One Dress, Four Ways

There are so many different ways to accessorize a dress, I think it's hard sometimes to keep track of all the options! Once you fall in love with "the one" (meaning the dress of course!) you can dress it up, down, or any way you want to make it totally custom. And to show you just how different we're talking, here's one dress worn four completely different ways!
Join us in June when Sara Gabriel joins us to style you pretty, complete with veils, fascinators, sashes, jewelry, and more!
The Dress:
"Faye" by Modern Trousseau - This dress just came in yesterday and we're in love! The delicate tulle tiers move beautifully and are super soft. The bodice is left clean with a flattering sweetheart neckline. The texture is softly pleated, and there's a touch of whimsy and ease to the whole dress.


"But I wanted lace"
Never you fear, you can add lace in the details. Because the dress lines are so clean and classic, using the Rosemary sash adds a little lace accent you can wear all night. And the Dahlia veil is the perfect length, falling into the tiers of the dress, and the mantilla shape doesn't add any fullness at the comb, keeping the whole silhouette slim. The lace adds that extra formal element, elevating a clean, simple dress to church appropriateness.

"Whimsy Me Away"
Love soft, whimsical, delicate details. Girly and cute, but with a fun, quirky edge? A classy dress will hold up to all kinds of details. I love the idea of FiFi, a swiss dot veil since the whole look is a play on textured tulle. And the "Velveteen Rabbit" sash from Ivy & Aster has delicate grosgrain ribbon details and layers of sage green velvet and satin, popped with little pink blossoms. Afternoon tea? A lawn ceremony with croquet after? Some rustic/fabulous restaurant near your hometown? It all works in this look that's sweet without being too sugary.

Do you love sparkles? It's okay, I won't tell. And if you want to shimmer without having to resort to the bedazzler, you can make that look work, even in a completely unadorned dress. I'm all for thinking outside the box, and I think the Alice sash from SG looks super chic as a shoulder wrap, with the rhinestones just kissing the edges of your shoulders, then wrapped and tied in a bow at the waist with a super-blingy brooch. It gives a stunning 50's era neckline, accented perfectly with a classic lariat and drop earrings, all in whites, clear, and silver sparkle.


"The Midas Touch"
Gold is back, just ask Michael. He's staging a one-man comeback of the classic 24k look... well, not personally, but he's trying to get other people on the band wagon. The reason is because it's so flattering. The golden warmth looks fantastic on lots of skin tones and great with ivory (ie your dress!) so the combo of the Vanetta necklace in golden shadow, and brooch sash from Haute Bride with gold feather and jewel accents work beautifully on our blank canvas. And for that fashion forward girl who knows that gold is totally "five minutes from now" keeping a veil with a mix of french net and tulle fresh and off the neck looks super couture. Big blusher volume screams nighttime to me, where all that glitters is gold.