Post # 1
So I bought the Oleg Cassini Organza dress with the beaded bodice (CT258) and oh my god, I LOVE it!! It is the most beautiful cinderella dress I’ve ever seen! However, I’m a little shy about my shoulders and don’t know how long my hair will end up being on the day of so after looking at boleros, toppers, cover ups, and so on I’ve gotten no where because I can’t cover this beautiful bodice. I need something that would look right, fit right, and not burn me up under the dress. I have the slip, but no bra or corset chosen yet, and I thought, what about a bralette or bodysuit. Also considering adding a sash since the thin line between the bodice and skirt is the only thing that I wasn’t as big a fan of, but the bodice is just SO gorgeous!
If it helps at all, I’m a size 4-6 usually and not very busty so I don’t need much support.
These are some of my ideas so far
Any advice would be hugely appreciated! I just really want to avoid detachable sleeves or adding sleeves because I’d like to be able to pass this on to any daughters I might have one day and she might not be shy about her shoulders lol!
Post # 2
How about simple choffon wrap that won’t compete withe beautiful bodice on your dress?
Post # 3
What a lovely dress. All I can say is , do not add a belt of any sort ,it looks like a slight drop waist, not made for an added belt at all.
Also, don’t let any idea of a hypothetical daughter wanting to wear it 30 years from now influence your decision !
I tend to agree with pp above about a plain chiffon or tulle wrap, lace will just be overkill with that beading imho.
Post # 4
elderbee : I agree with all these points. The line you want to cover is at the hips, putting a belt there (instead of your natural waist) will make your hips look really wide. Buy your dress for *you*, not for a daughter (who, if you have one, will very likely want her own dress anyway). And I think having something poking up from under your bodice would look really weird, but a chiffon wrap or chiffon sleeves would look nice. What about something like this?
Post # 5
I added these simple straps to mine?
Post # 6
Thank you so much for all your help! I did like the idea of a wrap, but the florida heat made it unbearable to have something draped over my arms. We’re getting married near Orlando! Plus I’m quite a young bride who everyone says can pass for a 15 year old, so it made me look like a kid in my mom’s clothing xD something I’m trying super hard to avoid in my photos.
I LOVE the sleeves you have there, they’re so simple and sweet. Were they made with tulle?
My last question if no one minds, your advice was so appreciated. How were you all brave on your wedding day? Like I said, I’m only covering my shoulders out of shyness but if I could get past that of course I’d just leave this gorgeous dress as is. I don’t have a photo of me in THE dress, but I do have one in my second choice that unfortunately didn’t fit our theme. That and while gorgeous, it didn’t have that princess look I’ve been dreaming of my whole life. Please let me know if anyone thinks I’m just being too shy wearing a strapless, or if you all think I could pull it off nicely. Hearing advice from other brides has been a lifesaver!
Post # 7
I don’t think you need to cover up at all. You look spectacular and while the dress is strapless, I think it is modest. That being said, this is your day and you should feel 100% comfortable. If you think you will be self-conscious, then maybe have something with you that you can add, just in case. I don’t know your budget but I remember Jenny Yoo and Hayley Paige having gorgeous options for covering up.
Post # 8
Very late response lol, but thank you! I tried on a few wraps, cover ups, and more with my dress and you were all right, they did distract from the beading I fell in love with. I’m going to forget the cover up, and let the dress shine as is. ^^ I found some amazing accessories at the places you mentioned though!