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Something Borrowed, Something New: Monica's Sleeve Situation

04/08/2013

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. 

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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.

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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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