Wedding bees! Is it possible to add a sleeve to this dress? Pic Heavy

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Firstly congratulations on your weight loss. As for the dress, you might struggle to find matching lace. Maybe you could order it from the manufacturer. It might be difficult for the seamstress to blend the lace in with the existing lace. If the lace on your dress is a detachable overlay maybe they could make you a new one with sleeves. 


If it’s only stretch marks that you’re worried about maybe you could look into camouflage make up like dermablend. If that stuff can hide tattoos I’m sure it’ll make short work of any stretch marks. And I’m sure that they’re not as bad as you think. If you choose to rock the dress without sleeves, I’m sure everyone else will be too focused on how great you look to worry about your arms. 

Post # 3
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Just want to voice 100% agreement with aliciaspinnet. And say beautiful dress!

Post # 5
10837 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

allure9068: I love your Allure dress! Congrats on your weight loss. I wouldn’t do anything until it comes so you can see how it looks then you can think about your options i.e sleeves, bolero etc.

Post # 8
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Oh boy – thats why i dont show my FI my dress. lol! He makes me question things I would otherwise not be questioning.  I dont think you should add the sleeves.  You loved the dress so much without the sleeves  thats why you bought it.  If you end up hating the way the sleeves turn out than you wont have time to fix it.  You will look beautiful on the wedding day and the sleeve thing will be a thing of the past.  I say tell your FI “Im not doing the sleeve thing and i dont want to discuss it anymore” he’ll say ok and be done with it! All the best! Your dress is AWESOME! 

Post # 9
10837 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

allure9068: When I showed FI my dress, along with some others, he wasn’t excited about it at all but loved it on the day. If it comes early next week I think you’ll be OK and I love that Allure dress.

Post # 10
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Congratulations on the weight loss!!!!

I am battling something similar.  My dream dress is strapless, but I ordered one with 3/4 sleeves because I NEVER show my arms.  I am a self- declared queen of cardigans.  You will see me wearing one when it’s 103 degrees out.  I even started a thread on here called “I Hate My Arms.”  However, I’m coming around to the fact that no one will be looking at my arms because the dress and veil are already so beautfiul.  I also have th stretch marks, but I’m pretty sure if anyone is close enough to my arms to see them, they probably don’t care. 

I think 3/4 sleeves would look good with this dress, but I also think it’s absolutely perfect as is.  Remember, your FI seeing a photo of the dress on a model is much different than seeing it on you.  You will be beautiful no matter what.

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