Sleeves? Or no sleeves

posted 2 months ago in Dress
  • poll: To sleeve or not to sleeve

    Sleeve

    Don’t sleeve

  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    I voted no sleeves because it gave me the princess vibe as is. It’s not bad with sleeves for sure but they look kind of short to me. Are they supposed to go all the way to the wrist of be 3/4 sleeves? 

    By the way, I also had a dress with sleeves and from the beginning that was I all wanted. I was 26 when I got married and I don’t think sleeves make brides look old. 

    Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @thecoffeefiend:  I really like it but I’d either make the sleeves slightly shorter or make them finish longer and have them tapered to finish at the point where your wrist meets your hand.

    Something like these

    Gorgeous dress and hopefully you’ll post your wedding pics so we can all drool over your dress and how sensational you make it look!  ☺️

     

     

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee

    If you go with the sleeves, I think you need to make them a bit shorter or full length. The current length is very awkward.

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I voted sleeves because I think it’s a classic elegant Grace Kelly look. But I agree with pp- the sleeve currently is the wrong length. It either has to be longer all the way to your wrists, or a 3/4 length. Right now the length looks awkward.

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee

    I think sleeves could look nice, but there is something about that sleeve that is too harsh for the dress.  I think.

    I like the off the shoulder look that is posted above would look really nice.

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee

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    @mrss9:  agree with this.

    OP, I love the sleeves and think it will be stunning once you decide on just barely below the elbow or full length.

    Post # 22
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    Honey bee

    That sleeve looks beautiful and the whole thing will only look better once there are two of them.  I LOVE your dress.  Absolutely perfect.  The number one factor is comfort and I think you risk being uncomfortable and cold if you go sleeveless.  Please post us all a picture of you on your wedding day so we can treasure the sight of you in that beautiful, beautiful dress.

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    The sleeves look like they belong. I would just make them longer or shorter as PP’s mentioned. This length is awkward. I don’t think sleeves make you look older. 

    I voted for the sleeves because you said you love them and that is what is important!!!! 

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    You look stunning in your dress!!! I personally prefer it without sleeves but voted for the sleeve because it’s what you want, the sleeve does NOT look tacked on or old lady-ish, and it’ll be more weather appropriate. And it looks beautiful either way. But I agree with everyone else about the length, it needs to be much shorter or else longer — I vote longer. Look how far down Maria’s sleeves came! Lady knew her shit.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee

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    @thecoffeefiend:  The sleeve looks like it is part of the dress (not an afterthought at all) and the dress with the sleeves will probably have a wonderful vintage vibe.

    This is YOUR wedding and if you love the sleeves, then by all means go for it! I’m not even voting because your vote is the only one that matters.

    ETA: I agree with PPs about changing the length to either be 3/4 sleeves or full length sleeves.

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @thecoffeefiend:  in  the second picture I posted, the sleeve isn’t cut straight across at the wrist. It is cut at a slight 45 degree angle and slightly curved with the inner part of the sleeve near the the wrist, shorter. The the tapering and angled cut on the sleeve there creates the illusion of a more delicate and thinner wrist than a straight across sleeve. Maybe consider an angle on the sleeve if you want to create an illusion of more delicate wrists if you personally feel a longer sleeve makes your wrist look as you said ‘fatter’.  

     

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