Post # 1
Hello! I previously asked if an illusion neckline added to my dress for the ceremony would look good. The general consensus was no but my bridal salon just sent me a picture of it and I am going to ask one more time, how does this look together? Or is it just too much? and, would just the illusion look okay? My church wants me to add something for the ceremony.
Post # 3
Personally I’m not a fan, too much going on and they two designs (lace and florals) don’t go together well
I also think this isn’t enough of a cover for the church. I’d look into a bolero.
Post # 4
@FortiesFlare: this. I totally agree.
Post # 6
I don’t care for the applique on the illusion fabric; it doesn’t look like a match to me. I think I’m with PPs and would suggest a bolero.
Post # 7
@FortiesFlare: + 1
Why not add a sheer bolero or something?
Post # 8
@FortiesFlare: I was guessing that would be the answer. I really don’t like boleros on me so that’s out. I’m way to arm conscious. Thanks for your thoughts though!
Post # 9
I agree with the other bees. A bolero would be a classy solution to covering up, then remove for the reception!
Post # 10
This is a beautiful dress ! I would love to see it on you ! Do you like it ?
Also, I agree with adding a bolero for the church ceremony if the church thinks you need to cover up more if not, then I wouldn’t.
Post # 11
@NEbride2Be: wear it for the ceremony!
Post # 12
@karineh: Thank you! I LOVE my dress, it is so unique and a great combination of the things I like about other dresses (lace, appliques, satin) all combined into one. Here is a link to a post where I put a pic of my dress up. I am the 7th post down, the lighting is a bit dim. The picture with the neckline does a good job showing the detail of the dress.
Watters and WTOO Brides! Come here:)
@Sweetie Pie 21: Glad to see I’m not going crazy and one other person thinks it looks okay together!
Post # 13
@NEbride2Be: WOW ! ! gorgeous, I do not think that dress is “too much”. I love it on you ! you look stunning !
Post # 14
Can I say how absolutely stunning your dress is?! It looks like something I would see on the runway. It’s gorgeous.
Now, the illusion example above doesn’t quite line up with the style/flow of the dress neckline (maybe have it follow the downward point of the sweetheart?).
That being said, there are several alternate illusion shapes/bolero styles that your seamstress can sew for you. It certainly doesn’t have to look frumpy, and then you don’t have to sacrifice style.
Cap sleeve illusion:
Cap sleeve bolero:
My favorite is when people have “backwards” boleros that button along the back:
And here’s some Elia Saab illusion inspiration (great way to combine a more intricate gown with an illusion neckline):
Post # 15
@MlleFabuleux: Your post is so helpful! Thanks! I think I just need to go talk it out with my salon in person. I bought my dress in a different state (where my parents live) so I havent spoken with them in person or seen the options. I really like an in illusion bolero with longer sleeves, I will bring that up. Thanks again:)
Post # 16
have you though of buying a seperate piece from somewhere other than the salon? search etsy for ” wedding cardigan” ” lace jacket” etc… lots of much prettier and more flattering options.