(Closed) Adding a lace “overlay”. Would this work?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think thats a great idea!!!!  (my fellow dabbler)  Wink

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 # 8
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 11
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@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.  Wink  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). 

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