(Closed) Bridal Gown Coverup

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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3691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m sorry, but I just don’t think cardigans are bridal at all.  Some sort of shawl or wrap in a bridal fabric would be better.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh, you look gorgeous in that gown!

I have seen lots of photos of brides wearing cardigans and i think it looks super cute, unless it is an elegant and/or formal wedding. I wore a cardigan in the evening, but ours was just a tiny ultra casual wedding.

This is a picture of me: ( not stylish but functional)

 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve seen shiny silver or gold cardigans that work really well.

Or if you want more casual and want to avoid the satin bolero, i’ve seen really cute knitted boleros 🙂

EDIT: By shiny, I mean sequined, not satin.

Post # 8
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think a cardigan could be very cute. Check around the holidays (or for the good sales, right after) for something blingy yet bridal, Christmas is seriously a great time to get white, gold or silver sparkly little covers.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

You look amazing in that dress!! It’s perfect on you just as it is.  I do NOT think your arms look too large at all, and I would definitely not wear a bolero or a cardigan.  I think both would compete with or take away from the gorgeous lines of your dress. 

To make your mother and Future Mother-In-Law more comfortable, however, you may want to select a very long (longer than the dress), very sheer, no-visible-edge veil, perhaps with some Swarovski crystals very ligthly dispersed on it (to go with the beautiful bling on your gown). Because such a veil would be very long and sheer, it would not compete with the lines of your gown, and it may give you just the little touch that you need to satisfy their concerns. You can allow this to drape over your shoulders a bit in some of your pics if you would like.  

If you’re looking for some type of wrap in case you are chilly (for after you would decide to take off the veil), I would suggest a sheer, light-silvery wrap that also will go with the silvery bling on your gown. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’m in your same situation and fully plan to rock a matching shrug or cardigan if I cannot find a sleeved dress I love. I think that to keep it looking intentional, having it the same hue is really important.

Kate Middleton’s second dress was strapless and she wore a cropped cardigan that matched perfectly and it looks awesome. (Vogue knitting has a free pattern available based on her look, for those who knit or know someone who does http://www.vogueknitting.com/free_patterns/cropped_angora_cardigan.aspx )

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t mind cardigans on brides, but I think your dress is far to formal for a cardigan.  Boleros are so tricky…sometimes they don’t match and look contrived and awkward. 

I think you look beautiful!!! I wouldn’t change a thing with your look, unless you honestly would feel more comfortable with being covered up.  I think it would be a bigger shocker to your Fiance to own your beauty and strut the aisle just the way you are!

Post # 13
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have the same issue…I hate my arms!!

I didn’t know if I was going to like it, but I fell in love with a DB’s bolero…..

 

And as my Darling Husband kept reminding me before I insisted on the bolero, the veil (if you’re wearing one) will help cover a lot as well. 🙂

Hope that helps!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@simpleandchic:  I like a lot of these ideas!  But I also think a cardigan will work great too.

Post # 15
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1278 posts
Bumble bee

@simpleandchic:  I like a lot of these ideas!  But I also think a cardigan will work great too.

Post # 16
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7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

A cardigan is very casual. Will that more casual feel work with the rest of your wedding? If not, and you need something that is as formal as your dress, a silk bolero may work. I ordered a 3/4 sleeve bolero from an Etsy seller, and it was lovely (http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmpressBride). She’ll send you fabric samples so you can get a good color match (to your dress or to one of your colors). Fur (fake or real) or maribou feathers could work well, too.

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