(Closed) Jacket, cape, bolero? HELP. Plus size

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t think I like a cardigan with that dress – I think they work better with tulle/poofier skirts more than lace. What about a thicker wrap, or even a blanket-as-wrap if it’s just going to be for traveling? I also REALLY love how wedding dresses look with faux fur shawls/stoles – I think it’s very glamorous.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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aswa:  

ig you want a bolero tI totally think this in ivory would work

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_3-4-sleeve-satin-jacket-3-4slvstn-3-4slvstn-9907–1_accessories-jackets-and-wraps

However I’m in love with the idea of a pashmina because you could use it after the wedding and have it as a sweet reminder of your day.

I think a gold pashmina would be stunning! I think black would be ay too harsh with your dress so whatever you decide to do I’d stick with something ivory or gold.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am seeing more and more scarf capes. Ted Baker has a few if you want to look for more pictures. They are basically just a large square of fabric folded in half, and seamed on each side for the underarm.You can make them yourself easily, or a seamstress can do it for you in the fabric of your choice.

I chose this pic even though it is a casual outfit because you can see how it works.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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aswa:  I would try to see if you can match the lace with a bolero. I just ordered one from Etsy from a store called TIFFARY, they are in Poland. They have so many options of lace though and I ended up finding one that perfectly matched my Alfred Angelo gown. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Church

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aswa:  Your dress is stunning.  A matching a lace bolero would look pretty. I found a few on David’s Bridal site that are very nice. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I was convinced that I would wear a bolero and actually spent $80 on one from Etsy. But everyone voted against me wearing it (saying it actually draws attention to my arms) and it is hanging in my closet with tags on. I still like it though. It didn’t cover my dress – was just for arm coverage and the back overlapped about 1/2 an inch. I went with wool because my entire dress was lace and a lace bolero would have been too much. Here is the link to the one I bought (and a pic below): https://www.etsy.com/listing/102141221/wedding-bolero-jacket-shrug-short?ref=shop_home_active_23

Side note: I custom ordered mine with alpaca wool and I added length to the sleeves because I have a scar lower on my arm that I wanted to cover.

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