To bolero or not to bolero

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Bolero or no?
    Yes - please post a picture of one that would work with my dress : (5 votes)
    29 %
    No - please give me tips on how to get over my arms : (12 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @LTD418:  If I were you,

    1. I’d choose cap sleeves rather than a bolero.
    2. A sash will be also a good way to bring the focus into waist, instead of arms.
    3. I’d do kick backs. It tones arms very well.

    And one thing that I can say becase I’m not you – though I know it’s hard to see in other’s view as you already hate something… Your arms are fine. Just don’t tell people that you hate your arms. If you stay quiet, no one will look at your arms. They will focus on your face the dress.

    Post # 5
    10840 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @LTD418: I think you look great in your dress as you are. The detail is beautiful. If you do want  a bolero I thnk a lace one would really compliment the detail on your dress.

    Post # 6
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Instead of a bolero, what about a shawl? I think that would look much prettier!

    I hear you on the arms (though yours are fine!). I’m having sleeves on my dress because I’m self-conscious about mine.

    Post # 7
    1743 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Most of the time, boleros just make people look heavier because they put so much emphasis on the upper part of the body, although the off-the-shoulder (technically this is a jacket) ones are a lot better.  If you really want to cover your arms, have sleeves made in the same lace as the trim on your dress.  Or sheer mesh using the lace as appliques.  Honestly, I think it is just fine as it is.  If you still feel self-conscious, I did 30-day shred with some strict calorie counting–using my own body weight as resistance did great things for my arms:)

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