Post # 1
So this is my dress. I love how simple it is, but I’m having an indoor January wedding & I’m concerned that it’s not wintery enough. I also have this weird thing about armpits so I’m not sure why I fell in love with a strapless dress. I’m thinking about purchasing the Maggie Sottero capelet/jacket to go over this, but it’s $500 (slightly less on ebay). Can anyone give advice on how they think it would look before I pony up so much cash? Picture of cape is from another bride.
Post # 2
I think it is rather lovley and will offset your dress beautifully. No more armpit concerns!
Post # 3
I think you look amazing in your dress which is also beautiful. I personally find the jacket too fussy in comparison to the simple, clean lines of your dress. I’s suggest a little bolero/fur for the cooler moments, but in the excitement of a ceremony, I doubt you will be cold.
In the end you need to be comfortable, so if you love this jacket go with it… but you certainly don’t need to cover up.
Post # 4
chelle619: I like the idea of a cape, just not that one.
Mainly because I don’t like the neckline – it’s like it can’t decide whether it wants to be a bateau neck or a scoop, both of which can be flattering, but it’s stuck in between the two in a way that doesn’t look that flattering.
I’d prefer something like this – not necessarily this one, just this neckline – so that it would still show off the sweetheart neckline, as that looks great on you:
Or something just covering the shoulders, like this:
Or something even more sparkly, like this:
Or, if you wanted to cover the neckline more, go full bateau:
Also, for $500 you could get this from Ivy and Aster:
Or this, for $385:
Or this for $352
… all of which are better options, neckline-wise.
Post # 5
That dress is lovely, I would wear it just as is!
Post # 6
- Wedding: December 2014 - Maui
I think it looks nice as is. A lace bolero or a fur wrap would look good too.
Post # 7
I agree with clairebbbear: that it’s not the right jacket for that dress and some of the ones she posted are stunning. If you think you’ll be more comfortable with something then get something. You can always take it on and off as much as you like throughout the day.
Post # 8
No, save the $500. I think the dress is perfect as is and adding more is just clutter.
Post # 9
I vote fur bolero. Your dress reminds me of Kate Middleton’s reception dress. If you Google a picture, she is wearing a fur bolero.
Post # 10
the jacket is beautiful but I think it ends at a weird place…right across the breast line. .I honestly don’t think you need the jacket…you look fantastic the way it is.
Post # 11
chelle619: that dress and YOU are way too beautiful to hide behind that cape. i’d look for something a bit simpler so it doesn’t take away from either 🙂
Post # 12
I love you dress. I also really like your idea of the jewelled capelet, but that is way too much to spend on an accessory. I am not a fan of boleros with your dress, I think the one you posted is chic and the others ones posted here (sorry ladies) will look ho-hum.
If you want more of a wintery feel, what abuot a fur (faux or not) stole? I like the idea of wrapping your upper half all the way around and then taking it off for the reeption- so the capaelt you posted or a tole or even just tulle wrapped around your shoulders?
Post # 13
I don’t know if this will help, but I have been loving Carol Hannah’s (of Project Runway fame) coverups in her online shop, especially her Phoenix Capelet. They’re all pretty price-y, though the capelet is $425, so doable if you were already considering spending $500. The crystal designs are gorgeous, seem very Art Deco, and would be perfect for a winter wedding.
Post # 15
Personally I think your dress is beautiful as is, and adding a cape or jacket would take away from it in some way. if you get a jacket I think I would go with something else.