(Closed) Modesty help!

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For the neckline perhaps you could find a piece of lace that compliments the embroidery and have a lace inset sewn inside so it gave you modesty without covering the embroidery.  Perhaps get enough lace to either make a matching bolero or enough to trim the fabric you got to make a bolero so it all ties together 🙂

Post # 6
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I def think you need to add a a modesty panel. If you are afraid there will be too much going on then how about no bolero and just have the modesty panel also go out to make sleeves. I think that would look really good. However, I dont think a chiffon bolero and modesty panel will be too much. However, if you are thinking a silk bolero and modesty panel I think that will be too much. good luck!

Post # 8
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@woodwindwaker: I like the idea of the sheer sleeves and neckline but I cannot picture the cownight thing. I am not sure this would look good. I am trying to find a picture online of what I am thinking. I will post it if/when i find it 🙂

Post # 9
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I made a modesty panel for my dress.

Post # 12
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@helenberrycrunch:  that’s gorgeous!  


what about how helenberrycrunch did it but shorten the front ruffles some so it shows of the embroidery?

Another bee had chiffon or tulle added to the neckline for modesty and to make sleeves, and it looked awesome. a sweetheart neckline  but try and envision it on a v neck.  You’d still have a v-neck but with a lot more coverage.  A gathered chiffon following the neckline of the dress but with no exposure…

Or maybe a pleated small “ruffle”?  You could do that with a solid matte satin or something similar to the dress.

I don’t think the cowl neck works with the rest of the dress, sorry. 




Post # 13
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

How about a matching purple insert?

Post # 14
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m having a hard time picturing a cowl neck with the existing neckline and general shape of that dress.  I think a cowl neck would work better with a dress that was chiffon and generally more drapy/flowy.  What if you got a sheer fabric (maybe even with some coordinating beading on it) and added a modesty pannel to the bust and matching little sleeves?  Sort of like this but whatever shape sleeves you prefer:


Post # 15
1 posts
  • Wedding: August 2016

helenberrycrunch:  I know it’s been several years, but I’m wondering how the sleeves were sewn onto your dress, did it come that way?

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