(Closed) Lace VS. Tulle Sleeves! HELP! & bling? (pic heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    Lace sleeves only : (37 votes)
    35 %
    Lace w/bling : (28 votes)
    27 %
    Tulle sleeves only : (14 votes)
    13 %
    Tulle w/bling : (23 votes)
    22 %
    Other. Please explain :) : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Lace, for the love of gawd, lace. Adding tulle sleeves always looks so cheap, imo, and so obvious that they were not meant to come with the dress.

    (voted lace & bling)

    Post # 5
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Lace and bling, definitely! Tulle looks too “princessy” to me. Love your dress though:) 

    Post # 6
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think the tulle sleeves go best with your dress. 

    Post # 8
    1984 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The lace looks prettiest!

    Post # 9
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d make the lace sleevers a bit thinner, but they would probably be the nicest. 

    Post # 10
    2857 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The problem with adding sleeves – any sleeves – is that it often looks like they have been added on rather than being part of the design. (This is not to say you should not add them, as I am definitely a sleeves fan).

    For that reason I vote for tulle, because your skirt has a sheer layer, so tulle would look like the rest of the drees more. I would also suggest adding the bling and trimming the edges of the sleeves with the bling, so it all looks lie part of the design.

    I do like the lace, but I think you would need to add some lace to the bodice or the skirt to best integrate the lace of the sleeves with the rest of the dress, and I’m not sure how that would work.

    Alternatively you could go with a bolero? Again though, I would go with a tulle or sheer bolero, due to the fabric of your skirt. Or maybe sheer with appliqués, to create a lace-like effect?

    Post # 11
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Lace and bling for sure!!

    Post # 14
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted for tulle sleeves, I think they a really pretty and ehthereal. i also think they are more flattering than the lace sleeves, which to me look a little matronly. I agree with others who have said that the lace looks like an afterthought, whereas the tulle looks like it’s a part of your dress. 

    Also – instead of the sequins, what about a jewelled sash?

    Post # 15
    2857 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Liinuska:  Oh, if there’s lace in your skirt then go for the lace! As long as it sort of matches it will be fine. The lace on the skirt and the lace on the sleeves are far enough apart that it’s not going to be possible to tell that they don’t exactly match unless you look, really, really closely.

    Though, I think I would still go with tulle due to the flowy nature of your dress. As the PP says, tulle looks more ethereal, but then your dress looks ethereal too, almost grecian.


    Post # 16
    404 posts
    Helper bee

    Lace! I love lace!!! but whatever you chose I think the bling is great, so totes go for the bling!

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