Can't decide if I want to add sleeves to my dress or not! Help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I add sleeves?
    Yes! : (10 votes)
    48 %
    Absolutely not.... : (11 votes)
    52 %
    Maybe, but do it differently (Please describe below!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    If you think you can do it well and you want to do it, go for it. But I think you look fabulous in that dress either way.

    Post # 3
    663 posts
    Busy bee

    Your arms look totally fine to me, I don’t think you need to cover them up or distract from them. That said, some of those lace applique ideas look really pretty, so if you like the style go for it! Just know that you don’t NEED to 🙂

    Post # 4
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted no for two reasons:

    Your arms look perfectly in proportion to the rest of your body and you look amazing in the dress. I know what it’s like to have things you hate about your body, but objectively, I don’t think you need to cover up.

    In general I’m not a fan of adding things to dresses. IMO you can always tell and it draws attention rather than hiding the thing you don’t like.

    Post # 5
    1241 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I agree that you already look gorgeous without the sleeves. But your dress is simple enough so that I think the added applique could be really pretty and more comfortable. if you can really do it like the photos, I say give it a shot!

    Post # 6
    1653 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    Your dress is gorgeous on you! I don’t think I’d want to touch it at all. One suggestion about sleeves, is they actually draw more attention to your arms sometimes. So if your arms don’t want to be a focal point sleeves don’t always help. But if you want sleeves, rock em! I’ve got huge arms ( I hate) and I’m wearing tulle sleeves on my dress. 

    Post # 10
    1267 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I would leave it alone then and just amp up the workouts. I think it looks beautiful on it’s own. I love how clean and simple it is. Adding more would I think take away from its classic look. your arms seem to look fine. But if you are really self conscious then am the arm work out. You still have a month and a half. Have you considered trying the Plank challenged? It is a super easy work out but highly effective for Toning

    Post # 11
    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

    i love your dress and I agree it looks great on you!!! i don’t think sleeves that you showed would look right. If anything what about a bridal jacket?


    Post # 13
    710 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    dv3849:  I think it looks stunning with the sleeves! It wasn’t “unflattering” before FYI but it’s all about how you feel in it. If you felt self-conscious without the sleeves, you won’t be enjoying your happy day to your full potential! 

    Leave a comment

    Get our weekly roundup of the best of Weddingbee.
    I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

    Find Amazing Vendors