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Hello bees! I got a call from my dress salon letting me know that my dress will be arrive in August (so excited!) However, I’ve been a lot let physically active than normal (I was out of work for a year) and dispite trying to get back into things and being active in my new job…. I noticed the other day I developed a few dreaded stretch marks on my upper arms. I don’t think anyone else will notice them, but they bother me enough to want to cover them for my wedding. I know I can’t cover them with makeup or I risk it rubbing off on my dress, so I am left with the option of wearing a bolero. I was thinking something with a half or 3/4 sleeve.
I have been scouring Etsy and Google to try to find something nice, preferably lace that is under $200. I have found some pretty nice ones on Google but when I follow the links they usually lead to scam sites. Since I am plus size, I am finding my options to be pretty limited on sites I know are trustworthy. Most sellers I’ve found on Etsy don’t offer custom sizes, or sizes over XL (I think I would need a 2XL) so I thought I might have more luck asking you bee’s for some help. Below is a photo of my dress, and a close up of the lace on the bodice.
Any bee’s have some recommendations? 🙁
Post # 3
I was gonna say etsy, since I have seen qutie a few and have been looking at those for myself also. I would look into local seamstresses to see if you can have something custom made. I may consider making my own, or having my grandmother make one for me. I have seen paterns at the fabric store and some nice lace also. Good luck with your search
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Commenting to remember to post later… Or, click my username and look at other posts where I’ve shown my bolero and the website I got it from. I’m mobile right now and can’t remember!
Post # 6
@Alumisiren Ive got pics of mine, same one OldMrsMcDonald wore. My dress is not in yet, so its only the bolero, but it looks amazing with a dress- def check out OldMrsMcDonald pics, she looks beautiful and was my inspiration 🙂
Cant wait to try mine on with my dress!!
( for me there size charts were slightly off, i had to send mine back to get a smaller size. i measured my arms and based it off there measurements first, and i knew when i ordered it that i have never in my life worn this size, so perhaphs go with your own judgement of what size you should order. In these pics its a little big, dont have any new pics of correct size).
Post # 7
@Alumisiren: Here you go! Mine is from sunfashioncanada.com and it is the Alia style, a little different from the one that @Jen51287: got! I am a size 22 and the XXL fit perfectly.
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Oops, I’m sorry… Stupid me goes back a reads the whole OP AFTER making my post lol. Mine was long sleeved so it doesn’t seem to be what you’re looking for BUT still take a look at David’s Bridal’s website.. they have a lot of cute coverage options 🙂
Beautiful dress by the way!
Post # 10
Have it custom made my a local seamstress. I searched high and low for a bolero and couldn’t find on that was “just right”, and if they fit, I coulodn’t always move around in them.
I ended up picking up some strech lace from the fabric store (on sale for $3/yard and used less than a yard!) and had it made for $30. It was far cheaper and had a custom fit which allowed me to move around and looked GREAT.
Post # 11
Another option may be to buy a wedding shawl? I bought one at Davids Bridal for a dress I bought an an independant store. It gave me the look I wanted without constricting my arms and I had little snaps on each side and on my dress sewn in (they weren’t noticable) so that it would stay in place… I am very embarassed by my arms so I was glad I did this. I will saw that I didn’t have a veil… that would have been too much with my dress and the shawl.
Post # 12
Ooooh I know what you should get!! You should DEFINITELY consider the Bonny 1299 lace bolero. It is $190 on Best Bridal Prices and has free shipping to the USA. It’s got 3/4 length sleeves and is lace. It’s beautiful and was the best decision I ever made.
I got mine here: http://www.bestbridalprices.com/bonny-unforgettable-wedding-jackets-style-1299-p-100889.html
It took about 3 months to come in.
Post # 13
Beautriful dress! It emphasises a lovely waistline. This is the one I’m considering…
via this etsy store
But I don’t know that it would work with the lace on your top…
Post # 14
Check out iheartbride on etsy! They’re custom made to your specific measurements!
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2013 - Antigua, Guatemala
I think a bolero would look nice but don’t think you need one! You look gorgeous in the pics you’ve posted and I think it’s good to show some skin! Your dress is stunning btw!
I woke up on my wedding day and my arms were completely covered in hives!! (I think from stress!) i was devasted as i was worried they would be seen in sll of the pictures. The makeup covered it and no one noticed a thing. The stretch marks will not be seen by anyone!
Post # 16
Commenting to follow since I need a nice bolero too!