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Post # 3
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The most important thing to do is balance with a wider hem at the bottom – don’t make the mistake of trying to go slim-line on your dress to slim down the look, but instead try things that are cinched in at the waist and at least as wide as your shoulders at the bottom (a-line, or even ballgown). 

Basic spaghetti straps or square or scoop necklines can emphasize wide shoulders. You’re better off with halter-style straps, or anything that makes a diagonal, like Queen Anne or Vee. A “little jacket thing” :), called a bolero or shrug, could be a great idea.

Post # 4
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m built like a linebacker and had a very hard time finding a bolero that worked.  No joke – I probably ordered 8 or 9 before I found the right one.

anything that fit my arms was too big in the rib area, etc.

I ended up going with a stretchy lace bolero and it’s perfect   

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