(Closed) Your help needed: How to jazz up an "ok" dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Edited–couldn’t see the photo at first. Looks like a gorgeous dress, but if you wanted you could add a beaded sash around the waist to give it a little more sparkle or pizzazz. 

Post # 4
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree a sash or a beaded belt or a ribbon with a great sparkly item or flower, which ever is your style.

and a nice drop necklace, maybe with a color stone or interesting movement possibly like



Post # 5
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I second adding a sash. I think your waist does look good though!

Post # 7
4352 posts
Honey bee
Post # 8
1264 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with the previous posts. A sash would definitely work to define your waist and add more glamour to the gown!

Post # 10
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think a beautiful statement necklace would really give you that Rita Hayworth vibe. It’s a gorgeous dress and you look great in it. 

Post # 11
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Adding a lovely sasch and either statement necklace or earrings. I would suggest earrings rather than a necklace. Your dress is beautiful!

Post # 12
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@belo29:  I’ve done many many many brides for their make up and hair (I’m a makeup artist). Usually with a round faced bride, I recommend half up and half down route with curles… or 1/4 up curls can look gorgeous as well. ALL up for very round face can accentuate the roundness more. Depending on the bride, all hair down with thick romantic curls can also glam them up and look more oval.

You should wear a beautiful headpiece with your dress! A tiara or a comb type hair blind that can match your belt/sash and earrings to jazz it up too!

If your face is round, I don’t recommend very strong/over-powering necklace piece as again it can accent the roundness more. Since your neckline is a deep V.. perhaps a necklace that comes halfway and not to close to the throat area like a choker design.

Don’t forget to glam up your shoes too! You can get crystal emb shoes or even simple but bling shoe clips can do a lot!

I really love your dress… simple dresses like this can make the bride’s facial features POP even more!!!

Good luck~~~ 😀


Post # 13
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

First off, your dress is stunning!  The lines on it are amazing!  I might be in the minority here, but I vote no sash.  I think the empire waist is so perfect on that dress, that a sash would take away from that.  I would keep the dress as is and go for some rocking jewelry.  You could do a big, thick bracelet.  Maybe multiple rows of beige tone pearls, something like this?  http://www.bluenile.com/baroque-freshwater-cultured-pearl-bracelet_19983  I love the idea of a nice hair piece, something like the one below.  Then pick your necklace/earrings based on your other accessories to balance out the top.  I like the simplicity of your dress because it’s beautiful on it’s own, but you can do a lot with accessories.  I feel like some brides try to force accessories onto a dress that’s already very embellished on it’s own, and it just looks over done.  

Post # 15
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

@ThreeMeers:  Ooh, I think a wide belt under the bust would look super nice and give you definition in your waist.

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