If a wedding dress is a cupcake, the embellishments are sure to be the sprinkles on it. Embellishments add to the overall aesthetic appeal of the dress and also make it ten times more fun to wear. This is where the fun resides and also what gives the dress the dimension and a layered texture. An embellished dress doesn’t have to be heavily worked upon but can instead have little trimmings of adornments here and there to bring out the true appeal of the dress. Or it can be the complete opposite and be an absolute glamorous piece of art.
Whichever way it is, let us dip our toes into dress embellishments a little more and make ourselves familiar with some of the basic embellishments used on a wedding dress.
Heavy Beading: The usage of beading in wedding dresses comes with several different options for one to explore from crystal beading to glass beading. Beading is not as visually prominent as sequin but adds a huge helping of detailing when sewn into a dress in close proportions. The look can range from subtle to ornate and everything in between. A fully beaded dress is surely a labor of love and can be quite heavy too, but the impact is usually mindblowing with a dash of glam.
Lace Appliques: Lace appliques are essentially embellished pieces of fabric cut into intricate shapes and later attached to the wedding dress. When placed artfully along the neckline, sleeves or the back of the dress, they surely add a lot of dimensions. They are generally placed onto sheer fabrics like tulle or organza or even upon a nude sheer background to make the motif pop.
Pearls: Pearls are attached to your dress one by one to create an elegant detailed look and also dimension. While they take a lot of effort as far as maintenance goes, the look of pearl is universally classic and appears stunning on a wedding dress. It is dramatic but still understated, making it the perfect embellishment on a wedding dress. The usage of pearl elements as buttons is the most common way of incorporating it.
Sequins: Sequins will surely be the life of a party if all the embellishments are to get together for a drink! It’s bold, fearless and fun. While you can go minimal with sequins too, using it sparingly in your wedding dress to get that iridescent glimmer, you can also go full-on sequin party! With a sequin wedding dress, all eyes will surely be on you!
Fringe: If you are the one with a boho heart, you must be no stranger to the fringe. Adding fringe strategically in the sleeves or along the train can give your wedding dress a bohemian vibe if that’s your wedding theme. If you want to go for an overall fringe galore, you might end up with a flapper vibe from the roaring 20s in your wedding dress. We sure approve of the look!
A little sequin or a touch of glass bead can go a long way. The difference can be awe-inspiring and add a little dusting of glam to your wedding dress. Also, the sheer amount of time, effort and craftsmanship which goes into embedding a certain kind of embellishment into a dress makes it all the more lovable and precious. Each of the embellishments reflects a different mood and delivers a different effect. So choose your sprinkles well! There are plenty to choose from!
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