(Closed) Wedding Dress: To Sleeve or Not To Sleeve

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Sleeves
    No Sleeves - leave as is! : (11 votes)
    48 %
    Cap Sleeve : (3 votes)
    13 %
    1/2 Sleeve : (4 votes)
    17 %
    3/4 Sleeve : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Full Sleeve : (3 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1169 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

     Personally, I’m not a fan of sleeves added to strapless dresses.  They end up looking like after thoughts, or worse, drawing more attention to the arms – which is what they were trying to cover up!  I find they just don’t look good, unless they’re part of the actual dress.  You knew the dress was the one when you put it on, so don’t stress!  It will be even more gorgeous once it’s tailored to you 🙂

    Post # 3
    Member
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    meghandolores :  I was obsessed with the fact that I HAD TO get a dress with sleeves. I would not wear a strapless gown, I refused. Well fast forward through countless shopping trips and trying on over 100 gowns and what did I end up buying? A strapless gown!

    Post # 4
    Member
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Dress twins! I bought sleeves but I may not wear them. 

     

    There’s a thread about Casablanca 2201 (just google Casablanca 2201 weddingbee and it should pop up) there’s a bee who added bell sleeves. 

    I’ve found one on Instagram too 

    Post # 6
    Member
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    meghandolores :  aw thank you! I personally don’t even know if I’ll use them as the previous poster said they can look like an after thought. 

    But im happy there’s another bee on here with this dress! There’s not a lot of us on here! 😊

    Post # 7
    Member
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015 - Ballroom

    I am like you, OP, and at four years post-WLS, I still felt a lack of confidence in showing off my upper arms. I bought a strapless gown because I loved the style and had illusion sleeves added. I disagree with the PP who said that added sleeves end up looking like afterthoughts or draw attention to the arms. I think my seamstress did a flawless job at creating the illusion sleeves – in fact, nobody knew they were added on, and were shocked when I told the friends who commented about my dress. We were able to use tulle and chantilly lace from the dress manufacturer. I know that I would not have been comfortable with a strapless gown.  

    Post # 11
    Member
    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    What time of year are you getting married?

    I was obsessed with sleeves! I just find them so gorgeous, but I got married this summer and it was hot (35 degrees, lol) so sleeves just made no sense for that time of year. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    8589 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    EMDEsq :  

    Beautiful dress . The sleeves are the nicest I have seen I think and in no way look like an afterthought.  

    Post # 15
    Member
    8589 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    meghandolores : 

    Beautiful dress  and you look so happy in it . The bolero,  so long as it is not too detailed would be great idea I think, best of both worlds . The mink wrap would probably look wonderful, but , you know , murdered  animals ……

    ETA, I am very envious of  your hair,  shall you wear  it down?

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