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Cap sleeves or not? Opinions please!

Elizabeth, on January 19, 2020 at 11:19 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 10
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I'm so torn right now. I love cap sleeves especially with lace. It just feels romantic and classic to me so I was so happy to find my dress but now I'm wondering if I should alter my dress to remove the cap sleeves using the dress in the picture as inspiration. I have to talk to my seamstress to see if it's doable but I'm thinking it should be fairly simple to remove the sleeves since there's a seam. Who knows though lol. I would keep the keyhole back on my dress the same. I think I love the idea of sleeveless with my dress especially since my wedding will be in FL in May. So question for you lovely ladies, cut them or leave them as is? Help! Cap sleeves or not? Opinions please! 1


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  • Meghan
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    I think I prefer it as is. The dress in the inspo photo is pretty, but I don’t love the way it cuts under her arms.

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    Thanks Meghan! I don't like that part either. If I do alter it, the back would stay as is, just without the sleeves.
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  • Joanna
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    I would go sleeveless! The inspo photo is so gorgeous! If it were me, the capped sleeves with all of that lace would be way too much for me. If you will be in the FL heat, you will need some breathing room!


    You will look beautiful either way!

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  • Jo
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    I might be biased because my dress has cap sleeves, but I would stick with the dress as is! I think it’s gorgeous and so romantic, and very flattering on you!
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  • Kayla
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    Back Cap sleeves or not? Opinions please! 2

    Keep it as is! Looks so romantic! My dress is similar and I LOVE the cap sleeves and keyhole back!

    frontCap sleeves or not? Opinions please! 3

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    Thanks Joanna! Oh man, I'm so torn. The FL heat is a factor and I thought about that when trying on my dress but loved it so much, I was willing to deal with being hot especially since my ceremony won't start until 6. I tried on over 25 dresses and got "the feeling" with this dress and here I am considering chopping off the sleeves. I get 50/50 votes when I ask my friends and family. Eek!
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    Elizabeth ·
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    Thanks Jo! I do love the sleeves. I have until march to alter my dress so I have some time to think about it. I'm hoping for an aha moment when I can make a decision. Lol
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    Elizabeth ·
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    Thanks! Love your dress Kayla! Looks stunning on you!
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  • Melle
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    I love cap sleeves


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  • Mrs.hays
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    I think the cap sleeves are beautiful! I would keep them.
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