(Closed) Need help finding long sleeve dress…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Are you looking for long sleeves for modesty?  I needed long sleeves for religious purposes.  I am getting mine custom made from Wardrobe by Dulcinea.  She was very affordable with customizing the top of a two-piece dress from a sleeveless v-neck to a long sleeve, fully-lined top with a high neck.  I haven’t gotten the dress yet, but her stuff is beautiful on her facebook page and she was FANTASTIC with communication.

Post # 4
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530 posts
Busy bee

What size are you looking for?

I don’t know what it is about long sleeve dresses, but I tried on about 10 different ones before almost giving up on finding the long sleeve dress of my dreams – they did not suit me and I’ve heard that from several people. Long sleeve dresses can be finicky. Your budget makes it a bit tricky, but I recommend trying different styles on and then checking preownedweddingdresses.com or oncewed.com

Some options from preowned sites:

$375 


https://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/view/172675/Melissa-Sweet-MS251089-Size-4.html

$650 ($1300 retail at DB)

https://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/view/179681/Oleg-Cassini-Size-4.html

Here is my Mori Lee 1350 (pictured in Ivory, ordered in light gold) – but it retails at $1600

 

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Post # 5
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1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Could you purchase a strapless dress and a seperate lace topper with 3/4 sleeves?  Etsy has many toppers that you could look at and this would be a less expensive option than a dress with sleeves.  It would also give you a ceremony and reception look.

Post # 8
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530 posts
Busy bee

Thank you! I tried it on on a whim after resigning myself to strapless dresses after trying on several long sleeves that looked HIDEOUS on me – lol 🙂

You should measure yourself and use your largest measurement to determine your size based on the designers’ charts. The people at the bridal salons can help with this!

Post # 9
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502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Have you looked at the option of getting sleeveless dress and just adding on sleeves during alteration?

Post # 10
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

You can often have sleeves added during alterations. They also sell boleros and a sort of backward bolero (where the closure, often buttons, are in the back). Like this one:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/220774749

Post # 11
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

msbeee:  That etsy designer I mentioned makes beautiful tulle skirts.  I’m getting her catherine skirt!

Post # 12
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Skirt and sweater is an awesome combo! It will also help if you’re two different sizes

Post # 13
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1630 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

That Mori lee is stunning! And, the Oleg Cassini at David’s bridal that is posted above looks ahmaaaaazing in person. The Davids bridal pics do not do it justice.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

msbeee:  Check out BHLDN’s separates range. You could definitely do a skirt and sweater for under $1k – and the bonus is, you could probably wear the individual components again as well.

Post # 15
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1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Look at samples and pre-owned! I bought a $1600 sampe off preownedweddingdresses.com for $800. Here it is on the model:

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I recommend looking at toppers as well. I tried this one on (from http://www.rebeccaschoneveld.com/; she has a few styles) and LOVED it. I think the topper was like $400 or $500? You could easily buy an affordable strapless dress to put underneath. 

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