Please help me decide! Do I spend the extra cash?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I buy the cape?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    12 %
    No : (43 votes)
    56 %
    Buy a jacket in a different style. : (25 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 2
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think it is  rather lovley and will offset your dress beautifully.  No more armpit concerns!

    Post # 3
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think you look amazing in your dress which is also beautiful. I personally find the jacket too fussy in comparison to the simple, clean lines of your dress. I’s suggest a little bolero/fur for the cooler moments, but in the excitement of a ceremony, I doubt you will be cold.

    In the end you need to be comfortable, so if you love this jacket go with it… but you certainly don’t need to cover up.

    Post # 4
    2595 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    chelle619:  I like the idea of a cape, just not that one. 

    Mainly because I don’t like the neckline – it’s like it can’t decide whether it wants to be a bateau neck or a scoop, both of which can be flattering, but it’s stuck in between the two in a way that doesn’t look that flattering. 

    I’d prefer something like this – not necessarily this one, just this neckline – so that it would still show off the sweetheart neckline, as that looks great on you: 

    Or something just covering the shoulders, like this:

    Or something even more sparkly, like this:

    Or, if you wanted to cover the neckline more, go full bateau:

    Also, for $500 you could get this from Ivy and Aster:

    Or this, for $385:


    Or this for $352

    … all of which are better options, neckline-wise.

    Post # 5
    6959 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That dress is lovely, I would wear it just as is!

    Post # 6
    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

    I think it looks nice as is. A lace bolero or a fur wrap would look good too.

    Post # 7
    1116 posts
    Bumble bee

    I agree with clairebbbear:  that it’s not the right jacket for that dress and some of the ones she posted are stunning. If you think you’ll be more comfortable with something then get something. You can always take it on and off as much as you like throughout the day.

    Post # 8
    12865 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No, save the $500.  I think the dress is perfect as is and adding more is just clutter.

    Post # 9
    716 posts
    Busy bee

    I vote fur bolero.  Your dress reminds me of Kate Middleton’s reception dress.  If you Google a picture, she is wearing a fur bolero.


    Post # 10
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    the jacket is beautiful but I think it ends at a weird place…right across the breast line. .I honestly don’t think you need the jacket…you look fantastic the way it is. 

    Post # 11
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    chelle619:  that dress and YOU are way too beautiful to hide behind that cape. i’d look for something a bit simpler so it doesn’t take away from either 🙂

    Post # 12
    1499 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love you dress. I also really like your idea of the jewelled capelet, but that is way too much to spend on an accessory. I am not a fan of boleros with your dress, I think the one you posted is chic and the others ones posted here (sorry ladies) will look ho-hum.

    If you want more of a wintery feel, what abuot a fur (faux or not) stole? I like the idea of wrapping your upper half all the way around and then taking it off for the reeption- so the capaelt you posted or a tole or even just tulle wrapped around your shoulders?

    tulle bridal wrap

    Sadie Wrap

    Winter Wedding Faux Fur - Warm & Pretty. Love it for the flower girls

    Post # 13
    375 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t know if this will help, but I have been loving Carol Hannah’s (of Project Runway fame) coverups in her online shop, especially her Phoenix Capelet.  They’re all pretty price-y, though the capelet is $425, so doable if you were already considering spending $500.  The crystal designs are gorgeous, seem very Art Deco, and would be perfect for a winter wedding.  


    Post # 15
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Personally I think your dress is beautiful as is, and adding a cape or jacket would take away from it in some way. if you get a jacket I think I would go with something else.

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