How to add sleeves to this dress?

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I live the first sleeves I really like the lace. A seamstress can alter your dress and add sleeves

Post # 3
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

happenstance1010 :  I had my train removed and used the lace from that to add sleeves to my dress. My dress wasn’t strapless though, it had wide straps. 

I‘d suggest you either use the same lace or sheer chiffon to add sleeves coming from underneath the bodice. It would be a great to keep the beading exposed. Here are some ideas

Post # 4
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

How about a bridal bolero? I think these tulle toppers wouldn’t take away from the lace and beading:

Or what about beaded cap sleeves? Perhaps the bridal shop can order you more beaded trim, and there are so many great options for detachable cap sleeves on Etsy! Here are two of my favorites:

Or with an illusion neckline:

style 8664

Post # 5
70 posts
Worker bee

I added sleeves to my strapless dress! I had my seamstress custom make them using a couple different toppers/jackets as a pattern. She made the lace on the sleeves overlap the bodice so it blended in. My mind was blown, it was more beautiful than I ever expected!


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