Post # 1
I’ve had so many different opinions on whether i should add cap sleeves to my dress. I dont want to look bigger on top so do you think cap sleeves will give that look? I like them with them with or without….my thing is i just dont want to look i have huge shoulders. Here is a picture of my dress. thanks.
Post # 3
I don’t think they’ll make you look bigger, why are you wanting to add sleeves?
Post # 4
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
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
I love cap sleeves…you should do it! They would look great with the dress.
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
decisions decisions haha…..thanks everyone for your feedback….i’m still stuck. I may just end up going sleeves….
i’m a little busy so i’m thinking i may just add more attention to the girls and i don’t really want that.
Post # 10
my maggie dress has them. order them, wear them for the ceremony and detach them for the reception. best of both worlds!
Post # 11
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 # 12
Oooops i meant to say i’m busty on my previous post…..so like you noritake22 i’m also fuller on top. when i tried them on everyone loved it but i just wasn’t sure. i really dont want to draw attention to my fuller top or my arms either. one salon said they look great the other salon that i got my veil at said i would just draw the attention to my top if i did cap sleeves and they suggested i shouldn’t but it was my decision…so i’m going strapless.
Post # 13
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
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
- 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
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.