Wedding Dress Blues!!! Help! Please vote!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I wear this bodysuit?
    Wear bodysuit. : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Embrace arms. : (79 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 2
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    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I don’t care for that body suit at all – so i picked embrace your arms.  But maybe a lace one would look better? 

    Post # 3
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    mizzdo:  You look beautiful, embrace your arms and use some 5lb weights before the wedding to feel more comfortable. Your dress looks stunning on you in the second picture with your hands on your hips!

    Post # 4
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    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Embrace your arms! They’re a part of you and honestly, no one is going to be sitting there looking at your arms! The bodysuit is a little ice-dancer-ish and honestly brings more attention to them than having them bare. I think any type of cover up would distract from the skirt and turn it into a whole lot of “look”.

     

    Post # 5
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    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

    Honestly, I wouldn’t have even considered your arms as being an “issue” if you hadn’t made a point of mentioning that’s your concern. The dress fits you wonderfully and really, really suits you. I’m usually not a big fan of the ruffly bottom look but I’m seriously loving your dress!

    On the other hand, (and I truly don’t mean to cause offense with this) the body suit, in my opinion, lessens the look drastically. It looks a bit awkward and kind of ruins the elegant prettiness of the gown.

    As someone who’s had a lot of weight fluctuation in the past, I can totally empathize with how you might be feeling self-conscious but… arms showing = “WOW!” Body suit = “Is that supposed to be there?”

    Post # 6
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    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

    I don’t totally hate the bodysuit. Is there a way it could be modified to more of a boat neck or off the shoulders? I just think with the high neckline, it’s a bit distracting. I totally understand the feeling of being uncomfortable with your arms. You do need to feel good on your wedding so you should do what makes you feel better. 

    Post # 7
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I really don’t like the bodysuit…. would you consider a bolero instead, or perhaps some different sleves on the dress? I really just don’t think it goes at all, sorry.

    Post # 8
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    2056 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I don’t see anything wrong with your bare arms at all. The bodysuit just looks strange with the dress. I would embrace your arms! No one is going to notice your arms jiggling except for you. And even you shouldn’t be focusing on that!

    Post # 9
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    P.s. congratulations on the weight loss! See it as a positive, rather than a negative. It’s a sign of all that effort you’ve put in 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Congratulations on your weight loss! Your waist looks so tiny in that dress. You really do look great.

    If you are uncomfortable with your bare arms, then wear the body suit. In my personal opinion, I say embrace what you are working with! 

    Post # 11
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    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    mizzdo:  Rock those arms!!! I see muscle, and stength when I look at your pictures.  That is someone no woman should ever hide 🙂

    Post # 12
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    425 posts
    Helper bee

    The most important thing is that you should feel comfortable and confident on your day. I don’t think anyone will look at you and think twice about your arms, but if it will be on your mind all night, there’s nothing wrong with trying to cover them up for your comfort. I don’t think the body suit should be the way you go, but there are a lot of other options out there.

    Tulle cover from Davids bridal

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Tulle-Draped-Cover-Up-VW371168_Accessories-Sashes-and-Coverage-Options-All-Sashes-Coverage-Options

    Organza coverup

     

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Textured-Organza-Draped-Cover-Up-VW371169_Accessories-Sashes-and-Coverage-Options-All-Sashes-Coverage-Options

     

    Lace jacket

     

    Long sleeve lace

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Long-Sleeve-Lace-Jacket-LSLACE_Accessories-Sashes-and-Coverage-Options-All-Sashes-Coverage-Options

     

    Just for some other ideas!

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    mizzdo:  My problem area is my hips and thighs and I find (especially in swimwear) when I’m trying to minimize it and wear something more covering, it actually draws more attention to it.  That bodysuit does that same thing.  Dance away!!  Who cares!!  

    Post # 14
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    282 posts
    Helper bee

    I know a woman who lost over 100lbs and had loose skin on her arms.  At first she was extremely self conscious, but then she decided that she had “earned her wings”.  You look great!  You deserve to feel great!  Look at it as a symbol of how hard you’ve worked, and remember that your best accessory is CONFIDENCE!

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - hotel

    You so do not need to cover up! That dress looks amazing on you without the body suit! Maybe try looking up some bridal boleros if you’re worried, but honestly, you really needn’t be!

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