I've always wanted a Lilly Pulitzer-esque dress, but never wanted to spend the money. I've found tons of prints that would make an awesome shift dress in a similar style, but I cannot find thick, detailed trim like that which adorns LP dresses. (see photo for example)
Anyone have a good recommendation for a website that sells these kinds of embellishments? They don't have to be overly ornate (I like the simple circles), just something wide and appropriate to complement the bright prints.
Try this one: http://www.tinseltrading.com/index.php. I don't know what your price range is (these guys seem a little on the high end of the middle of the road).
That is a great site! I finally found one that is very similar to trim that LP uses (http://www.shinetrim.com/trim/cotton-lace), but it is $8 a yard... But since LP dresses run about $200 each, if I can keep costs under $50 I will consider the Make the Look a win.
Still not sure what I'm going to buy! Going to keep looking for a better deal. :)
Have you tried Ebay or possibly a curtain panel? I used curtain panels for the lace on my wedding dress. It tends to be much cheaper and more of a simple look. I like the more simple look too.
Maybe see if you can find someone who can crochet to crochet a suitable trim for you.
M&J trimmings in NYC is an incredible store filled with extensive trims, almost mind boggling. Here's their website: http://www.mjtrim.com/. I'm not sure if they have as an extensive online store but it's worth a try. If you are anywhere near NYC it is so worth going to. I lost myself last time I was there and came out with the most beautiful trim, lace and ribbons.
No problem...the only bad thing is Ebay is very addictive! Cute trim too!