(Closed) Can someone explain this please

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think they’re really hit or miss.  I saw some photos with people in them that I really liked.  When I saw me in them, not so much.  And my  It’s just I donno, for me, no matter how stylish they are they made me look frumpy.  Then if a friend tries one on I’m like wow that looks great.  I’m not sure what’s the difference is

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It’s just a style fad/fashion. Nothing more complicated than that. Fashion right now is directing a lot of attention to the shoulder area: padded shoulders, peaked shoulders, puffed sleeves. And since the bridal market hasn’t segued yet out of this sleeveless/strapless phase, it’s just kind of an unconscious thing that to lots of womens’ eyes, a bolero — adding what the fashion world calls “volume” at the shoulder — would look attractive. In another year or two we’ll be seeing a LOT more dresses with puffed sleeves, cap sleeves, short sleeves, flutter sleeves, elbow sleeves, portrait collars, etc etc.

I really really really wanted a 1930s style garden-party dress with little slightly puffed sleeves, myself, but couldn’t find the dress of my dreams. So I’ve got, yup, a sleeveless lace dress …. and a bolero.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s great and another alternative to a shawl or a fur wrap for cooler weather brides if there’s outdoor activities.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I think if they aren’t too tight they look really nice!  You’re right though, the ones that are “cutting-into-your-arms” tight usually look bad.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It totally needs to be flattering, otherwise it gets a really awkward look to it, no doubt.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I love boleros! My favorite thing about them is that they can make a strapless dress church-appropriate and more formal. And then you can take the bolero off and add a sash for the reception and totally change your look.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i bought one just in case (random weather in Nov.) but I agree, people do tend to go pretty bananas over them =)

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think you need to have skinny upper arms and a long neck to pull off a bolero. I have neither of those things so I’m not really a fan.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My dress actually came with a matching bolero jacket, which has long sleeves (December wedding) and was one of the big reasons I picked the style of dress. 

(That’s a pic of the dress from the manufacturer’s site.  So not me.  😉

 

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Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oooh I like the jacket that came with your dress! It looks like its part of the dress!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with sleepylittlesailor. I wanted a dress with sleeves and you just can’t get them anymore. You would not believe the grief I got when I told bridal shop consultants that what I wanted was a dress with long sleeves. I finally just told everyone it was because my church required it, and I STILL got looks about how old-fashioned and ugly (yes, I even had one comment that sleeves were ugly) my dress would be if I didn’t go with a strapless dress. If I didn’t want to marry my honey so badly, I probably would have put the wedding off for five years until decent dresses came back in style. As it is, I gave up on finding a dream dress and ordered the next best thing. I still feel like I missed out.

My bridesmaids are all wearing boleros too. Why? Because I like the look of sleeves!

Boleros are the classiest alternative to the strapless gowns that pervade the market right now, for a bride who prefers the sleeved-look. I really think that is all it is. 

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

^ Wow.  That’s crazy rude.  Did a bridal consultant say that??  I hope you didn’t buy there!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m waering a strapless dress and I’d like one so I feel a little less naked in church!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

So I didn’t want a strapless, but the dress I loved was strapless.  So I decided to go for it. It had a matching bolero, but I tried it on and it was so itchy! (I have sensitive skin)  They are pretty though.  Anyways, my dress comes in and it has spaghetti straps, really pretty spaghetti straps with sparkles that match the empire waist detailing.

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