(Closed) 1st Fitting today-Cap sleeves Yay or Nay?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Cap Sleeves

    YES

    NO

  • Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I must agree with lanibug.  I love cap sleeves; my dress has them as well.  However I feel that those in particular take away from the beauty of your dress.  I think that tulle cap sleeves or off the shoulder sleeves could look lovely.

    Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Definitely sleeves. 

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    wabanzi:  I think it is nicer with the sleeves – more distinctive, more balanced – but somehow those particular straps don’t quite do it for me. The option a pp posted might be really nice to try. I would play around with a different sleeve mockups before choosing one.

    I also am betting people will vote more for strapless, because it has by far been the most common style of wedding dress for quite a while, and I kind of feel like people have been programmed to automatically think it looks better, buuuut I think they’re wrong. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 19
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Although the cap sleeves are very pretty, I really love your gown without them. Also, don’t worry about being 50 and wearing a strapless ball gown.  I was 47 and wore a strapless A line/ball gown.  You look fantastic!

    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Here’s an idea…I also had cap sleeves but they were attached with a button/snap so I wore them during my pictures and the ceremony and then took them off for dancing. It was a perfect combination!

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

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    wabanzi:  post pics when you do! The simpler tulle sleeve won’t compete with all the beautiful beading on the bodice and you won’t know this till you try it on, but the statement pearl necklace may work as well.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I love it with the cap sleeves

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love cap sleeves.  I think you look fantastic in the dress without then especially if you have the statement necklace.  I do like your idea of wearing them at the reception, sounds like a fun way to change it up.  

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    i dont like the cap sleeves. the dress without looks stunning the sleeves make it look gaudy sorry ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I lovvvvve the cap sleeves! However, I’d get a more simple veil. I think it’s overpowering the gorgeous dress and sleeves.

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee

    Even though I usually love cap sleeves, I voted no because I think you look younger and more ‘fun’ in the strapless. But in saying that, I’m going against what other people have said and wearing cap sleeves myself!

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted yes because you already said you feel bare up top, and I felt the same way.  I never regretted my unpopular decision to add cap sleeves.  I also think adding the cap sleeves looks nicer in pictures, you’re not risking any of those “Is the bride naked?” pictures.  Those cap sleeves are lovely, I say do it!

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I’m surprised “no sleeves” is winning in the vote.  I think it looks so much better with them!  The dress is pretty on it’s own, but it looks more balanced with the sleeves.  When I first opened the post, I thought the sleeves were original to the dress and you meant adding more fabric to them.  They look like they belong there!

    Plus, anything that will make you more comfortable is a win!

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