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Fabulous Ways to Make Your Sample Wedding Dress More Elegant

Fabulous Ways to Make Your Sample Wedding Dress More Elegant

Buying a sample wedding dress for your big day offers many benefits. You get an epic deal on a hot designer gown, the process is quick and seamless, and you still get advice from a One Love bridal consultant to ensure you’re on the right path to scoring your dream style. 

However, you may want to add more elegance to your sample dress- a way to make it yours and show off your personal expression.

If you’re on a time crunch or sticking to a budget when it comes to your wedding dress, the good news is that you can still jazz it up without overspending. Here are our best tips to do just that!

Bold embellishments

Nothing says elegance more than embellishments, and best of all, they’re not difficult to add on yourself.

From pearls to beads and delicate lace appliques, you can get as creative as you like with embellishments since they look stunning no matter where you want to add them (skirt, bodice, sleeves, or hem are common). 

If you want to go the DIY route, all you need is a hot glue gun or sew them on the old fashioned way. If not, you can hire a professional seamstress to do it for you. At One Love we can recommend professional local seamstresses if you’re interested in this.

Classic train

Get on board the bridal train…literally! If you have your heart set on a more traditional wedding, then a train is the perfect way to add elegance to your look. We love the cathedral train, since it’s both dramatic and formal. 

Trains are versatile, so you spice it up with embellishments or choose a pretty scalloped hem for some texture. Sometimes, all you need to focus on are the little details to transform minimal into elegant.

Open back & sleeves

If you’re in the fledgling stages of your bridal research, consider the style of dress in terms of how to keep it simple, yet focus on key elements that make it elegant. 

For example, we love a sexy open back or keyhole back. That way, it’s all business in the front and party in the back. The dress silhouette can be simple, but when guests get a peep at th backless style, it’s sure to leave an impact. 

The same applies to sleeves. For example, say you’re loving the ball gown silhouette. The cascading skirt is dramatic enough, but you can really amp up the elegance by adding swag sleeves that accentuate the collarbone and shoulders with a bit of swooping fabric bands.

Courtney L.One Love Bridal Outlet

Courtney L.

June 6, 2023


One Love Bridal Outlet
1171 Beach Boulevard, Suite 104, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250