The Wedding Sash
A look at the different styles and how to tie them
By Sara Doerrier
October 3, 2011
A wedding sash can be a beautiful accent to a wedding dress and even a bridesmaids or a flower girls dress. They add an upscale and sophisticated touch to a dress. There are a few different ways that a sash can be worn. And the way you tie the sash depends on the style of the wedding dress or wedding party dress. A sash can be made out of a variety of fabrics, though, satin seems to be the preferred choice of many. The sash can also be used to add a splash of color to those who are looking to stand out.
Here are some the most popular styles of sashes and how to tie them.
Bows are the traditional type of sash. They are quite complimentary to a wedding dress and can sit in the front, back or the side at the waistline of the dress. A large bow can be worn if drama is desired or if detail and color is preferred opt for a small bow.
To fold a sash into a bow start by wrapping it around your waist and fold each end into long loops. Crisscross the loops to make a loose knot. Elongate the bows and shorten the strands by pulling the loops out. Or, pull the bow tight immediately for a neat and sharp bow with longer pieces of fabric hanging down.
This simply style of sash compliments any wedding dress, especially dresses that flair out in the skirt. This sash is knotted with one piece a fabric draped over to cover the knot. The remaining fabric trails down the front of the dress with an elegant touch.
To tie a square knot start with the sash around your waist and crisscross the strands. Flip the bottom strand up and over the top strand and pull tight. Crisscross again and repeat the flip-over to lock the knot. Pull each strand so they can fall evenly.
Brides looking for a more casual look can opt to drape their sash. This is a great way to add an asymmetrical look to your attire, in addition to splashing a bit of color, without getting too formal.
Match two ends of the sash together. Firmly hold the two ends in one hand and the looped side with the other hand. Wrap the sash around your waist and then take the two ends and pull them through the loop. Pull tight, flip the two stands over the top and behind the loop, then pull tight again.
Rose sashes are intricate and beautiful addition to any dress. It can enhance the detailing and boost the delicate romance elements that a wedding dress aspires to. The rose may be worn in the center or the side of the waistline. Although it is quite difficult to make on your own- it is not impossible. It involves making numerous folds in the fabric and either sewing them or pinning them in place. If you think this is too ambitious, enlist the help of a trusted seamstress.