Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2021 - Beaver Creek, CO
I think it looks stunning on you and perfectly appropriate for a church wedding. I really would not add cap sleeves- in my opinion cap sleeves can cut off the line of your arms and make them look bigger (which yours aren’t- not at all!)
Post # 17
I think it’s beautiful, and once it’s altered to fit you properly, it will be perfectly modest and fine for church unless your church is super-picky. If they are, maybe some kind of lace over-jacket for the ceremony that you could take off after?
And it certainly doesn’t make you look wide – you have a great figure.
Post # 18
Please don’t add any panels to this dress, front or back. I tend to be more conservative in terms of dress than most bees, and this dress is in no way revealing, nor inappropriate. It is BEAUTIFUL on you! There is nothing to cover up, and it is perfect the way it is (when it is altered to fit, of course).
Post # 19
I think you look gorgeous, and you were lucky to find such a well-suited dress that you could get before July since most dresses take 6+ months.
Like everyone else, I do not think you need any modesty panels. I also agree that cap sleeves are the worst. Very few people look good in them.
Post # 20
P.s cap sleeves do limit the range of motion for you arms, so that’s something to think about
Post # 21
I have to thank all of you for your feedback so far. I was honestly a bit afraid to post this because I was afraid there would be so many negative comments about the dress, and I’m pleasantly proven wrong. So thank you all!.
I’ve just ordered a mostly sheer shrug with lace details on it and I’ll see how that looks first before I commit to paying for illusion sleeves(as much as I want them I really cant afford it). She is actually adding a modesty piece in the front, but she’s making it removable in case I dont like it, but this way I can see how it would actually look.
I do think the shrug will make it seem less open(wide) so it will feel less exposed. I also think a V necklace will help there not be so much negative space. I know it doesnt seem like a lot of skin, but it just feels like it to me. (I’m a fall time, sweater kind of girl)
I’ll post a picture of the shrug just to have some opinions on it. I figure worst comes to, i send it back if it ends up looking bad.
But you’ve all helped me feel more at ease with my dress decision. So thank you!
Post # 22
I may have to have it altered slightly so it isn’t such a loose fit, but I’ll figure all that out after it arrives and I try it with my dress.
Post # 23
I’m very conservative in the way I dress as well so I get where you’re coming from. The shrug you ordered sounds like a great idea! And if that particular one doesn’t work out, it’s not the only shrug in the world 🙂
ETA: that’s so pretty! I think you’re on the right track.
Post # 24
It’s a fairly modest dress. If you’re wearing a veil, keep in mind that the veil will also cover your back some.
I hate my upper arms, so I understand where you’re coming from. FWIW, I think cap sleeves can actually make your arms look bigger, because the edge of the cap sleeve often hits at one of the larger parts of the upper arm. I think the dress would look lovely with 3/4 sleeves or bracelet length sleeves, though.
Post # 25
That dress is beautiful and it looks stunning on you! There’s no need to add extra fabric, you’ll ruin the look if you add sleeves or a modesty panel. And with a summer wedding, you’ll overheat if your dress covers every inch of your body. That dress doesn’t make you look wide at all. In fact, a V-neck is very slimming; adding a modesty panel there will actually make you look wider.
I wouldn’t do anything to change the design of your dress, I think it’s perfect as is. Of course it needs to be altered to fit better, but please don’t try to cover up by adding more fabric. I’m afraid that will make you look matronly, as the dress is already quite modest.
Post # 26
I think once it’s altered to fit you, you will love it. Altering it will make it less revealing and adding a hairpiece/veil, neclace and belt (if you like that look) will be perfect! Your gorgeous and shouldn’t feel insecure about anything
Post # 27
you look beautiful and that dress is beautiful. I wouldn’t change a thing. Good luck with your July wedding and congratulations!
Post # 28
I think you’re right. With a necklace it will be perfect. Great idea on the shrug by the way.
Post # 29
The dress is totally fine as it is, but I can understand how you will feel more comfortable being a bit more covered up – I’m like you and happiest in sweaters! The dress doesn’t NEED the shrug or a necklace to make it more modest, but I think both those things would work with the dress, and will also probably make you feel more comortable wearing it. And the handy thing with the shrug is that you can wear it for the ceremony and then take it off later if you feel you want to.
Just don’t cover up too much – I can guarantee your fiance will absolutely love you in the dress as it is!
Post # 30
Hey, this is sooo pretty, there is nothing that you need to do. It is just perfect as it is.