(Closed) dress to cover up arm scars?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
Post # 4
Bee
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

How about a bolero? There are some beautiful lacy boleros out there…  I went on Google Images and immediately came up with this:

http://www.bbride.com/acatalog/ok_bride04-028.jpg

I think a colored shawl or short sweater would look really cool, too.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Have you tried any of the pronovias dresses?  They have lots of dress with sleeves, and dresses that offer boleros shawls wraps to cover up for religous ceremonies.  My cousin and I both bought our dresses there, her dress was called Hamilton and it was gorgeous lace dress, strapless with a 2nd piece that was boat neck, lace with 3/4 sleeves that buttons in the back.  So gorgeous and classic.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

A bolero could be really beautiful, as could a pair of longer gloves (a la Miss Perfume’s recent post). What part of your arms have the scarring?

If you do a winter wedding, a beautiful cardigan or fur wrap could be the perfect way to keep warm and keep your arms covered at the same time. I’m scanning for some pictures of sleeved dresses right now, so I’ll post them as soon as I have a few. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ArtOfKristen, I’m including links to some pictures of long sleeved gowns I found. They’re (in order) by Rina di Montella, Demetrios (No. 3026), Demetrios Young Sophisticates (No. 2806), Jasmine (No. F173; this one is if you only need your upper arms covered). Please disregard the fact that Demetrios airbrushes their models to the point where they’re so skinny that they look like they can’t possibly have all their intestines in place. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll post a few more soon!

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Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am sooo in love with the third dress.  Wow!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I second the gloves… I so wish my dress would work with long gloves.  It won’t so I wore them for my engagement shoot instead ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I love your idea to wear a green wrap!  Tradition-smadition!  You don’t have to be in ALL WHITE and if you had a green sash, it would look cute! (Complete with green shoes?)

OR you could do like Padma from Top Chef (I love her) and just bare your scars for the world to see.  If it’s only on one arm you could take the pictures from one side or have the photoshop them if you really don’t like it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I agree with Mighty Sapphire on both counts. If you want to wear a green wrap and green shoes, please do! Do whatever makes you feel best and most beautiful.

I found a couple of other dresses with sleeves that I thought looked cool. I know you said that you weren’t wild about some of the ones you’d seen, but I know that sleeves are something designers are starting to do again, and sleeves are no longer the ugly, puffy shouldered monstrosities of the eighties! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

It might also be  possible to talk to a local seamstress or dressmaker and ask her to make something for you. Then you’d have a hand in the design, and you’d be sure to get exactly what makes you feel comfortable. 

The other dresses I found are this Reverie by Melissa Sweet one, which would be so cute and kicky for a spring or fall wedding. You could go a little retro with it and have a blast!  There’s also this Sottero & Midgely with a beautiful, ethereal bolero.

Hope that helps!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Kristen, when you find a gown that makes you happy, I hope you’ll share!! I know you’ll look beautiful in whatever you choose!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Take a look at the photos from when Mrs. Avocado was choosing her dress.  The seamstress at your shop should be able to add a little off-the-shoulder sleeve to many types of dresses, if you just ask.  They are used to all kinds of modesty related requests, and many dress designers cater to such requests, providing custom options for higher necklines or various sleeve designs.

And a bolero jacket to match your sash would be great – a very put-together look, but fun and very unique in green!

Post # 15
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Wannabee

Hello,

I found a sheer bodysuit that you can wear under a strapless dress.  it comes in different shads of white to match most wedding dress.   go to http://www.secondskinbodysuit.com

 

good Luck

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

 

bodysuit:  Now that’s a great idea!

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