(Closed) Need bolero advice…

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Would a bolero look OK with this dress?
    Sure! (Please feel free to suggest a style in the comments) : (16 votes)
    80 %
    No, but I have an alternate solution that I will share in the comments! : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Get over your granny arms. This is why Photoshop was invented. : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You can definatley do a bolero or you could have them put on a capped sleeve or even like a three-quarters length sleeve, they put on whatever you want!!

    Post # 4
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think you could pull a bolero off with this dress. I found this one on etsy:


    While its not your size (we’re the same size!) she does do custom boleros. Check out the rest of her work too- beautiful! I actually think Mrs. Cowboy Boots may have gotten her shrug from this vendor? You might be able to ask her to do a long-sleeved version, if that’s what you want.

    This etsy vendor also sells boleros, but for less then several others and she does custom work, so maybe you could ask her to make you a nice matching bolero.


    Here is a bolero that is quite beautiful and size customizable, but a bit pricy:



    Post # 5
    1455 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I actually bought my bolero on Etsy too… I was very happy with it although I just bought it for the church (modesty) but it was WAY TOO HOT in there for me to wear it (it was unseasonably warm that day and that plus the lights was INSANE!)

    I’d say to do a custom listing (alchemy) on etsy and see what results you get!

    Post # 6
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I wore a bolero with a similar dress and I got nothing but compliments, plus I felt much more confident. Mine was this one (I was married in a castle, so I wanted the Renaissance feel):


    Post # 7
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you could totally wear a shawl/pashmina. Check out Mrs. Cherry Pie’s recaps. She’s wearing one in some of the pictures and I love the way she tied hers.

    Post # 8
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    you can totally wear a bolero with that dress.. unfortunately i dont know the material of your dress, but it looks like either satin or organza.. so you can definitely wear a satin or organza bolero maybe 3/4 or long sleeves since you are getting married in the fall…lace should be ok too… you just need to go and find something.. im wearing a lace bolero just for the ceremony and formal pictures, and i had my lady at the bridal store ordered it for me..i was worry bolero and dress wouldnt match BUT they look GREAT together..

    good luck

    Post # 9
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    Post # 10
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    You can totally wear a bolero. I would just be careful about it being too busy.  The dress has great details that you don’t want to take away from.  I will also say that I think the dress looks fabulous on you as is!  Not sure you need one but it is totally about how you feel comfortable. 


    This site has some really nice plainer ones.

    Post # 11
    15 posts
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have the same problem as you so here are some tips. Get your arms tan, if you are wearing a vail get one long enough in the back to hide your arms. You would be suprised at how much that hides them. Your dress is stunning and you deserve to feel beautiful on your special day. Here is my dress.

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