HELP!! WTOO OLIVIA (IVORY) with LACE BOLERO

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which lace bolero with the OLIVIA?-please scroll down to post #10 to see how it would look like.
    Lace bolero 1 : (10 votes)
    12 %
    lace bolero 2 : (20 votes)
    24 %
    lace dot bolero 3 : (8 votes)
    10 %
    NONE. : (45 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted for no bolero, just because your dress is already beautiful without and doesn’t need anything more… though you wanted something that wasn’t strapless, i think your dress is unique enough, that no one will disregard it as just another strapless gown… however if you are pretty sure you are going the bolero route i vote for #3

    Post # 4
    Member
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I think the Olivia would look way too busy with a lace bolero.

    The boleros would look great on a less ornate dress though.

    Post # 5
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    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @qt88pie:  is there any way you could have thicker tulle straps added to the dress? I think that would look much better than any of these boleros. They don’t look comfortable to move in either, honestly. 

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    1468 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I appreciate that you want to go with something different or modest but I think a lace bolero on such a stunning and detailed dress would be too much. What I would suggest is maybe a sheer ivory wrap that you can have dangling around your shoulders made in the same fabric (tulle?) that the bow around the middle is made. It will look like a part of the dress but if it gets cumbersome you can take it off!

    Post # 7
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like #1 the best, but I think it would look best with #2!

    Post # 10
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    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love #2 because it is doesnt have too much going on. However, I dont think any of them would work well with your dress…..

    Post # 12
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    823 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    To me, the scalloping of the bolero doesn’t go with the straight lines of the bottom of the dress, of whatever that overlay piece is called.

    If you really want something more modest, I would add sheer sleeves with piping that matches the overlay part.

    Post # 13
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    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @qt88pie:  What about chiffon cap sleeves? They give you that little bit more coverage without being “too much”. I think it would be too busy with the boleros even though they are beautiful. I had chiffon sleeves put on and love them. Only have selfie pics though

    Post # 14
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think I would have to agree with the PP who said that the dress is too detailed as it is to warrant a lace bolero. If you definitely want to have shoulder coverage, what about a plain tulle overlay like this:

    Post # 15
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    1359 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    what about something like this?

     

    My only concern is that the flowers on the olivia are “modern” looking, I think the bolero detailing would compete with that.

    Though it seems like you are thinking of removing all of the flowers. Thus, are you just looking for the high/low line on the olivia?

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