How to Wear Wedding Dress Sashes and Belts

Every bride wants to personalize her wedding day look. Aside from the obvious additions, like shoes and jewelry, some brides are opting to top their bridal gowns with the bridal sash of their choosing. There are so many options for bridal belts, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re looking at bridal sashes, chances are you’ve asked yourself one (or all) of the following questions: Does my dress look ok with a sash? What color should I get? What kind of embellishment should it have? How much do I want to spend? Will a sash be flattering on my body type?

Bridal belts don’t have to be complicated!

The wedding experts here at My Wedding Chat are here to help you with this process! Here are a few tips for you to remember while shopping for the perfect belt or sash:

Make an impact with your bridal sash by following these tips:

The key to a successful sash is balance. For example, if your dress is very elaborate, you might consider a simple and chic grosgrain or horsehair ribbon sash in the color of your choosing. On the other hand, if your dress is sans frills, you can get away with a more lavish belt. Take these two examples:
How to Wear Bridal Belts How to Wear Bridal Sashes
The belt on the left is more dramatic, but pairing it with a simple gown keeps the look from being too over the top. The belt on the right is embellished, but a bit more subdued, so it doesn't compete with the texture of the dress. Something else to keep in mind is your body type. We have yet to meet a woman who doesn’t want to look as long and lean as possible, so if you have a shorter torso, you may want to avoid making your torso seem any shorter by visually dividing it with a belt. You can also opt for a something simple in a color similar to the color of your wedding gown.

More beautiful bridal belts.

The final (but perhaps most important) factor to consider when shopping for bridal sashes is price. With so many wedding dress sashes and belts to choose from, there’s something for everyone, and at every price point. You can take a look at the entire collection of bridal sashes, or just peek at a few of our favorites, ranging in price from $30-$198: What do you think about the wedding dress sashes and belts trend? Will you be wearing a belt with your bridal gown? Let us know in the comments below, or contact us here! And, if you're on the hunt for some great accessories to complete your ensemble, stay tuned to My Wedding Chat this week, as we will be featuring some of our favorite bridal accessories.

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