As promised in my dress-shopping post, there’s more to my outfit than just the dress. While I love my gown, I wasn’t going to leave good enough alone. It took a lot of time and a lot of searching to find just the right pieces to incorporate my mass-market David’s Bridal wedding dress into a look that reflects my individual personality and taste.
If you’ve been dress shopping, you’ll find that most wedding dresses on the market are sleeveless—designers find sleeves annoying to make and just as awkward to alter. As a big Say Yes to the Dress fan, I will always remember one of my favorite brides, Sola, a Nigerian bride who tried on this amazing dress with lace sleeves and a high collar. She ultimately left it at Kleinfeld’s, but it was seared in my mind after that. While my dress is sleeveless, baring my arms and shoulders was never what I really pictured for my wedding day.