous and I can’t picture a traditional veil with it. I think a birdcage will balance it out more. I think it’s the sillhouette of the dress or perhaps the neckline and the detail under the bust. I just think a traditional veil might be too much… Beautiful dress though! 🙂

Post # 10
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love your dress–it is so unique yet very classic. Here are my opinions:

Undergarments – with the bodice and hips being more fitted, I highly recommend a longline bra with attached garters.  Not that sexy but you really want a smooth line under that dress.  Dominque and Va Bien both make pretty long versions.  Make sure the color matches your skin tone.

Crinoline – wait until the dress comes in and try it out.  If there is already tulle in the skirt, the crinoline might be too much.

Hosiery – definitely nude (seriously, I never thought I’d say that after 1979).  However, the better brands have really sheer styles in more natural colors.  Nobody will really be able to tell under your dress anyway.

Veil – I think the birdcage would look great with this.  However, if you really want a veil, DB sells very plain, very sheer veils at a good price.  I bought a chapel length one for $69 and it is practically see thru.  You can do something more traditional for your ceremony and switch to a birdcage for the reception if you are undecided.  There are also some great Etsy sellers.  Look for something with a cut edge if you don’t want anything that competes with your dress.

Wrap – the picture you posted is too casual.  A pashmina may not be warm enough.  However, between your bra, dress, hosiery and excitement you will probably be warmer than you think.  I would really dig into a faux or vintage real fur wrap.

jewels – earrings for sure, bracelet optional, no necklace.

Post # 12
4 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

where did you find the vintage undergarment?  it’s great!  i’m also searching for something similar.  did you ever find out how low it is in the back?  my dress is pretty low. thanks!


Post # 13
374 posts
Helper bee

bird cage veil, short wrist gloves.   This dress is absoltely amazing!  Lovely.

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