Need help with covering arms!

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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2534 posts
Sugar bee

I wore a shawl type thing…not really sure what to call it? It was black but I had a black and white wedding so I wanted that…

Post # 4
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160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@FutureMrsTharp:  

your dress looks quite like mine in terms of material (lace and tulle).

i absolutely hate my arms and knew I would hate my wedding pics if I didn’t have some kind of cover up but I also wanted it to look like I wanted to wear it, not that I had to wear it. So when I ordered my dress I had the bridal boutique order some of the lining material and the tulle. Then they made a bolero out of the materials and embellished it with some of the lace and beading. I haven’t got all of my pics back yet but hopefully this might give you something else to consider 🙂

 

 

Post # 5
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666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a shrug/bolero that was made in a light sheer type of fabric with a little beading on the edges, and it was great.  The fabric used was enough to mask my arm problems without being a opaque cover up.

Before I found it I was hating the thought of a bolero or shrug, because often I don’t like them but it ended up being great.

I found mine at my bridal shop. I think it cost only $30-$40.  You might check around some local shops.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Jennlee:  has the right idea. Too many brides wear a bolero or shrug that ends at the widest part of their arms and that just compounds the problem. Sheer fabrics that are fitted too close to the arm do the same thing.

Something loose makes it look like you didn’t have any trouble at all finding something that fit.

This is by Vera Wang but dhgate makes a reasonably priced copy.  Or, you could get a seamstress to make one.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FutureMrsTharp:  David’s Bridal sells sheer sleeves. I love mine. Good luck. You look absolutely beautiful. That dress fits you perfectly.

Actually, can I share a story? I absolutely hate my arms too. I think they are disproportionately big and I never go sleeveless. I was complaining to the sales consultant at DB and she (herself a thicker woman) said “but they are your arms.” And she’s right. There are people without arms so I shouldn’t complain about have functional ones (this is not a judgment on you at all, promise). I’m learning/trying to love my arms for who they are….but I bought the sleeves too.

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Long-sleeve-with-beaded-floral-motif.-LS1

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@FutureMrsTharp:  I love your dress, it’s so pretty! 🙂 Our dates are only a week apart! I’m planning on getting a little cardigan, because that’s kind of my signature move. I think I can rock wool and satin together. Plus, I’ll probably be in a nice coat for outdoor pictures. I think if you’re comfortable in whatever you choose, that confidence will make the difference in it looking like a cover-up versus something you want to wear.

@Katchin:  Your pictures are lovely! You look beautiful.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Here’s my bolero from Pronovias:

 

Right now I have a shoulder injury and I can’t exercise, so my arms are huge. Sigh…

Post # 13
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160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@FutureMrsTharp:  the first time I clicked on the link to your bolero it wouldn’t load so I just tried it again and I actually really like it! I think it could work really well with your dress

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