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Any suggestions on how to accentuate the waistline in a wedding dress?

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#1 Myen

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    Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:08 PM

    I love my wedding dress, but it doesn't define my waist at all. Here's a stock photo pic for reference:


    Do you think a dark sash across the narrow part of the waist would work? My only concern is the bodice gathers up diagonally at the right hip, so a sash might throw off the asymmetry.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks in advance!

    #2 Ana


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    Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:33 PM

    Maybe a silk sash or some type of belt?


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    Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:35 PM

    can you use a sash but have it tie off on the angled side? like instead of draping the sash down your back, have it drape down your side/hip?

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      Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:35 PM

      Can you have it altered to be tighter around the waist? I think a sash would totally work!

      #5 YoursTruly

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        Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:38 PM

        I think you would look fine with nothing. the dress looks like it is empire of sorts. can you get it pulled in at the waist a tad bit. I think a sash would spoilt he beauty of the dress...

        #6 Erika J

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          Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:38 PM

          I thnk you should try to have it alterted in more at the waist, as tight as it will go ?

          #7 binzer

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            Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:41 PM

            Have you had it altered yet? It's a really pretty dress as is, and I think if you had it really tightly pulled in at the waist it would accentuate the area enough. You don't want to be uncomfortable of course, but all the ruching makes it hard to just add something. You could try some different sashes and take some pictures for us, but also ask your seamstress since they often have lots of ideas purely from experience.

            #8 boscobel

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              Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:42 PM

              I agree with some others, I would get it nipped in at the waste or something if you want to accentuate your waist. I don't really think that the style of the dress would work with a sash, cuz like you said, the rouching is diagonal...

              #9 sunsetbride1

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                Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:53 PM

                I agree with Carly and the others ... I don't think a sash would work with that dress. I would absolutely have your seamstress look at it and tailor it closely to your waistline.

                #10 Jenn3878

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                  Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:33 PM

                  What kind of back does it have? If its a corset back that might help?

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