(Closed) Ughhh!

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
3004 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

How about a beautiful dress that is a halter or a dress with straps. You could always get a strapless dress if you want and then get a pretty bolero to go with it that would cover up your arms. Whatever you pick I’m sure you’ll look beautiful in!!

Post # 4
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

What about a strapless with a 3/4 sleeve bolero?

Post # 7
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I, too, didn’t want to show my chunky arms.  However, I “bit the bullet” and got a strapless gowns because they suited my taste the best.  One thing I would recommend is the Shake Weight.  I know the commercials are goofy, but it really does work!  Best Wishes to you!

Post # 8
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

how about a one shoulder dress? they’re pretty trendy now

Post # 9
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I chose a gown with straps and honestly the last thing I notice is my arms, because my boobs look so amazing in the dress lol!!!!

Post # 10
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

what about a sheer bolero or a bolero with a satin trim???? 

Post # 11
41 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Whether I am at my best or worst shape, I always feel sexy in a halter.  As long as you feel comfortable in what you are wearing, your confidence and beauty will shine through.  Trust in yourself!!  You will be beautiful.

Post # 12
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I had small sheer sleeves added to my dress.  

I tried on boleros and found that I hated every single one ever made (I think it is not a good look on me.)

It annoys me a bit that nearly all the dresses out there right now are strapless/sleeveless.

Post # 13
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My arms are my worse feature so I am “training” myself to accept them.  I have been wearing sleeveless tops and as often as possible going sleeveless.  Im embracing that part of me, more and more (pun intended). 

Give it a try.

Post # 14
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

3 thoughts that might help:

–some brides just add a veil, which covers their upper arms, and that light coverage is enough to make them feel comfortable in their dress

–try experimenting with extra fabric when you find a dress you love. your consultant should help you make a variety of sleeves–short, cap, off the shoulder, covering just the upper arms (and not shoulders), etc., to find a style that provides enough coverage to make you feel comfortable

–many of our brides don’t want their arms showing, either. but honestly, many (not all) totally forget about that when they find “the dress”. they feel and look so beautiful that they stop worrying about their arms.

Good luck!:)

Ann C.


Post # 15
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love the idea of cap sleeve bolero or adding a keyhole back to my own dress.  But I’m like you and my wedding is in July so you don’t want to be hot.  These are my favorites from Etsy. I’m totally in love with Alcenon lace w/ cap sleeves.

Post # 16
875 posts
Busy bee

What kind of sleeves have you looked at?  Cap sleeves are horrible… and that’s the kind you often see… Check out 3/4 length sleeves they tend to be becoming!  I would definitely look for something longer that you will feel lovely in!

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