Post # 1
Hi dress expert Bees! I am looking for help finding a ruched dress with straps for my July wedding in New England. I prefer something fitted through the hips and I’m a curvy street sized 12. I’m a 34F, so straps are likely a necessity (unless anyone has suggestions for reducing the likelihood of being obscene in a strapless dress)
I bought a gorgeous pre-owned, never worn Pronovias Alice and it’s absolutely perfect in style. I’m just worried about sweating through satin in July if we are in a heat wave. The ceremony will be at 5:30 pm outside in a formal garden setting, cocktail hour will be ouside on a stone terrace, and we will be inside with A/C for dinner.
Post # 2
seeker: Don’t rule out being able to wear strapless even with your boobs – there have been plenty of chest-endowed Bees who have done so.
That said, what will enable you to wear strapless would be a dress with a lot of boning – and such dresses tend to be heavier and tighter, and not necessarily ideal for hot weather.
Anyway, here are some. I included taffeta dresses as it tends to be lighter than satin.
Jim Hjelm Blush
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
You’d be surprised what a properly fit dress with boning does. I’m a 38G and am completely comfortable being BRALESS In my dress because the structure in it is made to keep it up.
Post # 4
seeker: What about something like this?
Post # 5
To be honest, I think that you’ll be hot & probably sweat in any wedding dress. In July, during a heat wave, even the guests will be hot & sweating. I would be even if I had on a tank top & shorts.
Post # 6
seeker: I just wore this dress for my July wedding and I loved every second in it. I always thought I wanted straps but this dress comes with an inner strap (a bit like a bra strap) that clips around your ribs and my dress stayed in place and was so comfortable for about 12 hours. Seriously, I didn’t hitch it up once. However, it came with some extra fabric to make spaghetti straps if you wanted them. Madeline Gardener New York 39027:
Post # 7
clairebbbear: Thank you so much for all the gorgeous suggestions!
Bridey77: that’s gorgeous!
Audrey2: love it! I bet you were a beautifu bride