(Closed) Cap Sleeves

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think they’ll make you look bigger,  why are you wanting to add sleeves?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think cap sleeves are lovely, and underused. They help a dress have a cleaner line, rather than cutting a bride off at the bust.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love love love cap sleeves. Originally I was going to make my dress and it was going to have cap sleeves….then I found the one in a store and it was all over. My dress isn’t strapless so cap sleeves are a no go.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love cap sleeves…you should do it! They would look great with the dress.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

firstly I love love love your dress! It is soooo pretty! Gorgeous girl. And I think if you want sleeves, you should do it! They’re incredibly easy for a seamstress to add. My SIL had cap sleeves at her wedding too 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I LOVE cap sleeves!  When I tried on dresses, the consultant took cap sleeves from another dress and placed them on my shoulders, just to see how it would look the dresses I had on.  Have you tried that?  If you do get them, you should make them removable, so if you change your mind, you can still go strapless.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

my maggie dress has them. order them, wear them for the ceremony and detach them for the reception. best of both worlds!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am fuller on top and I thought about wearing cap sleeves, but they made my arms look bigger and they drew more attention to my fuller top, which I did not want, so I am going strapless. I think you should take the previous posters suggestions and have the salon show you how they would look, so you have a better understanding of how they might look on you.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think the capsleeves add a nice touch.  I didn’t want to go completely strapless so I am having them put on my Maggie Soterro dress.  I’m wider across the shoulders so I didn’t want to look even wider 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I purchased a dress that has removable cap sleeves – which I love! My shoulders are a little on the wide side, so the cap sleeves really helps break up all that flesh above the bust line. And after the ceremony when it’s time to break out my dancing moves, I can just unsnap the sleeves and wave my arms in the air like I just don’t care 🙂

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Cap sleeves make me nervous because they tend to make arms, even thin arms, look heavier from the back. I avoid cap sleeves like the plague, but I’m super arm paranoid. I think that dress is gorgeous sans sleeves!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Lilliola, Check out the Maggie Sottero Milana- it has REALLY similar lines to your dress with the cap sleeves- so you can get an idea of whether or not you like them. I actually tried this dress on with the cap sleeves and loved that they made my arms look smaller and closer to my body. Good luck, i dont think you can go wrong either way bc your dress is beautiful. At the very least have them made so they are detachable, and you can have 2 different looks.

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