Something Borrowed, Something New: Monica's Sleeve Situation


On this week's Something Borrowed, Something New, Monica and her mother-in-law Kathleen are in search of a gown with sleeves. Kathleen's 1978 empire waist and lace gown might just fit the bill, but there are a few changes that need to be made first. For one, the high neck on Kathleen's gown is making it difficult to breathe. And the bell sleeves on the gown are a bit too big and billowy. 


Kelly's got plans to retain the overall shape of the gown but update the huge sleeves. And she wants to make it just a tad more sexy than its current shape will allow. We'll see how well that goes over with Kathleen.

In the meantime Sam's got a challenge on his hands: Monica's always wanted sleeves on her gown. It's difficult to find sleeved gowns these days, which means that any sleeve will be have to be custom-designed added on after the fact. Monica tries on two dresses and is less than thrilled. But the third, a $2,400 Winnie Couture gown blows her away -- despite not having her desired sleeve situation.

"I was absolutely convinced I was going to wear a gown with sleeves," she says, "but now I'm not so sure. I'm standing in this dress that is absolutely everything I said I didn't want...I'm loving this dress."

Meanwhile, Kelly's working to transform Kathleen's dress into the perfect gown for Monica. Does she succeed? By cutting away at the neckline and adding a sexy lace panel to the back, Kelly's managed to update and modernize Kathleen's dress without sacrificing the gown's overall look and feel.


Which dress would you choose?

If you picked Monica's "something borrowed" congrats! That's what she picked, too! Don't forget to tune in this Friday at 9/8 c for the series finale of Something Borrowed, Something New!

--Julie Gerstein

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