Post # 1
Hi! So this is my dress, minus the straps since I didn’t want to be fighting with them all day. The bodice has pearl and sequin beading on top of some lacy-looking embroidery. Also, in the photo there are several little ribbon flowers sewn across the neckline that I had the seamstress remove, so it looks a little less busy on top.
Here’s the deal – I really wanted a dress with some coverage, but couldn’t find one I liked in my budget.
Then I stumbled across Tulip Bridal and fell in love with their sleeveless lace boleros. But I have two questions:
1. My dress is white. Would an ivory bolero look OK, or ridiculous? Would anyone even care?
2. Are these boleros too busy for my dress?
Please help this unfashionable soul, bees!
Post # 3
It depends on the ivory – somthem them I’ve seen are clearly NOT white, and would clash a lot. I’m sure you can find an ivory bolero. I imagine most bridal bolero makers provide them in both ivory and white?
I’m not personally a fan of boleros, but if you want more coverage what about adding thicker straps or some kind of cap sleeve?
Post # 4
I would definitely recommend a white bolero to go with your white gown – I think ivory would probably look funny. I would also recommend looking at boleros in a sheer, white (solid) organza like the skirt of your gown. Since you already have embellishment on the bodice, and since you already toned it down a bit, I think an organza bolero would blend in nicely while a lace one might indeed look too busy.
Post # 5
I think the sleevelss lace bolero would look fine, as there is no lace on the dress for it to clash with. I would however, choose white.
Post # 6
I know you said sleeveless and this one has a sleeve, but I think something along these lines would work well with your gown:
Or one of these:
Chiffon would be another good fabric option to think about.
Post # 7
Thanks, ladies! Steering clear of the ivory then. 🙂
I found the dress online with the zoom feature, so here’s a close-up of the bodice that better shows the embroidery. Again, the flowers are being removed.
I really liked this bolero in particular, but I think I can see how it might be too much:
The same seller has chiffon and satin shrugs. The satin one is one of our wedding colors, turquoise, but it comes in white, too.
And this is why I shouldn’t have listened to my mother and picked a “plain” dress. lol 🙂