Should I add sleeves to my dress? Please help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

If you can get the same fabric as the dress, prefeably the lace, I’d say go with it. I have problematic inner-upper arms, too, and the only place I expose them is on the beach.

 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

FutureBoyett89:  I think it would look okay if the lace used was the same or similar enough.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I’m having basically the same dress, only with a shorter, more 50s style skirt. I’m having tiny cap sleeves, so I say yes, but I’m not sure what you mean by “half sleeves”. I am not a fan of sleeves that go to the elbow. And I agree, they’d have to be made of the same lace.

Can you post a picture of what you have  in mind?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

FutureBoyett89:  I’m having fitted elbow-length sleeves in the same lace added to my dress so I say YES to you! I don’t like cap sleeves as they just seem to accentuate the negative. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

This is just my opinion but I think that whenever anyone adds a sleeve it draws attention to said sleeve, and therefore the arm you’re trying to hide. When I look at the dress without sleeves I see a beautiful neckline and detailing… as soon as you add the sleeve that’s all I can see. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Very nice!!! I much prefer the dress WITH sleeves, so I say go for it!

Amazing how much these dresses look like the one I’m having made! 😀

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love elbow-length lace sleeves, they look so elegant. I say go for it!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are going to add a sleeve, don’t choose the length of the sleeve in the last pic you posted. That sleeve ends at the widest part of the upper arm, making it look bigger than it is.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I like sleeves. I think PP are funny about sleeve length and making your arms look wider or something. I would go elbow length personally, but that is my ideal.

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