(Closed) Help! :( Give Me Your Opinion: To Sleeve or Not to Sleeve?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: To sleeve or not to sleeve; that is the question.
    Leave it just the way it is! I like it without the sleeves- designer made it that way for a reason! : (20 votes)
    19 %
    Change it! I like the cap sleeves much better! : (30 votes)
    28 %
    Change it! I like it both ways, but you should do what makes you happy. : (51 votes)
    48 %
    Pop your seamstress upside the head for giving an opinion you didn't ask for! : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think you should do what you want!  Add the sleeves… they don’t “ruin” the dress at all.  It’s not like you’re asking for big poufy crazy sleeves! 

    Post # 4
    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    What a beauty of a dress!!  This is your day, your way!! Remember that!!   Laughing

    Post # 5
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Love the cap sleeves.  i’m so over the whole strapless dress trend.

    Post # 7
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Do what you want!  I think it could look nice with sleeves.

    Post # 8
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think it looks nice with sleeves but it needs to be done correctly to make it look like its part of the dress.  

    I don’t think the cap sleeves that are mesh or lace would match obviously.  I also don’t really like that thin beaded strap looking one you posted.  

    I think you need to try to match the material and style of the bust of the dress in order to make it flow best. 

    Post # 9
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i think it would look really beautiful with sleeves if they were made out of the same material as whats on the chest, silk tulle (?). If it was an off the shoulder sheer sleeve it would look amazing. I know what theyre saying, because the dress is damn gorgeous by itself, but if they don’t want to do what you want, maybe they aren’t seeing what you are and you should go somewhere else!

    Post # 10
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think the cap sleeves really would make that dress.  It’s gorgeous without, but the sleeves just make it amazing.

    Post # 12
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I like it a lot better with the cap sleeves actually! I say go for it. If she doesn’t want to make them, go to a different seamstress!

    Post # 13
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    From the drawing, it doesn’t look like it would ruin it at all but I am not a seamstress and I don’t know how materials work. Is that what they mean by ruining the dress — maybe not the look of it will be ruined but the fabrics itself?

    I think you should insist on what you want but also be aware they may or may not be right about the end result. If they are good at their job, it’s their job to know what will work or not. That said, its your decision of what you want!

    I am also an New York October bride — ceremony and cocktail hour are outdoors — reception inside…and I’m going strapless! haha If its too cold, the venue I chose also has an lovely indoor option so I’m not too worried it about either way. I might be too nervous to be cold — maybe after my heart calms down I will be able to think about the tempature! Wink

    Post # 14
    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Have you played with them in person yet?  Like you and the seamstress and some extra fabric try out some variations widths, placements, etc.  I definitely think you should add them, but if you’re still hesitating, go play in real life and try it out!

    Post # 15
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I actually think the sleeves would ADD to the beauty of the dress!!! Do it!

    Post # 16
    28 posts
    • Wedding: March 2008

    Cap sleeves would be more gorgerous. But your seamstress seems don’t know how to add it. I’m afraid if you insist and make her do it, she would ruin your dress. Maybe you should ask for someone else to do it

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