Adding straps to my wedding dress – advice please! :)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

shlobin:  If you’re going to go with straps, I honestly really like the tapered illusion ones! I think the fact that they are wider at the bottom than regular straps might appease your FI, and I think illusion necklines/straps are just so elegant and pretty! I’m not a fan of thin straps, though, so I’m a bit biased here!

 

Post # 3
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

shlobin:  If you’re really worried about it, I would go with 4 or 6.  I think they’d add something “extra” to it all instead of just… straps.  You know?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hahaha! I like how your FI described strapless dresses! I think any of the straps will work except for the halter. I feel like halter is too casual of a look for wedding dresses in general, and especially yours.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I like the idea of tapered illusion ones, especially if they were even a little wider than in the pic.  You could also layer some of those pretty pearl or beaded straps underneath to give the illusion a little more pizzaz.  

Pretty dress!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

taper illusion, if any.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Tapered illusion!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I agree with either the thicker straps or the tapered illusion. But the dress really is lovely strapless.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I really like the tapered illusion straps. They change the whole look of the dress for me.  I like them way better than strapless too. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Beatiful dress!! I like 4 and 6 best, because I think they match your dress closest.  Looking at your last comment, if you go with 3 I would add embellistment to make it match the dress more – I think that would be super pretty!! 🙂

I’m adding straps to my sweetheart strapless dress too, actually.  Not sure of my FI’s opinion, but it was something I was already considering and then the bridal shop had some that matched perfectly.  They’re sort of mesh-like, with appliques that match my dress’s beading.  Here is a picture with the straps we’ll be adding to my dress:

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m pro tapered illusion straps as well.  However, I think they look best plain.  Adding embellishment draws your eye to your chest more and makes them look like they were more of an addition or afterthought.  I don’t think the plain ones look out of place with your dress.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

shlobin:  Thanks so much, I appreciate your opinion.  I was debating on whether to have them buttoned in (so I could go strapless for the reception) or sewed in – but I’m definitely leaning toward keeping them the entire time!

Hmm.  Looking closer at the illusion sleeves on their own, they definitely don’t look bad alone!  I think I prefer the picture you just posted with that embellishment added to the sleeves, though. But I wonder if there is another embellishment that might match the dress a little bit closer?  The silver of the embellishment stands out from the dress beading a bit, since it’s a slightly different color (or at least it appears to be in pictures).  That’s not necesarily good or bad, though – I definitely like the extra bling to help the straps tie into the dress more!

Let us know your thoughts and what you decide. I’m sure it’s going to be gorgeous either way!!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

tapered illusion! but i like them plain!

 

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