(Closed) I hate my arms… should I add sleeves?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

 A lot of the time, I feel like straps or sleeves put more attention on your arms. Have you tried on a similar dress with the kind of sleeve you want?

Post # 4
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with PP.  Talk to a steamstress and other people that you trust.  Sometimes an added sleave brings more attention to them than just leaving the dress be would have.  

Post # 5
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I hate my arms as well and cap sleeves did nothing for them.  I would recommend leaving it strapless unless you do full sleeves. Here is a picture of my arms for reference.

Post # 6
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You can always go with a lovely lace shrug or something, they make some that cover your arms but not the front of your dress!

Post # 7
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had my dress made with sleeves, because I like the look of them and it went with the look I was trying to achieve.

Here are some photos…


Hope this helps!

Post # 8
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@laulou121:  That dress is gorgeousssss!!!!! I think a lace shrug would look great with it. You’ll get the coverage, but you don’t have to worry about making permanent changes to your dress. And if you feel like taking it off — now you get two wedding looks!

Post # 9
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is the shrug I’ll be getting for my dress : [in white not black]

I really loved THIS shrug, but the wide edging won’t look right with my dress, it may however, be great for your dress!

Post # 10
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

No one will notice your arms.  Instead of covering up things it’s always best to find way to take peoples attention from it.  Your dress has so much going on that I think sleeves would be overkill.  If you truly feel better with sleeves then you should have sleeves because you deserve to know that you are looking your best.


Post # 11
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

the dress is beautiful….sleeves would definitely take away from how pretty the dress is…

Post # 12
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I keep posting this picture (it’s Vera Wang’s Emmeline dress) but I really love the way the tulle sleeves look here. I feel sleeves can be quite hit-and-miss, they can draw more attention to your arms and can also add bulk to the overall look. That’s why I love these soft tulle sleeves, they give just a little bit of coverage without overwhelming the rest of the dress.

Post # 13
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Another vote for a lace shrug here!

In My Humble Opinion they look really cute and draw the focus to your boobs and face more than strapless does. 

Plus you can take it off later if you get too hot/drunk to care what your arms look like.

For example:

This Etsy seller has lots of them. You’d obviously have to coordinate with the lace on your dress, but I think you should be able to do that.







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