Lace on lace bolero opinions (with pics)

posted 10 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I know many people suggest not covering your arms, but I’m self conscious of mine and want to not be feeling insecure on that day. I fell in love with a lace strapless dress so I go this tulle bolero and love it. I had never ordered internationally from Etsy but the process was smooth and the product was great. I liked that this style is fitted so to not take away shape from the dress but just to provide a little coverage. It’s super sheer though, but comfortable and soft, not scratchy. Hope you find something that works for you!

Post # 4
4 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014

 This one looks less busy under the neckline and it have sleeves smile

Post # 5
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Plain tulle one would match the easiest can you order extra lace and make sleeves or a matching top out of it?

Post # 6
239 posts
Helper bee

I hope this is helpful for you! I bought a strapless fully lace dress and added this lace bolero to add coverage and sleeves. It’s a lot of lace, but I don’t think it looks too busy at all! I definitely recommend trying a few options on with your dress to see what you like best. Good luck!

Post # 7
4534 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

katie779 :   most bridal salons and designers allow you to order extra matching lace from your dress for a cost. My sister did this to add a 3/4 length sleeves to her strapless dress. She has a large bust and didn’t feel comfortable not being able to wear bra with straps. It turned out great and this could be an option for you. 

You could add a cap sleeve of lace and cut out the lace appliqué and add a few extra pieces around the cleavage area so the ladies aren’t so prominent. I think adding a bolero will add bulk and take away from the delicate nature of your lovely dress.

If you do go the bolero route, I’d avoid one that is high  necked because it will  make your bustline/shoulder/ neck area look short. It’s a really beautiful dress though and you look beautiful in it l! 

Post # 10
287 posts
Helper bee

Would not do a bolero or add sleeves… I think leaving only a week would leave you with a shoddily put together product.  I would order lace and add appliqués to change the neckline and maybe do a cape veil if you really want to cover the shoulders.  Please note that I am super biased and while I love sleeves, I hate HATE boleros.  They always distract from the dress and look frumpy and dated.  Your dress is so pretty, I think you might ruin it if you try to create a whole new look.

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