(Closed) Suggest what to wear to cover my shoulders

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Try TulipBridal. I purchased my lace bolero from them; you can see it here. They were very nice to work with and their prices are very affordable. If I remember correctly, I got my bolero in about a week.

Post # 4
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@noritake22: OOhh I like.

Not to sound like a broken record, but you can also try etsy.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@stressedbride2be: I think any of the 3/4 length sleeve ones on the site that I gave you would work, but I also think that one with 3/4 length sleeves with ruffles would work. I would go with a satin one. Right now I am making a going out dress and I am also going to make a bolero like the ruffled one that I am thinking would work well for you. It will be a couple weeks, probably, before I will be able to post a picture, but if you haven’t purchased one by then, keep a lookout for my post, so you can see what I am commenting about. The reason that I didn’t make the one for my dress is because it cost me less to purchase it premade than it would have cost for me to purchase the fabric to do it myself.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@stressedbride2be: oh well I thought you had just tried on the ones at davids and hadn’t looked. Sorry. I love lace the best, but I’m not certain about it with this dress. I would just try to go with something that doesn’t seem too heavy. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For your dress I think a simple satin shawl- just a straight piece of fabric- pinned with a brooch to coordinate with the beading on your dress would look great.

Something like this: no source as it is simply a flat long rectangular piece of satin that you could do yourself or have a seamstress do for next to nothing.

Folding down the top edge almost repeats the pleats in your dress.

A shawl or stole with a diamond clasp pin will look elegant at the wedding.

I wouldn’t do lace as there is no lace on your dress.

You look stunning in that dress by the way.

Post # 9
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923 posts
Busy bee

Would it be in your budget to order some fabric from the designer of the dress you purchased (so it’s the same color of satin) and have one specially made for you by  the seamstress who will do your alterations?

Otherwise, I like the idea of the shawl as well with a beautiful brooche detail. You can do something that would look like this:

http://p.dresstimes.com/MAG/BR/Kendra/Kendra-1.jpg

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Beautiful dress!  I love it!  I am having a bolero made, but it is going to cost more than $50.  I am ordering some extra fabric that matches my dress and having a 3/4 length sleeve one made.  After trying some on, and listening to my consultant, I agree that whie short sleeve boleros are adorable, they don’t do much for the arms of a plus size woman. 

I debated openly about whether or not I should have one made.  Church is not requiring it, but we are going to be in Maine and well, it can get really cold.  My consultant, who will make zero on this bolero, said to me that if there is anything to cut back on it is not my outfit.  This will be photographed and I will be on display that day.  People will be looking specifically at my outfit and noticing all the details.  They will not notice if we change one of our appetizers to a lower cost item to save a little money.  I have to say, in the end, I think she’s right.  I think you should find room for the perfect bolero, especially after finding such a great dress.  I really do love it!

Also, check out classifieds for veils.  A lot of people seem to sell them used, and you can also find very affordable ones on etsy.  $1,200 is stupid for a veil.  Even I have my limits.  lol.  I think I spent $300 on my veil and headpiece combined and that was tough enough to do.

Post # 13
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105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Have a look at http://www.wraporshrug.co.uk they have some lovely things on there and may have the same material as you dress. hope this helps.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I love the dress. Are you happy to wear a sleeveless dress and planning to only cover your shoulders for church or do you want a bolero you can wear all day? I ask because if it is only for church, I would suggest looking into a cropped bolero/cardigan off the rack. If you’Re planning to wear it all day, I would search for something that is more just sleeves and won’t hide your dress like this (clearly not in red) http://compare.ebay.com/like/390184821438?ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&rvr_id=208649708550&crlp=1_263602_304662&UA=WXI7&GUID=6b43662012a0a064563066d0fffda3eb&itemid=390184821438&ff4=263602_304662

This is cute for a casual option: http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=802762012&tid=gofr1r 

I like the barely there look of this one while at he same time, it has more than a cap sleeve but still hits above the elbow. http://www.ecrater.com/p/5529028/bridal-ivory-jacket-lace-embroider

 

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