Post # 1
After months and months of research I finally found a dress that I am head over heels in love with. Given, I haven’t tried it on yet so it may look terrible but I’ve tried on similar dresses and they seemed to work with my body type.
Here lies the problem, I hate my arms and I absolutely have to cover them. I had planned on wearing a bolero of sorts but I feel like in alot of the cases they A. take away from the dress and B. make me overheat, neither of which I want to do. If I just wanted to cover my upper arms it wouldn’t be quite so bad but I would like to cover to just below my elbow. I came across a picture of a bride whos dress has a lace overlay with 3/4” sleeves and I absolutely fell in love with it. I wouldn’t do the overlay (since this dress has a ton of detailing already) but I would have the top part and sleeves sewn into the dress (or maybe wear some kind of an overlay under the dress so that only the top and sleeves are visible?)
Here’s my question, would the lace addition work with this dress? I thought that it would since the dress has some lacy applique details but I would like some more *honest* opinions. FWIW, I would choose a more subtle lace design.
*Sorry the pictures so big. I wanted to make sure the details on the dress were visible.*
Post # 3
I think thats a great idea!!!! (my fellow dabbler)
The lace would look great, but IMO ONLY if you dont have as much design on the lace so you can still see the beauty of your dress (which is stunning by the way). I know you said thats what you were going to do anyway, but I thought I’d clarify.
Nicely done babe … looks great!!!!
Post # 4
You could certainly have an overlay made, but I would not like to obscure any part of that lovely dress. I would prefer something like this:
It would not be as warm as an overlay that covered the complete bodice.
Post # 5
sure I don’t see why not! I think you could even just do a simple silk tulle instead of lace so that it doesn’t distract from the already beautiful detail on your dress. I think it would look very elegant!
Post # 6
Hi, I just read your post and then happend to see this on the classifieds section. Just an idea: http://classifieds.weddingbee.com/topic/short-sleeve-with-beaded-floral-motif.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies. Actually, the thing that I love the most about the overlay idea is the very top of it.
Post # 8
I think a simple tulle overlay would probably look nice. I would just be concerned that it wouldn’t lay flat with the rouching on your gorgeous gown. I like the lace bolero idea like julies recommended, so that you wouldn’t cover up the detailing of your gown.
P.S. I, too, am very, very self-conscious about my HUGE arms. Although they were still big when I married, I used the shake weight to tone them up a bit. Also, I couldn’t have imagined wearing anything more while I danced the night away. I got SUPER hot in my satin gown and am certain I would’ve wanted to tear off an overlay/bolero, etc.. Just my two cents…
Post # 9
If it is the lace on the top of the bodice you like then go ahead,
One thing though, for all of us with arms that are heavier than we would like.
Covering them up does not make our arms look any thinner. We then have fat arms covered in lace.
Having a smile on your face and in your heart will take away any and all attention from your arms.
Post # 10
@melisslp & @julies1949: I know its not going to make my arms any less fat but I’ll feel better about myself having them covered. As much as I love the overlay, maybe you guys are right. If I do the bolero, I could atleast take it off if I started to overheat (which is definitely going to happen since I can sit still and sweat!).
@Melissip: I’ve been thinking about getting the shake weight. I think I’ll pick one up this weekend.
Post # 11
@caitmarae – There are a ton of lace bolero’s out there or you could probably find a local seamstress to make one for you…just right for your arms. Your gown is sooo gorgeous too, I would hate for your to cover up the loveliness of the rouching and lace. By the way, I know that the Shake Weight commercials are goofy and the spin-off commercials are a hoot…but, there was something about that darn thing that worked! I used it during commercials and it helped quite a lot. I can actually tell I need to get mine out again (I’ve been slacking).