How to Spice Up a Simple Wedding Dress

How to Spice Up a Simple Wedding Dress

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Aug 25, 2023

Look, ladies— we totally get it. After staring at so many white dresses over the course of the last year or two, they probably all start to look the same. After all, there are only so many ways to make a white dress. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for boring or the same.

In fact, there are several unique ways to infuse your wedding dress with your unique personality come your big day. So if you want to add a dash of drama, a pinch of pizazz, or just a sprinkle of sparkle to make that dress uniquely yours? Well, we’re here with some tips to help you add some sizzle to your gown!

Wear a Detachable Sleeve

Detachable sleeves or shoulder drapes can be the perfect blend of romance and drama, allowing brides the opportunity for a dramatic day-to-night look. Not only do they afford the chance for a quick wardrobe change, but they’re great from a movement standpoint, too— wear them for the ceremony and then detach them on the dance floor!

Opt to give your dress that dreamy, Taylor Swift circa “Lover” glow with bohemian sleeves, or add a dramatic flare with draping, long sleeves that touch the floor.

Sashes & Belts

A simple, elegant dress can be instantly transformed with the addition of a sash or belt. Choose from a shimmering rhinestone-studded belt or a soft, pastel sash to add a pop of color.

Bold Back Drama

Consider adding an unexpected element to the back of your dress, like a low back with intricate lace detailing or dramatic buttons. Or, if beading is more of your thing, opt to frame the back with detailed beadwork draping down the back.

Hemline Heaven

Playing with the hemline of your dress can bring a unique and totally different aesthetic to your dress. A high-low hem or a cascade of ruffles can add a fun, modern twist to your look and make your dress look like a one-of-kind, truly unique designer piece.


Don’t forget about the accessories! Statement earrings, an elegant tiara, or even a gleaming necklace can elevate your entire look. Don’t hold back on glam—everything’s a potential chance to make a statement look, including details like ornately manicured fingernails or show-stopping shoes.

If you have a dress with a simple neckline, a cascading crystal necklace can look dazzling. Alternatively, if your dress is sleeveless or has a thin strap, pair it with a cuff bracelet. Remember, sometimes, less is more. One statement piece can often have a bigger impact than many smaller ones.

Veil Varieties

Whether you’re looking for a traditional cathedral veil, a whimsical birdcage veil, or even one with a hint of color, your veil choice can add a significant touch of personality. Think Megan Markle’s stunning ultra-long veil or Lily Collins’ hooded cathedral-length lace veil.

If you’re looking to make a statement, this is the ultimate bridal accessory to truly wow the crowd.

Colored Undertones

Who says wedding dresses must be strictly white? A hint of blush, champagne, or even a lavender undertone can give your dress a unique and romantic glow.

Or, for a complete show-stopper, consider dip-dying your dress for the ultimate fashion statement.

Final Thoughts

Remember, it's your special day, so don't be afraid to let your personality shine through your dress. And, of course, our stylists at The Poinsett Bride are always here to guide you, ensuring your gown is both a reflection of your style and the perfect fit for your dream day.

Ready to spice up your wedding attire? Come visit us and let’s create a dress that’s fit just for you!