(Closed) curvy girl wants dress with sleeves

posted 11 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
218 posts
Helper bee

Dolly Couture makes a BEAUTIFUL knee length gown with 3/4 sleeves. If you want a floor length gown, you could order it as a custom gown. I LOVE this dress!

Post # 4
3315 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Do a search for “modest wedding dresses.”  This appears to be wedding-speak for any dress that has sleeves, regardless of whether it is to satisfy religious requirements or just because you want to be more covered up.

Another option would be to use a bolero over a strapless/sleeveless wedding dress.

Post # 5
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

There are many dresses with sleeves available or you can always wear a gown with a bolero. 

Aurora D'Paradiso Style #6872

Post # 6
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

You could also purchase material and have sleeves added to a gown!  I took my dress to a local store that did alterations and had sleeves added! 😉 Just fyi – I am a curvy girl too and the gowns I tried on just didn’t give enough coverage in the neckline.  So, I had the seamstress add the same material (used to make my sleeves) to the bust area – to tie the whole look together.



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Post # 7
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I absolutely love this dress:

It’s a Justin Alexander.

I have a strapless dress. I bought a wrapor to wear over it.


Post # 8
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Pronovias/San Patrick/La Sposa do some beautiful dresses with sleeves. Enzoani do some very stylish and unusual wraps. Maggie Sottero have a few with sleeves, too. Your biggest struggle won’t be finding one with sleeves, it’ll be finding one without any beads/lace/ruffles or other embellishment. 

Be careful with “modest” bridal gowns – from what I’ve seen, they just add the same ugly short sleeves and mid-height neckline to all styles of gown. They could make a skinny 17-year-old look matronly. 

There are beautiful dresses out there where the sleeves add to the look, not detract from it.


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Post # 9
14 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

allure bridals have some good sleeved dresses and a line specifically made for bigger women…

Post # 10
24 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@October4040: what style is this Justin Alexander number, I love… and am curvy too

Post # 11
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Speaking of Dolly Couture, Mrs. Daschund used them for her dress, and she looked fabulous! You should check out her posts. 🙂

Post # 12
1 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

You can always find a strapless dress and wear a cardigan over it!

Post # 13
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine has cap sleeves.

Post # 14
2889 posts
Sugar bee

If cap sleeves will make you happy, I was told they can be added to any strapless dress. As far as real sleeves, I know how hard it is, while at DB, my mom asked the consultant if she could bring something with sleeves and she looked at my mom like seh was crazy. Aparently they only have sleeves on plus sized dresses! Some of the previously posted dresses with lace sleeves are georgeous!

Post # 15
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Here is an Alfred Angelo with sleeves: style 825

I bought my gown from A.A. and they are great. They also have lots of sample dresses in plus sizes so you can try things on.

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