The art of customizing a dress begins with all those accents you know as bows, ribbons and belts.  It's amazing how the thinnest to widest ribbon can add so much (or little) to your dress.  Yes, combined those notions can play a big part in the adornments department. They can add real style and versatility to a dress whether tied front or back, at the waist and/or in the case of some of these designs, placed just about anywhere .  .  .
Above: A polka dot belt with a striped bow accentuated by a daisy echoed on the brim of the hat finishes off the Tatanya Dress of yards of soft white  tulle./// Photo by Dominic Colacchio Photography// Below: The Lila Dress.  More yards of soft white tulle belted at the waist with a gray satin ribbon
 Below: Contrasting ribbon tie belt cinched with a white polka dot daisy.  Photo by Samantha Smith Photography

Above: The Musetta Dress-Organza bows on the arm and an embroidered gold passementrie belt added to give the skirt that peasant look.  Below:  The April Dress--Stripped organza bows on the shoulder and a gray satin belt at the waist compliment the allover embroidered organza//Photo by Stephanie Williams Photography

   Above and Below: Wide embroidered taffeta ribbon fashioned into belts, borders and sashes.Below photos by Shona Nystrom of Studio 7teen//Above--The Opal Dress/Below--The Rose of Sharon Dress

                    Below--A large silk taffeta bow with french netting make a beautiful headpiece

Header Photo by Strotz Photography
Dresses and head pieces by Amy-Jo Tatum