(Closed) Dear Kate Middleton…

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m in a vaguely frumpy medieval dress in part BECAUSE it has sleeves.  The strapless ones were fine on me, but my mom was SO on edge about it (what, mom?  Everyone has arms.  Guys go topless ALL the time.  Why can’t I even bare my shoulders?  Whatever.  It’s similar to the dress I’ve wanted since high school.)

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nordstrom is already designing a dress that looks a lot like Kate Middleton’s (or rather, the Duchess of Cambridge’s)…it’s called “the Duchess.”  They say it’ll be ready for sale by Sept. 15.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It makes me wonder if she didn’t HAVE to wear sleeves, would she have?

Post # 20
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Helper bee

Insiders knew that she would wear sleeves so we actually started to see a trend at the last Bridal Market that reflected her look. We have several dresses from top designers coming into the shop with sleeves, caps, detachable lace boleros etc. Her look was stunning!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wore cap sleeves, and regretted it!  Mine were so beaded and heavy, they cut into my shoulders all night! I wish I would have worn it around the shop longer to make sure it wouldn’t do that!

 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@MsJeep23: Bahaha. Come to Utah. Sleeved wedding dresses everywhere.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

oooh i love the look!! i’m not sure if i’m going to pull it off thought but its nice to have a sleeve option when i’m having a november wedding in new england!

 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I LOVED her dress and having said that, there are few that could pull it off and look that amazing.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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@Lindsay05: She had a pretty modern reception dress, so I think her ceremony dress was for the old folks 😉

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

I have been tired of the whole strapless sweetheart neckline look for quite a while.  Every time someone alters their neckline to a sweetheart, I want to scream “Why are you making your dress look like every other dress on the market right now?????” 

I’ll be happy if Kate’s choice does bring sleeves back.  When I got married, I hated the way my arms looked in my strapless gown, but there weren’t a whole lot of other dress styles to choose from that weren’t strapless. I think most woman look better with a little less skin showing…

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper

I’m happy about it to. Its a great reminder to world, there are other options damnit.

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@Loribeth:

Exactly!! I’m rapidly approaching cookie-cutter, wedding gown burnout and long for classic bridal looks ala Grace Kelly & Elizabeth Taylor (circa 1950). Even though I’m relatively fit…the idea of standing before our families & the rabbi with my business all propped up makes me cringe. <ack!>

 

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 1999

@Miss Fish: Right there with you! DD here, stoked about the possibility of more sleeve (or even 3/4 sleeve) options. Whether they be lace or completely covered.

It’s great for my bingo wings too!!!!

Grace Kelly & Elizabeth Taylor had lovely dresses back in the day. I’m hoping they become inspiration for a few designers as well. 

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am a 32DD and had two kids. Strappless is NOT my friend.It would be nice to have some new and inventive straps, but the full on sleeves I wouldnt do. My Davids you can order any of the three options for detachable straps. Cap/beaded, string, and a wider one/beaded. Whoopy!! My dress is strapless and straight across. At lest I know I have issues (unlike a smaller friend who didnt know she had to at hers, and I was on boobie patrol.. lol) so I am wearing a underbust corset to push them up (and squeeze me in) a strapless bra after alterations I am SO going to jump everywhere around like a fairy to make sure they stay where they are supposed to!Maybe it would have been less painful to just sew them in.

I would love to see some fun spunky cap sleeves, or a long sleeve liek hers that you can detach.

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