Post # 1
Here is my wedding dress (pronovias pergola)! I am loving the dress, but I am wondering what you all think about adding some kind of sleeve or strap? I am nervous going strapless being a plus sized bride, however my sister seems to think I can pull it off without straps.
I know there is a bolero to match this dress, which would be ideal, however it is too much money to justify!
I would love your opinions!
Post # 3
@ttigger5: I think it looks lovely strapless 🙂
Post # 4
I thinks lovely just the way it is but if you want to add straps go ahead
Post # 5
@ttigger5: That is such a pretty dress, omg I love the criss-cross top and the lace detail on the hem.
Because these days I am liking almost every strap I see, I say add straps. BUt it looks nice without straps.
Post # 6
I LOVE THIS DRESS! That’s probably why I’m getting married in it. 🙂
(Join us! http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/pronovias-pergola-part-ii 😉
Sorry, got distracted… I didn’t even know the bolero wasn’t included. Huh. Anyway, I think, because the Pergola bust is much higher than most strapless dresses, it wouldn’t be a problem. I think you look great! There are some brides who have added straps to it, and I thought it made the top too bulky. The dress is so light and airy. But I would imagine a sheer, cap sleeve would be adorable.
Post # 7
Lovely dress! Strapless I think is pretty.
Post # 8
It really comes down to how YOU feel. You look beautiful in the dress as it is and you could definitely pull it off without the bolero but I think it’s better to have one at hand if you think you’ll be self-conscious without it. Better safe than sorry, right? There are plenty of very nice bolero and sleeve options out there that won’t break the bank either if the original one is out of your price range. Just look them up on Etsy.
If this were my dress I’d definitely wear it with the bolero, it would look absolutely stunning! I love sleeves, can you tell? lol
Post # 9
@ttigger5: I love your dress, you wear it well! I don’t think you need to add straps or anything, as long as you can move around and it doesn’t fall down on you. I wouldn’t want to be stuck pulling it up all night, so if that’s not a problem, keep it as is.
Post # 10
Thank you so much everyone for your imput! It is really helpful to read your opinions! I think I will at least be on the lookout for a bolero and see where it takes me..
Post # 11
OMG your a plus size bride? I can’t tell in that dress!
Post # 12
@lindseyl06: Thanks Lindsey06! I think the dress is a 16 so I am right between the “normal” and “plus size” whatever those terms really mean..
Post # 13
@ttigger5: It looks gorgeous as is. As my consultant told me when I was discussing adding straps to cover my arms, “sometimes adding straps brings attention to your arm as opposed to taking it away.” Just some food for thought.