(Closed) Cap Sleeve Sheath Dresses- any opinions?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I’m not a fan of the high neckline, but otherwise they’re nice. I prefer cap sleeved empire waist dresses 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m wearing a shorter sheath dress for the rehearsal dinner, and then the same dress in a different color for a reception dress.

I think they’re really sexy and fun!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

I think they are all beautiful I did consider something like it to start but as it is a style that I would normally wear to a nice party, I felt I wanted something a bit grander and bridal for my wedding day. I think you have more opportunities in life to wear a lovely evening gown than you do a ballgown. mine isn’t a full ballgown as its not a style that suits me, but I have a tull fit and flare with lace and beading detailing which I feel beautiful in. I have a sheath dress for dancing at the reception though. 

At the end of the day, it’s an individual choice as to what you love and the style of and kind of day you want to have. As I said I think they are all gorgeous and I’d happily wear any one of them. 🙂 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I love the simple silhouette.  The beaded sheath in particular is really stylish and unique.   It still shows off the curves of the body so even with the high neck its not modest.  Many dresses this style have low backs – I tried on a couple similar with low cowl backs.  Amazing but not right for my body shape.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think they’re pretty. Some girls can really carry this look off.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I honestly love them. I think they look better on small-busted girls, like the ones in the pictures- I know I’ve tried them on, and me and my G-cups looked ridiculous.  But I just love them on other people and wish wish wish I could wear them myself.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think they are gorgeous and would love something like that myself!  But I had a dress kind of like that for a totally different occasion & my fiance made a comment about the high neck.  I don’t think he’s much of a style icon, but I realized it wasn’t quite what he was into so I did not go that direction for a wedding dress.  I think if it’s your style & something you think your fiance would like, go for it!! The dresses are beautiful!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 1993

Wow, these are really beautiful. I adore these! So elegant and classy, and no, not prudish at all. 

 

I do think that they require a certain figure to pull off, however. I’d have to don some serious shapewear to rock those dresses! I feel like the skirt isn’t very forgiving… Eeep!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

I love love love them!!! I tried on several but had to admit defeat and not get one. Im 30EE (UK) so am quite busty and they just didnt look good (I know that the dress would be made to measure me) and my boobs were just squished up and made me look all meaty and weird up there. I love the high neck and cap sleeves. I especially like a dress like that with a fussy back – like a cowl back or a lacy/sequinny/embroidered one with a long sparkly lariet necklace down the front. Plain on front, with a sexy-amazing swarovski lariet and a beutiful back. After trying the style on and seeing the state of my bust I went with a lower neckline. I think if youre slim and no-bust, willowy…they look amazing. They are elegant and beautiful and if you add somethign a bit differentthey can be stunning, sexy and unusual.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@justjade:  Cap sleeved dresses with high(er) necklines are very common among LDS (Mormon) brides.  If you have a more interesting back, it doesn’t look prudish.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

@justjade

That is absolutely, shockingly, ridiculously beautiful….WHAT is is???!!!!!???!!?!?!?!?!?! What make? Designer? Where from? Price? OMG!!!!!!!!! I already have a dress but WOWZER! DROOOOL!!!!! 🙂 I have maggie soterro, Bernadette, which is kinda-maybe-ish similar to the original design talked about, but not quite. I seriously want like 10 dresses….

Post # 16
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Newbee

I personally don’t like the high neckline that is covered.  They do not look bridal.  Maybe you should check out lace illusion dresses if you’re looking for more coverage?  Or if you like that the retro style, check out Justin Alexander. 

I wish I could have worn a slip dress.  They look great on girls with small frames.  Brides mag said that they can make girls with big busts look top heavy and that’s exactly how I felt.  The allure slip dresses are awesome if you like lace.  Check out 8764.  My fiancee kept pointing out that dress when I was flipping through mags, so I’m going to have to add a cap sleeve to my dress dang it!

 

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