(Closed) Want to combine these 2 dresses

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, I think sleeves make wide shoulders look broader! My shoulders aren’t too large, but anything with thick sleeves made me look like a line backer.

Have you tried on any strapless dresses?

Post # 5
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1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ApandaManda: I love that first dress too but no shop near me had it to try on. 🙁 I believe no one will be focused on you arms. Just the beautiful bride you are.

Have you though of adding a halter to it for support.

Post # 6
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3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i would just get the first. once it comes in you can decide if you want sleeves or a bolero or something like that, but imo i think you’ll prefer it strapless.

Post # 7
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281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should find a couple dresses with the shapes you’re thinking about to try on.  I’m also busty, with wideish shoulders and anything with straps was a disaster.  Total linebacker.  And the structure in a wedding gown, once fitted, should make strapless no problem for you.

ETA: Dress 1 is gorgeous!

Post # 8
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1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i say go for it, and if you don’t like the look of your shoulders when it comes in, look into getting a lace bolero or have your seamstress add some sleeves.  really though, my experience has been that the PPer is right, sleeves like that will only draw more attention to your shoulders.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m about a street 12/14, (but I’m only 5’6″) and here’s a pic of me in a dress with thick sleeves as opposed to one in a strapless dress:

Sorry for the pics, no matter how many times I try to resize them they come out HUGE. But hopefully you can see what I mean. I think adding a bolero would be better than having it altered to have sleeves, plus the fuller skirt will balance your shoulders in the sleeveless dress.

 

(edited to put a pic that showed my shoulders better in the sleeveless dress.)

Post # 10
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with @DeadUtopia: the wide lace sleeves will only make s broad shoulders look even broader

Post # 11
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i agree with a pp… usually wide shoulder straps draw attention to your wide shoulders, and therefore make them look wider… i’d definitely go with the strapless one, and if you are still nervous about it when it comes in, then go with a bolero (they make “sleeveless” boleros that mimic the look of the other dress, if that’s what you want)… but the first dress is oh-so-much more gorgeous than the other one, in my opinion! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Seconding the thoughts already mentioned by other posters…I’m a street size 8 and felt that lace dresses with broad straps made my arms look fat and my shoulders kinda hefty.  Not an insecurity I’ve run into before!  I think the bolero idea is great.  And if you’re concerned about the lace of the bolero not matching you could do a colored bolero instead.  There’s several pictures around here somewhere of a bride wearing an Enzoani dress (I think it was the Dakota) with a beautiful red satin bolero.  She looked great!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@vermontia: yep, the beautiful Bakerella rocked it!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

WOW to dress 1?  Who is the designer?

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