Unsure of sleeves

posted 5 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - City, State

Love the silhouette and lace! I like the sleeves, but I’ll admit I do kind of see what you mean… I think it’s the lace trim at the wrist. What about a 1/2 or 3/4 sleeve ending at the lace at the elbow instead? Or you’re saying that’s not an option? You definitely look beautiful regardless!

Love the flower in your hair too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 3
7637 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

QueenBee32 :  I think it will look lovely if you just get rid of the wrist lace and make them 3/4 sleeves. Not that I’m a fan of this person, but she did nail her wedding dress:


Image result for ivanka trump wedding dress

Post # 5
6793 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

QueenBee32 :  The sleeves look very loose. Are the alterations finished? Because I think they’d look a lot better if they weren’t so loose around your arms. I also agree with PP about the wrist cuffs. 

Post # 7
930 posts
Busy bee

mid sleeves or short sleeves! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
3908 posts
Honey bee

I love the sleeves!  They are beautiful and elegant and a perfect addition to your already gorgeous dress.  Honestly I would not change a thing 

Post # 9
836 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I love sleeves, and yours are great! But I agree with the PP that the wrist cuffs are a bit much. Can’t wait to see the look if you decide to trim them off!

Post # 11
8260 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

QueenBee32 :  

Yes, do the  wrist  bits first  and then see if you might like to take it up to  elbow length . It think it wil look lovely . Well,  it already does .   

Post # 12
133 posts
Blushing bee

Beautiful curly hair! Goes well with your romantic dress.

The tulle also looks loose around your arms to me so cutting it at the elbow might not be enough. I love the idea of cutting around the first lace appliqué at the shoulder. Here is the visual as a pic is worth 1000 words (the sleeve on the side of your kitchen entry is the rep of what I mean).

Also, sure the alterations were a lot of money. But you already spent. Now you might as well get what you want instead of sticking with it and not liking it. Good luck!

Post # 13
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I had sleeves and just love them. Mine were 3/4. Just be mindful where the sleeves stop. The one in the  photo above isnt a flattering length.

Dress designers recommend half way between elbow and wrist or slightly longer.

Post # 14
4470 posts
Honey bee

Do you have a side pic of the sleeves?  That might give a better idea of where would be the most flattering point to cut them.  The issue I have with the sleeves based on the photo provided is that the lace appliques looks sparse or intermittent (not really coming up with the right word) the way it is applied now. 

I can sense a hint that there is something applied about mid-tricep area, but from the angle you posted it looks more like you have cap sleeves, a huge gap of nothing at the biceps, a band around your elbows, and then another huge gap until you get to the wrists.  The two odd bands of lace at the elbows and wrists remind me more of sweat bands like you’re about to head off to get some cardio.  I think it’s an issue of either needing to cut the sleeves significantly shorter or distributing the lace appliques in a more flattering arrangement and/or adding more.

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