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    • LauraH813
      CommentAuthorLauraH813
      Posted: May 1st 2016
     
    I found my dress several weeks ago and I love it. It has all the features I was looking for. It's soft and flowing, has lace and just the right amount of sparkle. However I had always planned on a dress that either had full sleeves or was totally sleeveless to allow me to wear a lace jacket with it. There's 2 reasons I wanted sleeves, the first is that I have never been a fan of my arms and less so now they are a bit chubby. I have decided to not worry about that
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    Me in dress.jpg
    point as I have months ahead to tone them up. The second reason is my shoulders that are too wide for my liking. I have never worn a dress with capped sleeves before and ahead of my appt to order and pay for my dress I'm starting to worry it makes me look like an American football player or an extra from Dynasty. I'd really appreciate your honest opinions ladies. I only had my Mum with me when I chose it and she loved it on me. In need of some reassurance.
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    • LeanneF96
      CommentAuthorLeanneF96
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2016
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    That dress is stunning! You dont look like an american football player lol. It looks gorgeous on you and from the picture your arms / shoulders dont look big to me at all :-) xx




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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2016
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    I totally agree with Leanne, your dress is stunning, and looks fabulous on you! Xx
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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2016
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    I think it suits you perfectly. It makes your waist look tiny. There's still time to tone your arms if you're concerned about them (although I don't think you need to be!) X
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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2016
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    The dress is lovely and doesn't make your shoulders look big at all! Go for it x
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: May 1st 2016
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    Looks really beautiful, really suits your figure and doesn't make your shoulders look big :-) xx

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    Beautiful dress and it really suits you.

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    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbell
      Got married 31 months ago
      Posted: May 1st 2016
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    Your dress is stunning and it really suits you xx

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    • DanielleS0709
      CommentAuthorDanielleS0709
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2016
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    I think it's beautiful but you also have to feel comfortable in it so go with your gut. You def don't look like an American footballer though lol

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    • LauraH813
      CommentAuthorLauraH813
      Posted: May 1st 2016
     
    Thank you everyone. Your comments have really given me a boost. I was genuinely worried that over time I would have talked myself out of a dress I love xxx
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2016
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    It is stunning. Really suits you xx

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 1st 2016
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    Stunning

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    • SusanM34
      CommentAuthorSusanM34
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 2nd 2016
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    Beautiful dress. You look great so no need to worry. But I agree with Danielle, you have to feel comfortable. :)

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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 2nd 2016
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    The dress looks absolutely stunning on you. It is amazing how we can be so critical of ourselves but in reality, we shouldn't be so negative! The dress gives you a lovely figure.

    And you definitely don't look like an American footballer!

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    • MrsBU2B
      CommentAuthorMrsBU2B
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 2nd 2016
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    I'm not a big fan of my arms or shoulders either, and when trying on dresses for the first time ever the other day, I found that small sleeves like in the dress in the picture, took the attention away from my arms and broad shoulders. I get why you would want to cover them up, but the capped sleeves don't have to stop you from wearing a lace bolero or similar if you still really want and then you get two looks for the day :)

    Besides, that dress is amazing. And you look amazing in it.
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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 2nd 2016
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    Absolutely beautiful! It suits you perfectly x
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 3rd 2016
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    It is absolutely stunning, you have nothing to worry about. Your shoulders don't look at all big, and you certainly don't look like an American football player. I was worried about my arms as well, and wanted sleeves at least to elbow length, but was persuaded that a sleeveless dress was fine, and I did tone my arms up a bit. If you do have doubts about the sleeves at any point you could always talk to a seamstress, I'm sure they could either be removed or made longer. You really don't need them to be changed though.

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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 3rd 2016
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    wow you look amazing and that dress is beautiful, your husband to be is going to be blows away! don't worry about a thing you look great x

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    • LauraH813
      CommentAuthorLauraH813
      Posted: May 23rd 2016
     
    I will be going ahead with my dress order in a few weeks. Did any ladies who have already brought theirs more than a year in advance worry about weight loss and how any alterations might affect their dress. I know they say you shouldn't take a dress in more than a few sizes but I have read how some women have lost several stone before the big day. I def intend to lose some weight over the next year.
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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 23rd 2016
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    It would be best to speak to the shop. They'll be best to advise on alterations. Some dresses are more forgiving than others. You could order the dress in a smaller size but that isn't without risks.

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    • DanielleG93
      CommentAuthorDanielleG93
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jun 8th 2016
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    wow you look amazing in that dress!!! definitely not american footballer.

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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jun 8th 2016
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    You look stunning x

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