Post # 1
Hi all! I love this board and I find it so helpful. I am going to purchase a bolero as I honestly can’t stand my arms. I see a lot of posts about them here and there…but I do wonder for those who purchased a bolero, where did you buy it?
I am looking for a bolero that isn’t lace as my arms are large and a see-thru bolero would defeat the purpose in my opinion. Thanks so much in advance!
Post # 3
My Wrapor arrived today and I love it! They have so many choices – mine is chiffon
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Post # 5
Finding a premade bolero in a store or online was impossible for me. Nothing matched my dress well enough and they just looked terrible. I ended up having a seamstress friend of a friend custom make my bolero. I had my share of issues with her since the bolero was NOT perfect but it still looked nice and I don’t think any of my guests noticed the imperfections. She charged me $100 from start to finish which is right around as much as I would have spent if I bought a premade one and had it altered. My experience wasn’t the best but I was still happy that I had it made. If you know a reliable seamstress or are able to find one, I would suggest going the custom made route. It’s pretty much the same price and you can get exactly what you want.
^ As you can see, one of the imperfections was the fact that it was lopsided in the back. Unfortunately, this was discovered at my last fitting approximately 4 days before our wedding so there wasn’t time to fix it. Oh well.
Post # 6
Thanks guys! I appreciate the info. I’ve been seriously stressing about this bolero situation. And Cait your bolero looked beautiful! Thanks again everyone!
Post # 7
I had mine made as well. I ordered some extra fabric from the designer and had the seamstress make a 3/4 length sleeve since this is most flattering and stops at the smallest part of the arm (forearm). Unfortunately my Maine wedding ended up being so hot that I never even got to wear it. 🙁
Post # 8
Check out lightinthebox.com- they have a great selection but order big!! That’s what I did. 😉
Post # 9
I ordered my bolero from online china place called dhgate.com and the seller: sweet-life.
this is what my bolero suppose to look like (the one on the right):
And this is what 2 months later I received- SURPRISE! I’M HAPPY AND I LOVE IT! (sorry for crappy pics)
Post # 10
@tashajaysen: I love your bolero! Just what I’m looking for. May I ask where you got it?
Post # 11
I was lucky….David’s Bridal had a bolero that matched my dress. I wasn’t so worried about my arms as i was uncomfortable in a strapless gown (which most are these days) and HAD to wear a bra and the bolero covered up the straps.
Post # 12
@Kanebaby: WOW! how did you luck out like that!?!?? i’m jealous! I know, what’s up with all these strapless dresses? I just went through strapless bra hell trying to find something that would hold my girls up! you looked BEAUTIFUL! congrats!
Post # 13
@Nevahsatisfied: I had the same issue with trying to find a bolero or wrap. I didn’t want a see through one for the same reasons as you and I couldn’t find one that matched the fabric of my dress. The seamstress who did the alterations for my dress had an idea of purchasing a scarf that was the same color but a different material. She said that she has recommended that to several brides and I thought it was a great idea! I also liked this idea because I didn’t want to cover up the detailing on the back or front of the dress with a bolero anyway. I only ended up wearing it for about an hour. At that point the last thing on my mind was my arms! And I know that everyone says that but it’s totally true!