(Closed) Dress Regret? I should have bought a dress with sleeves! (Pic attached)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: To sleeve, or not to sleeve...
    Yes, do it! Suck it up and pay the +$ to have sleeves added on : (5 votes)
    11 %
    Yes, do it! Invest more time on Etsy and find a bolero! : (11 votes)
    23 %
    No, suck it up! Use the shake weight/hit the gym! : (31 votes)
    66 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    In my experience attempting to hide your arms with sleeves only draws more attention to them.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @vmec:agreed

    i think you look amazing!!! dont worry!!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think you look just fine! Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You can have any style sleeves attached to your dress or wear a bolero over it. Personally I think the dress looks great the way it is. Sometimes sleeves and straps draw more attention to your arms.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @vmec:

    agreed

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree with all of the PPs – you do NOT need sleeves, and they might do the opposite of what you want (by drawing more attention).  Moreover, your lovely veil covers your arms, and what I can see of looks great ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You honestly shouldn’t worry, you look lovely. I agree with the other Bees that adding a bolero, sleeves, etc. will only draw attention. I wouldn’t say my arms were looking as good as they used to on my wedding day & with the veil and all I didn’t even give my arms a second thought. Everyone will be focused on how overall beautiful you are to notice your arms.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    You arms look beautiful… and your dress is so gorgeous!  We all have something we worry about and we’re convinced that we look horrible because of it.  You have to give yourself a reality check and a break~  you really are beautiful exactly the way you are right now.  You don’t have to wait until you exercise, or change something to give yourself permission to like how you look. 

    You look elegant, romantic, stlyish… I love the whole look including the sash and I usually hate purple!!  DO NOT let yourself say one negative word from now on when you look in the mirror.  Try to see the entire picture, the way everyone else will, and not just that one detail you think makes you not good enough. 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m in the same boat as you. I, too, hate my arms and still bought a strapless dress because I believed I could sculpt them into guns in a year. So far, no dice.

    What I can say is that the veil is doing a nice job covering them. There will be pictures you hate, I can guarantee. Everyone has bad unflattering pictures taken. But I think a lot of them will turn out great and you have nothing to worry about.

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I too have been cursed with mamma arms and am searching for a solution to a strapless dress I fell in love with.  I’ve joined a fitness boot camp but not sure I can tone enough before the wedding date ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee

    @vmec: Agreed. I too wore a pronovias but it was lace and strapless. I added straps and honestly, I think it drew attention to my arms. In your case, if you are conscious about your arms, I’d go with a bolero. One of my favorite bees had one and it was gorgeous. Way to go Mrs. Jaguar. Here is something by another bee. CupCakeMeg. FWIW, I think you (and your arms) look very beautiful without sleeves ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think you look lovely- however there are some very pretty lace boleros that I have seen and I know that this body issue will not just go away- I think if you got a pretty lace cover up it would make you feel more pretty on your special day. Either way, you will be beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

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