5 Belt and Sash Styles for Your Wedding Dress

Embellish your bridal gown with belts and sashes like these!

5 Belt and Sash Styles for Your Wedding Dress

Photo: Sarah Tew Photography

Have you found the dress of your dreams, but it's not exactly what you envisioned? The right shape, the right fabric, everything seems perfect… except it’s not. There’s something missing, and you can’t quite put your finger on it. Maybe you fell in love with a lace dress but originally hoped for more sparkle, or part of you always wanted a colorful wedding gown but ceded to tradition.

A belt or a sash is the perfect way to embellish a dress with those missing details! Adding a sash is also great way to customize your wedding gown while avoiding the stress of detailed alterations. The right belt can also work to make your dress even more flattering!

Take a look at these belts and sashes worn by brides in real weddings! Be sure to click each photo for further inspiration from the celebration.

embellished crystal bridal sash on lioncarlo gown

This pretty, thin beaded belt with an off-center larger embellishment draws attention to the bride’s slender waist. Photo by Donna von Bruening Photographers

taupe sash with pearl and crystal embellishment on wedding gown

This taupe belt with charming pearl and crystal embellishments added to the rustic, autumnal theme of this bride’s wedding. Photo by LaCour Photography

bride in watters bridal gown with ivory sash tied in bow

By tying this creamy sash into a darling bow, the stunning deep-V-back of the wedding dress is highlighted. Photo by Cassi Claire Photography

satin brown ribbon bridal sash with monogram pin

The bride honored her fiancé and her new last name by attaching a scrollwork-style pin with a monogram of the groom’s surname. Photo by Artisan Events

bride in vera wang gown with dramatic black sash tied in bow
This dramatic, voluminous sash complements the feathered skirt, leading to an overall look that is both glamorous and edgy. Photo by Ira Lippke Studios

For more wedding fashion and accessories, click here. Take a look at our photo galleries to sort through hundreds of images from real weddings to find your dream dress, wedding theme, or décor style.