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Dress with sleeves suitable for a ball.....does such a thing exist?
Am going to a ball in a few weeks and need a dress - apart from not really being sure what you wear for a ball (having never been to one ) all I can seem to find are strapless/sleeveless dresses and I need sleeves! I do weights a lot at the gym and may be considered a little butch toned by some so best covered up for occasions when you need to look feminine and delicate
Can anyone find me a dress with sleeves that would be appropriate for a ball?? I am 5ft 8, size 14, fairly hourglass but have slight tummy which I would want to 'disguise', want knee-length (ish), budget is upto £50-£60 but would go a little bit higher for the right dress
I am worried that it will just be a day dress....a strapless dress (which seems to be the only ones I can find) really would look awful on me.
I do have quite a feminine shape but on a large frame so wide shoulders, small waist, wide hips and long legs....I have actually deliberately built my arms/shoulders up as I used to be quite pear-shaped but I look much more balanced but the downside is my arm muscles are quite big now!! (Guess you can't have it all eh??)
It's rare that you see an evening dress with sleeves, now that I think about it. Can you wear a shrug or bolero or something over a strapless/sleeveless dress, if you feel self-conscious about your arms?
You'd probably look fine just in the dress though, it sounds like you have a nice figure!
Ephiny I have thought about that but am guessing that it will just get in the way when I am dancing - but then again, by the time the dancing comes along, I will have probably consumed enough that I won't be remotely bothered about how big my arms look
i woudl have thought that you coudl carry off a dramatic or elegant look, rather than delicate and feminine? but there is no point in me talking you into soemthing that you will feel uncomfortabel with
a dress and shrug sounds good to me, they are just small, its not like a cardigan so not sure if it would spoil the dancing. depends how wild you are
you might have to up your budget a bit though, to get a dress and shrug
I would go with a bolero/shrug over a gorgeous dress.
Or, if you can find a dressmaker, find a fairly plain dress you like that has sleeves and is fitted, then get a matching fabric and add the extra length in a gathered layer from the knees. It's a bit 80s/retro but might be an option.