Congratulations! You found the perfect wedding dress, but you feel like it’s missing just a little something. What could it be? Sleeves? A bolero? The perfect wedding shoes? Perhaps what you’re missing is a belt or a wedding dress sash, one accessory that can bring your entire look together.
How to Add a Belt to Your Wedding Dress
If you’re wondering how to add a belt to a wedding dress, it’s actually quite easy. Most wedding dress belts are made in a one-size-fits-all style that tie around your waist in the back, usually in a bow or knot. Unlike regular belts, a bridal belt is made with ribbon as the main material so it’s easy to add to a wedding dress of any style.
When adding your wedding belt or sash, tie it just around your waist and make sure it’s snug, but not too tight. You don’t want it to fall off during the ceremony, but you also don’t want it pulling the fabric of your gown too much where it takes away the natural flow of your dress.
How to Choose a Bridal Belt
The hard part isn’t adding the belt to your dress, it’s deciding which dress belt or sash is right for you. When you’re trying to choose a bridal belt, simply look for one that you like! And make sure it coordinates or complements your gown in terms of color and embellishments, as well as matches the theme or formality of your wedding.
We’ve hand-picked a few of the best bridal dress sashes to help you choose. Which wedding belt would you add to your dress?
Bridal Belt / Sash for Your Wedding Dress
First, let’s talk about what a bridal dress sash or belt can do for your bridal gown.
1. A bridal belt can accentuate your waistline.
If you feel like your wedding dress needs some structure, a bridal belt is a great way to emphasize your waist.
2. A wedding dress sash can add sparkle, color, or texture.
When the material or style is a bit plain or too simple, adding a belt to a wedding dress can really make it feel custom-made and give it that “something extra” for which you’ve been looking.
Even a simple satin bow sash like this one can elevate your look and/or add a pop of color. (By Madeleine Fig via BHLDN.)
3. Personalize your look with a wedding belt.
Brides like to add their own accessories to their gown; from boleros or sleeves for cooler weather to custom dress labels inside for “Something Blue”, your wedding dress is all about customization. Adding a belt to a wedding dress is probably the easiest and one of the best ways to add your own personal touch without breaking the bank.
Ready to add a belt to your wedding dress? You’ll need to pick a style! Here are a handful of the best bridal belts to add to your wedding dress.
1. Flower Bridal Belt
If you want to add a little texture, choose a flower sash like this one made by NanaRoseDesigns.
2. Rose Gold Bridal Dress Sash
Love a ton of sparkle and rose gold metallic? Choose this elegant sash handmade by LLDgiftsByLaurenLash.
3. Thin Wedding Belt with Rhinestones
For a bridal belt that is the perfect size to add to any wedding gown, choose this wedding dress belt with sparkly rhinestones. By LisaliByLisa.
4. Rhinestone Belt
Adding sparkle to your wedding dress is easy with this rhinestone style by LoveForeverBridal. You can change the primary color of the ribbon from a huge variety of options to suit your style.
5. Pearl Bridal Dress Belt
Love a classic bridal look? Go with pearls! This gorgeous wedding dress belt is handmade by SanMarelDesigns.
6. Flower Sash Belt
Ah, this is such a gorgeous cluster of flowers! Add it to any gown for the ultimate floral sash. By Herwholeheartbridal.
7. Celestial Belt Sash
This stunning celestial wedding belt sash is great for a starry night wedding! By LunaAndStoneCo.
8. Minimalist Bridal Belt
Add a bridal belt to your wedding dress with minimalist style like this one by BellaWeddingArt.
9. Super Skinny Dress Belt
This stylish skinny belt features just enough sparkle and shine to draw attention, but without overwhelming your look. Gorgeous! By AmyAnneBridal.
10. Long Bow Sash
Make a statement with this long bow sash by Madeleine Fig for BHLDN.
Also available in white here.
11. White Flower Bridal Belt
This stylish flower is an elegant choice for your wedding belt. By BHLDN.
12. Ornate Crystal Sash
And last but not least, add a belt to a wedding dress with ornate crystals and a stylish ribbon, like this one by A.B. Ellie from BHLDN.
Now that you know how easy it is to add one to your dress, which sash will you choose? Which style will look best with your gown? I love the rhinestone belt above in 33: that is the belt I’d be adding to my wedding dress!
I would like to bling the waist of my vow renewal dress. It has an exitsting bow on the front and back and I like them however I would like to bling the rest of the waistband but not sure how to go about it.
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