Dedicated October 2019

Does this dress need a belt?

Nicole, on July 20, 2019 at 4:11 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 23
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I purchased my dress! I love it, but I noticed the line separating the top and bottom could be a little harsh? Would a belt be too much?

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  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·
    I'd love to see it with a belt, but I think it would need to be rather thin so that it doesn't take too much away from the gorgeous chest bit.
  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
    I think I would prefer it without a belt so that it doesn’t take away from the area where the lace overlaps the skirt.
  • Katie
    VIP November 2019
    Katie ·
    I think that your dress is gorgeous and you don’t need a belt
  • Reni
    Beginner January 2019
    Reni ·
    I think it would look great with a belt .. but I think it would need to be a thin belt to not distract from the beautiful lace and accentuate your waist. Bet, the dress is beautiful on you!!
  • C
    Devoted June 2019
    C R ·
    I think that line separating the top and bottom is just one of the current, kind of (part of) the point of the dress. I love it, and don’t think it needs a belt. And it’s gorgeous on you!!!
  • Sexypoodle
    Super October 2020
    Sexypoodle ·
    A thin belt would be pretty and add a nice detail to the dress. But it may need to be sewn to the dress so that it remains in place and doesn’t creep up.
  • Krissyl
    Devoted October 2019
    Krissyl ·
    There are times when a seamstress can add some sort of underlay to more see through parts of a dress (cant remember what its called!). That might make the line less harsh but then you dont need a belt that distracts from the details. Just a thought. I personally dont feel it looks harsh and looks gorgeous as is!
  • Carrie
    Dedicated March 2020
    Carrie ·
    Your dress is beautiful! Try it with a belt and see. It may add to it but could take away from it too. You won’t know until you try it! I was given a belt and hated the kind they gave me but bought on on Etsy for $80 less!
  • Susan
    Expert August 2019
    Susan ·
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    This!! I wouldn’t want a belt over the lace overlay.
  • Stephanie
    Dedicated May 2020
    Stephanie ·
    Beautiful and elegant dress no belt needed.
  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
    A thin belt might look lovely and not take away from that delicate lace!
  • B
    Dedicated November 2019
    Bethany ·
    I really like the dress without the belt because of the way the lace comes down over the skirt.
  • Heather
    Expert October 2019
    Heather ·
    I feel like a belt would take away from the details of the lace. There’s really no clear seam to set the belt on, and I wouldn’t want it to hide that gorgeous detailing.
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    I'd do a belt. My dress was sorta like yours and I added a belt and felt it looked nicer that way. Gave it a little extra
  • Candice
    Devoted July 2020
    Candice ·

    I don't think it needs a belt but I think the third one would make it look really nice. Give it a bit of sparkle and make the eye move down more naturally.

  • S
    Expert October 2019
    Sara ·
    You look gorgeous! It’s hard to tell without seeing it with the belt, but I think if you did anything it would look super cool with a simple thin sparkly belt (although I’m all about the bling lol). But I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary, it would look perfect either way
  • Sara
    Devoted April 2020
    Sara ·
    I think you look beautiful and I it’s perfect without a belt, you can certainly try one and see but I honestly don’t think it’s needed
  • Cheryl
    Expert November 2020
    Cheryl ·
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    I had the same thought.
  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·

    I think it looks absolutely fine without a belt!

  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
    I don't think it needs a belt because it has the sweet lace overlay. I actually think a delicate necklace would line up perfectly for the eyelines. If you want a veil a finger tip length one would probably add the dimension to lessen the contrast.

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