Post # 1
So I’ve recently lost a little bit of weight unnintentionally (usually a good thing, right?) and now my dress that fit perfect when I bought it falls down on me! I was thinking of adding straps before, and now I feel like I definately need them to keep the dress up where I want it to be. I was also thinking I could remove the built-in tulle layers, and wear a seperate petticoat instead to reduce the weight pulling the dress down. Is that a valid alterations strategy? Would it even help?
Also, what style of straps would look good with my dress? This is a pic from when it fit better
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I personally would not add straps. Once the dress is altered to fit you, the fit should hold the dress up all on its own, but if you are worried about it, you can have velcro put on your bra and on the inside of the dress. If you rely on straps to hold up the dress, they will likely dig into your skin on your shoulders.
Post # 4
I would do straps coming from the top or slightly outside the top of the cups, and the going to the back, keeping wide across your shoulders. I love straps!
Post # 5
@MabelleBliss: Your dress is beautiful, but proper fit is so important. You still have ten months until your wedding. Are you planning to have the dress professionally fitted to you closer to the time of your wedding?
Post # 6
@Brielle: Oh yes, I’ll still be taking it in to fit properly, sorry I didn’t make that clear. I wanted to add straps and reduce weight to make it easier to wear and have no worries about it staying up, in addition to taking it in.
Post # 7
I would get your dress properly fitted and altered, and I agree, no straps! BTW, you look stunning! 😀 I love that sash choice!
Post # 8
I think the dress would look great even with straps so if it makes you feel more comfortable then go for it!
Off topic question where did you get your dress?
Post # 9
@phillm0802: I bought it on ebay, but it’s originally from david’s bridal
Post # 10
@MabelleBliss: I thought so! I bought dress same dress! I kept the bow and the little bit of sparkle but i like the added color with the sash! I also thought about adding straps … I love the pockets!