Post # 1
Its less than 3 months until my wedding and I have found a vintage wedding dress in pretty much perfect condition. I wanted a dress with sleeves but haven’t managed to find any brand new. We are getting married in our church. My only concern is the dress is ivory and I thought I would wear white. Please share your thoughts!
Post # 2
oh…. you want honesty….. no. No. NO. Not unless you are planning to completely reconstruct the dress. If you want a dress with sleeves, just wear a bolero.
Post # 3
To be honest, it looks a bit old fashioned, and not in a good way. I would keep looking, and like the pp said, consider other options like a bolero.
Post # 4
Nooooo unless you are doing major alterations on it.
Post # 5
🙁 we are having an 80s themed wedding so I was hoping it would suit, thank you for your honesty.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I actually like this especially for an 80’s theme wedding 😀
Post # 7
For an 80’s themed wedding? Go for it! Get some alterations if you need them but if you like it I say go big or go home!
Post # 8
If it’s an 80’s themed wedding then I say heck yes!
Post # 9
MrsBlackCat: I love the top but the bottom is a nooo nooo. I will say buy it unless you going to do some major alteration on it
Post # 10
I’m not a fan honestly and I think it makes you look a bit ‘frumpy’ – you have a nice shape under there that could be better highlighted! I’m curious about an 80s themed wedding though! Are the bridesmaids in puffy sleeved taffeta gowns and stuff?!
Post # 11
I think this is very pretty! Especially for an 80s themed wedding. 🙂
Post # 12
I think the top part is gorgeous. Maybe have someone redesign the bottom. Even though you’re doing 80s theme you’ll probably want to freshen it up a bit
Post # 13
The bodice and sleeves are nice. The issue I think people are seeing is that thick white “arrow” of lace pointing down on the skirt, and the little lace frills at the drop waist. Without those, I think it would be dramatically better. A seamstress should probably be able to take that off without too much trouble, depending on how much the fabric shows needle holes.
If you want to make additional alterations, you could remove some of the volume at the sides of the skirt, but I don’t think it’s completely necessary. The most challenging part of the dress to “get right” is the bodice, and that’s looking pretty spot-on!
Overall, it looks good on you, and if you like it and it fits with the feel of your wedding, go for it!
Post # 14
Very lovely. And quite right for the time period of your theme. Good choice!
Post # 15
I actually think it’s pretty cute! Seems to fit you well too.