How do i attach detachable straps to a strapless dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@futuremrscap:  Every time I’ve seen dresses with detachable straps there were buttons on the inside and button holes on the straps, if that helps.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would consider a bolero.  Some of them look just like straps

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Here’s what you do.  You can keep the velcro on but at the bottom of the strap (in both front and back), attach a couple of hooks (like hook and eye type hooks from the fabric store).  Then sew the corresponding eyes to the inside of the dress just a little lower than where they would be level with the hooks (to create tension).  When you hook them together, should the velcro start pulling out, the hook and eyes will create tension from the front and back, preventing the straps from pulling out.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@futuremrscap:  I’d use clear plastic snaps! And PLENTY of them… Though if the dress was designed to be strapless, it should hold itself in place and not require too much support from the straps!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

My dress has a detachable one shoulder strap, and it goes in with one of those plastic snaps. I can also thread it through a loop on the dress just above the snap to hold it closer to the dress bodice versus my skin, so it doesn’t look so detachable and like it’s supposed to be there. If that makes sense!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Don’t worry, the plastic snaps are crap anyway.  They come undone way too easily.  The hooks will work great.

Post # 10
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Wannabee

The simple and most ELEGANT way to enhance ANY and All Strapless, is with

Strap N’ Guard PIN STRAPS. I have found the holy grail! LOVE Them! Love the different styles.

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