Post # 1
So, were getting married in the catholic church so i need to add sleeves to my dress.
I have 2 options, lace or tulle.
I also want to add a sequin beaing trim to the bust of my dress.
1. Lace sleeves only.
3.Tulle sleeves only.
none have been attached, these were just “test run” pics my mom and i took to see what we liked…its just so hard to pick!
Post # 3
Lace, for the love of gawd, lace. Adding tulle sleeves always looks so cheap, imo, and so obvious that they were not meant to come with the dress.
(voted lace & bling)
Post # 4
@TammieRei: I agree. The reason I liked the tulle at all was the simplicity of it, and it not taking away from the rest of my dress. But yes, the lace looks much more elegant and not cheap like the tulle.
Post # 5
Lace and bling, definitely! Tulle looks too “princessy” to me. Love your dress though:)
Post # 6
I think the tulle sleeves go best with your dress.
Post # 7
Thanks for the input ladies!
Considering each of your choice, what type of veil would you suggest?
Post # 8
The lace looks prettiest!
Post # 9
I’d make the lace sleevers a bit thinner, but they would probably be the nicest.
Post # 10
The problem with adding sleeves – any sleeves – is that it often looks like they have been added on rather than being part of the design. (This is not to say you should not add them, as I am definitely a sleeves fan).
For that reason I vote for tulle, because your skirt has a sheer layer, so tulle would look like the rest of the drees more. I would also suggest adding the bling and trimming the edges of the sleeves with the bling, so it all looks lie part of the design.
I do like the lace, but I think you would need to add some lace to the bodice or the skirt to best integrate the lace of the sleeves with the rest of the dress, and I’m not sure how that would work.
Alternatively you could go with a bolero? Again though, I would go with a tulle or sheer bolero, due to the fabric of your skirt. Or maybe sheer with appliqués, to create a lace-like effect?
Post # 11
Lace and bling for sure!!
Post # 12
@clairebbbear: I hear you, I like the lace because under the sheer tulle in the skirt, there is lace detaining. So it wouold definitely match, you just cant see it in the photos. The lace under the tulle is very similar to the lace in the possible sleeves (I carefully picked the lace for the sleeves to match). My broblem in picking is that they both “match” my dress. I tried the idea of adding the bling to the sleeves too, and it was just too sparkly and princess-like.
I supposed I should have mentioned im thiking of taking the sleeves off after the ceremony, as the only reason im having sleeves is to be more covered up in the Catholic church. And without the lace, the sparly detail on the bust looks awesome!
Post # 13
@saffy: Yup, for sure! We just placed them kinda willy nilly to get the feel for it. The final outcome will be much more precise and thought out 🙂
Post # 14
I voted for tulle sleeves, I think they a really pretty and ehthereal. i also think they are more flattering than the lace sleeves, which to me look a little matronly. I agree with others who have said that the lace looks like an afterthought, whereas the tulle looks like it’s a part of your dress.
Also – instead of the sequins, what about a jewelled sash?
Post # 15
@Liinuska: Oh, if there’s lace in your skirt then go for the lace! As long as it sort of matches it will be fine. The lace on the skirt and the lace on the sleeves are far enough apart that it’s not going to be possible to tell that they don’t exactly match unless you look, really, really closely.
Though, I think I would still go with tulle due to the flowy nature of your dress. As the PP says, tulle looks more ethereal, but then your dress looks ethereal too, almost grecian.
Post # 16
Lace! I love lace!!! but whatever you chose I think the bling is great, so totes go for the bling!