Post # 1
Hi everyone. For a while I’d been wanting a dress with short sleeves. Somehow, in the planning and everything I Got a little caught up and picked a dress with no sleeves. I love the dress, and have no plans on changing it, but when ever I see pictures of dresses with short sleeves, I feel a little pang of sadness. I have a couple of idea of how to alleviate this, but I’m not sure which way to go.
My dress is the one on the brides here: http://iloveswmag.com/2012/07/10/simple-alabama-wedding-with-colorful-bridesmaid-dresses/ and here: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/10/25/fort-worth-wedding-from-ryan-ray-candlelight-films/
Option A) A little bolero. The problem is that most white boleors would be difficult to match the all over ivory lace of my dress, and others are too fuzzy/cozy for August. I do like this one possibility, but I’m worried the color is too dark.
Option B) Use the exta fabric from the excess hem of my dress to create sleeves. But, the dress set up is a halter type of top, so I’m not sure how feasible this would be. Any pictures or suggestions for how to do this would be greatly appreciated!
Thoughts? Halp! Am I going crazy? Will my need for sleeves pass? I’d love to see your pictures if you used a coverup or made your own sleeves, particularly with an all over lace dress.
Thankyou so much!
Post # 4
I’m the only one who voted :(…I said no sleeves, I love the dress as is. I REALLY don’t like the gold one though
Post # 5
I think the spun gold one is WAY overpriced. My mom got a top like that about ten years ago from Wal Mart or K-Mart. The only difference was that my mom’s was a full overshirt thing, and pretty tacky, while this one is cute. Still ,though, if it’s the same materials they are using at Walmart, it can’t possibly be worth $180 unless they are paying fair trade master artisans to weave them by hand in carbon neutral facilities…which, since it’s anthro, I seriously doubt.
Have you looked on Etsy? If you cut a tiny piece of your dress from alterations scraps or an inconspicuous place, maybe you could send it in for someone to match and male a custom one for you.
Post # 6
I just gave an hour of my life to the etsy gods – thank you for the suggestion! I didn’t think to look there.
My thoughts on the gold Bolero is that I’d like something that isn’t too hot and looks like a purposeful addition. The different color helped that – trying to match too closely would be more conspicuous, I think. I don’t know – I’ll probably be thrilled to go sleeveless when the time comes, I just sigh a little whenever I see them!
Post # 7
I like sleeves but I don’t think it will look good with that dress. That back is the best part so wearing a bolero will ruin the look of the nice open back. I don’t see how you could add sleeves without it looking a little silly. It’s a beautiful dress, just wear it as is.