White dress is too white

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ShoelaceGirl Posts : 33 Registered: 8/31/08
White dress is too white
Posted: Aug 31, 2008 3:33 PM

First off, we are having a Victorian gothic theme. Lots of black and dark red. I love my dress, which is offwhite but seems too white when I have it on. I was thinking about a black bolero or fancy jacket or perhaps a bustle. Any suggestions?

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Nalamienea Posts : 2,924 Registered: 6/13/08
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Aug 31, 2008 3:38 PM Go to message in response to: ShoelaceGirl

do you have a picture of your dress, or a link, so we could see it to make suggestions? :)

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ShoelaceGirl Posts : 33 Registered: 8/31/08
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Aug 31, 2008 3:45 PM Go to message in response to: Nalamienea


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Nalamienea Posts : 2,924 Registered: 6/13/08
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Aug 31, 2008 3:49 PM Go to message in response to: ShoelaceGirl

ooo pretty.  I like it, very simple and elegant.  

I love the idea of a sash around the middle.  You could do it just like a belt with no extra stuff in the back, or tie it in a bow, or tie it in a square knot and leave the extra fabric hanging down the back.... I know there's a davids bridal one that has a sash that is longer than the train of the dress, I liked the look of it a lot. A little bolero would work too! When is your wedding? 


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ShoelaceGirl Posts : 33 Registered: 8/31/08
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Aug 31, 2008 3:54 PM Go to message in response to: Nalamienea

09-26-09 is the wedding date. I actually have 2 sashes--one red and one black! I wanted a jacket also to cover my arms. Combining the two will definitely be a try-on decision.

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myra Posts : 5,550 Registered: 3/28/06
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Aug 31, 2008 4:32 PM Go to message in response to: ShoelaceGirl

Pictures can be inaccurate, but it looks ivory to me. In any case, think about accessories. You could wear a jet black necklace/earrings, or red stones would be very cool. Of course, you could do a bolero and/or sash, or a stole in a color. You also could wear colored flowers in your hair (if that's your look), and your bouquet also can add color.

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deltagirl Posts : 516 Registered: 12/30/06
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Sep 1, 2008 12:48 AM Go to message in response to: ShoelaceGirl

I think a little jacket or a sah or good ideas. Here are a few boleros/shrugs that will give you a gothic feel and cover your arms. you could use the black if you feel your dress is too white.

 

The Love of Lace  White Bridal Shrug

 

 


 

 

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deltagirl Posts : 516 Registered: 12/30/06
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Posted: Sep 1, 2008 12:48 AM Go to message in response to: deltagirl
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LinzZ Posts : 683 Registered: 12/13/07
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 1:56 PM Go to message in response to: ShoelaceGirl

I would wear both sashes, but layer them. Put the red one behind the black one but sticking up just a bit. You may have to sew them that way to get it to stay. Then, instead of tying them, use a broach from the era you're working with.

I really like boleros, and if you're concerned about your arms, go for it. Otherwise, you could deffinately wear heavier black and red beaded jewelry.

 

necklace

http://www.naturalorganicjewelry.com/Necklaces_en.html

 

necklace

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https://www.zhulinpearls.com/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=60&osCsid=8750a25f8ac77f000cbad26a19a27e72

 

I don't know if any of these are your style, they're more of an example of the heavy jewelry I was talking about.


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LinzZ Posts : 683 Registered: 12/13/07
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 2:01 PM Go to message in response to: LinzZ

I typed in "black victorian necklaces" and got some pretty options

necklace

http://www.stylehive.com/person/DIYthing/saves/Etsy--Victorian-Lace-CHOKER-Black-lace-and-round-hemitate-bead-necklace-449546

 

necklace

http://www.decarabia.co.uk/gothic_chokers_and_necklaces2.htm

There were lots of beautiful necklaces.


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laurastout08 Posts : 3 Registered: 11/19/08
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Nov 19, 2008 9:19 PM Go to message in response to: ShoelaceGirl

Hello Brides,

Visit http://bridaljacketsgalore.com/ to find a bridal jacket. If there is something you have in mind, let us know, we manufacture bridal jackets, bridal bolero jackets, and bridal shrugs and shawls.

Laura Stout
Owner, http://bridaljacketsgalore.com/

Email me directly at laura@bridaljacketsgalore.com

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ShoelaceGirl Posts : 33 Registered: 8/31/08
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Jan 11, 2009 8:47 PM Go to message in response to: LinzZ

Ooh, I love that second necklace! Thanks guys for the suggestions.

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CatStandish Posts : 2,766 Registered: 6/20/08
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Jan 11, 2009 11:32 PM Go to message in response to: ShoelaceGirl

You might even consider a black top hat with black or red (or both) tulle trailing down behind the dress.

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classydame Posts : 91 Registered: 4/21/08
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Jan 12, 2009 1:47 PM Go to message in response to: ShoelaceGirl

I love the sash idea, and I definitely think a black lace bolero would go beautifully with your theme. Also, not that you would see them as much, have you thought about doing black or red shoes instead of the traditional white/ivory? Or if you cant find a bolero you like, maybe have a seamstress add bits of black lace, or black or red flowers peeking out from under the pickups on the skirt. i dunno, you picked a nice simple style of dress, which is awesome 'cause there are so many ways you could play around with accessories to create your own unique look. Have fun with it! :o)

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LinzZ Posts : 683 Registered: 12/13/07
Re: White dress is too white
Posted: Jan 12, 2009 1:58 PM Go to message in response to: classydame

Haha, I'm such a dork. I was reading the first post and thinking, "she could layer the two sashes, that would be pretty. I'll post that idea. But I'll read what everyone else thought first." So I'm reading along and notice that someone else mentioned the idea of layer both sashes. I looked to see who it was. It was.... ME! Clear back in September! I'm a dork. Aparently I must have thought it was a really good idea if it stuck with me this long.

Any, OP, I'm glad you liked one of the necklaces. How is the rest of your wedding coming along? Have you made any decisions?

 

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