(Closed) Ok bees, help me decide – wear it or sell it?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I wear the bolero or sell it?
    Wear it - you look great! : (27 votes)
    23 %
    Meh, it's not doing much for you - see if you can sell it. : (89 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would wear it for part of the reception and some of the pictures. I think it’s fun, but I prefer a simpler, more classic look. The 50/50 would be a good compromise. Great color, too, and you look fabulous in your dress!

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I really like it. I think it’s a lovely accompaniment to your dress. If you’re unsure though why don’t you wait until the actual wedding day and decide then? You can always sell it later.

    Post # 5
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    1254 posts
    Bumble bee

    Were you looking to wear it to the ceremony and reception, or just the reception? Is the wedding outdoors? I think it would look fun for the reception and might help keep you warm if your wedding is outdoors and goes into the evening. But for the ceremony, I prefer you without it.

    Post # 6
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I have to say that being totally honest, I’m not a fan. It’s definitely not you at all. It’s the bolero. It’s too much with the dress, I think because of the color. I would try to sell it.

    If it makes you feel any better, I made two or three purchases for the wedding where afterwards I thought to myself, “what was I thinking!?” I realized this before the wedding, and was happy I did some self-editing, even if I was out a few bucks.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I bought and returned 20 pairs of shoes before I found the right ones – keep looking and see if something else strikes your fancy – you can always sell it later!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I like it- my bm had boleros on and I sort of wished I had had one too, I agree wait and see if you like it on  the day and sell it after if you don’t wear it (or sell it used if you do)

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    IDK, I’m kind of traditional and I feel like your wedding day is the 1 day you get to dress up as the bride, so I tend to prefer you without the bolero.  I think it’s pretty, but it doesn’t go with your wedding gown. You can always wear it to the rehearsal dinner with a white cocktail dress, that would be so fabulous!

    Post # 10
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Personally, I love it!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I love the color, but I don’t think it looks right from the back. It covers up part of the back of the dress, so I prefer it without. Your dress is so elegant and beautiful, and I don’t think the bolero goes.

    Post # 12
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I really like the bolero on its own, but it does seem out place with all white.  You might consider adding a large blue brooch offset at the waist to tie it together.

    Post # 13
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think it’s a very pretty bolero and you should keep it – but for a different occasion.  It seems to dress-down the outfit, IMO.  I think because it’s such a bold color – not really for the design, etc.

    Post # 14
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    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think you should keep the bolero to wear it with other dresses. I can really see it dressing up a plainer cocktail dress nicely!

    Post # 15
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    433 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it kind of overpowers the dress… i like the suggestion about adding a broach or something but then you really are cahnging the whole look of the dress. I’d keep it for another time.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I agree it seems to take away from the dress since its such a bold color.  

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