Post # 1
I found a dress I liked that was on sale for $400. It’s a Mori Lee 6795. I didn’t even want to try it on because I saw it had sleeves, but the woman helping me suggested I just give it a shot. It was the matte crepe material I wanted and was bright white. I knew immediately the sleeves had to go so I made my appt for alterations…
Here’s the original dress:
At my first fitting appt, we cut one of the sleeves to a longer length to see if I liked that or if I wanted them completely gone to the top of my shoulder. That’s why they are uneven in these pics. I decided they had to go, so we cut the other sleeve to just before the seam. The actual finish will remove the sleeves including that white seam you see on the top of my shoulder. I also had standard alteration markings for the fit of the dress as well as hem and bustle. I chose a bustle that gathers the dress material underneath so it looks like the train is gone and the dress just hangs straight to the floor.
Left side longer sleeve, right side sleeve removed. This is also a bad diy version of the hairstlye I’ll have for my wedding:
Reflection in mirror shows the removed sleeve and markup of the bustle:
Hem being marked:
This is the veil I purchased, the edge has a light bead/pearl accent which matched the dress perfectly. And it was the only one of that length left in house!
Here’s a similar earring to the ones I actually purchased. Mine also have a small pearl at the end of a drop length of crystal accents. And this is a good shot of the white seam that will be removed at my shoulder!
This is the piece I purchased for my hair. It also has crystal and pearl accents. Don’t mind my hair, it was only loosely pulled back and the comb was weighing it down!
I go back for a final fitting in two months and I’ll update this post with more pictures/progress!!
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
what a steal! The gown looks like it was made for you! You look amazing! I definitely agree that the sleeves had to go. Gorgeous!
Post # 3
Beautiful! I also prefer it without the sleeves.
Post # 4
I normally love sleeves on wedding dresses but you totally made the right call. It looks so beautiful on you and so much better without the sleeves.
Post # 5
It’s beautiful! Great call on the alterations.
Post # 6
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Thank you!! I wasn’t sure how it would turn out so thanks for your comments. Crazy to think I almost didn’t try it on because of those terrible sleeves!
Post # 7
Wow It looks so much better without the sleeves! Beautiful dress!!
Post # 8
Lovely! It went from being rather old-fashioned to just beautiful!!
Post # 9
Cute! Definitely a good move, it looks like a completely different (and way better, as a fellow sleeve-hater) dress!
Post # 10
I was getting ready to hate-read this post and add a passive-aggressive compliment at the end of it (I like sleeves!) but no need… you’ve done a fantastic job and totally improved the dress.
It looks fantastic and shows off your body perfectly. Great idea!
Post # 11
it looks lovely without the sleeves!
Post # 12
I like it with and without sleeves. Looks awesome on your x
Post # 13
With or without sleeves that is a gorgeous dress and you look stunning in it! I love the buttons
Post # 15
wow! what a difference! the new look is SO beautiful!