(Closed) Should I do a little coverage up top for church? (pic heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How should I be awesome?
    Lace bolero for ceremony/church pics, necklace for the rest of the day : (28 votes)
    35 %
    Just rock the necklace and bare shoulders all day : (45 votes)
    56 %
    Lace bolero AND the statement necklace (it's not too much!) : (8 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think if it will make you more comfortable, that second one is still classy and covers up some and is pretty amazing. If I were having another wedding I would get a keyhole back lace dress. But unless your church has a dress code, it isn’t like your dress is hoochie.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think with the rocking necklace and the your dress with its gorgeous ruffles, sash & button detail (and no lace), that the bolero might be too much.  

    Post # 6
    Member
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would skip the bolero 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1186 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Because your dress doesn’t show any cleave, I think it is perfectly tasteful.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @sweetcrackers:  If it makes you feel better, my church is pretty traditional and conservative and has old conservative Baptist preachers and there have been LOTS of weddings with brides in strapless dresses and even the old blue hairs just thought she looked pretty. 🙂 Now if it were split to no mans land and see through, might be an issue. But your dress is super classy. 

    Post # 10
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    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    Personally, I think the lace would be much classier for the church.  But I’m also old fashioned, and not wild about strapless in general.  For a reception your dress looks AMAZING, but I think something a bit more conservative would be better for the ceremony.  As for the necklace– rock it all day! It’s fantastic!!!

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I don’t think there’s anything inappropriate about your dress at all! If you’re really concerned, you could ask the pastor who will be marrying you whether bare shoulders are okay. But if you love the look of boleros and want to wear one, you should go for it!

    Post # 12
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    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted for options one or two.  I think #3 would be too much.

     

    But, I have to say that I love your original look, so I think I’m leaning towards skip the bolero!

    Post # 13
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    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If you are going to wear a bolero, what about something like this one (without the flower). 

     

    Bolero Jacket Shrug Wedding Silk white black ivory

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m voting no bolero, and think it should be okay!

    Post # 15
    Member
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think that if you felt it was worth asking, then on some level you probably feel it would be more appropriate to cover up a little bit for the church ceremony, and you should listen to that. Your dress is definitely classy, but I think you will have more peace of mind if you do the bolero (which is lovely) for the ceremony. Plus you get the added benefit of mixing it up while still wearing the same gown!

    I’m doing something similar – I have a spaghetti strap gown topped with a long sleeved lace coat that I will be wearing for the ceremony and removing for the reception, and I’m really happy with how the whole thing has worked out. I have something that feels elegant and classy, it feels perfectly appropriate for our church and congregation, and then it gets a little more relaxed and fun for the party. Win-win situation!

    Post # 16
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I dont’ think that bolero will go very well with the dress – you don’t have any lace on the dress, throwing in a lace bolero kinda changes the feel of your outfit.  Maybe a simpler bolero would work better,

    like this (but white/ivory: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70877604/purple-34-sleeve-satin-wedding-bolero?ref=sr_gallery_25&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=purple&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade%2Fweddings%2Fclothing )

    or this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91083521/bridal-shrugs-bolero-ivory-white-wedding

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