(Closed) Help!! What sort of jacket/straps/sleeve would you add?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would look best?

    Add illusion neckline/jacket

    Add straps

    Add sleeves

    Something else (Please comment!)

  • Post # 3
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would add a delicate cap sleeve so you’re covered but not too much.  If your dress needs hemming then they can use extra lace from the length to create a matching cap that you can take off (maybe use snaps) for the reception then you’re not taking away from the original dress.  I think an illusion neckline or bolero would be distracting from the beauty of the dress as it was designed!  

    Post # 4
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    Post # 6
    2287 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013


    Tulip Bridal does some boleros that create a keyhole back look.

    The only concern I would have with them though – and any lace bolero, TBH – is matching the lace on the bolero with the lace on thedress, which would be near impossible. 

    I wouldn’t worry about it being “too much lace” though. Otherwise there’d be no dresses with attached cap sleeves or long sleeves – and we know that there are many dresses like that.  


    Post # 7
    2287 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Alternatively (I know, more options!), you could try a non-lace jacket, if you didn’t want to try and match the lace:

    This one is by Pronovias:

    Post # 8
    10972 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Lady, you look STUNNING in your dress!  I love the idea of the illusions neckline, but really, you are going to look fabulous in whatever you add to it! 🙂

    Post # 11
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Personally, I’d move away from lace and toward the tulle. A poncho or capelet would be so fashionable and elegant? Are you wearing a plain veil like the one in the photo?

    Light in the box has so much stuff for cheap…




    In all honesty, though, a tulle capelet or poncho would be about the easiest thing to make if you were feeling crafty. One or more layers of tulle cut into a circle, cut a circle for a neck hole. Embellish to taste…

    Post # 13
    1291 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wouldn’t add an illusion neckline or the lace overlay since it would be lace on lace – too much lace. I think a nice strap like the first picture of straps would be lovely!

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