Post # 1
So I’ve been looking and looking for the right dress. I know I have a while until the wedding so I’m trying not to stress about it too much. However my FI and I have high modesty standards for my dress and this is where the problem comes in. I really want sleeves but everything that is high enough on the neck everyone boos. I found a strapless dress I’m in love with at Davids even though I’m not a huge fan of theirs. It would look perfect with a sweater or belero. Here is a picture: http://tinyurl.com/26kbyax
My question is: since it is strapless I’m not liking the fact that the fabric ends right above my boobs. Would it possible to have some toulle or something sticking out the top of it so it ends higher up? I’m not sure if there is any way to make it more modest? Any help would be gratefull.
P.S. If I can’t do this then I’m looking at other dresses online.
Post # 3
since the neckline is decorated with fabric flowers, adding tulle to it might not seem right. however, see if you can either move the flowers upwards or add another row of flowers on the top of the existing row. good luck!
Post # 4
I agree with tingting,, i think its modest enough to be honest
Post # 5
David’s Bridal has different straps/sleeves you can add to their dresses. Not sure how it would look, but that might be one way to add more coverage up top.
On their website, go to Style & Fashion Guide, and there is a category for sleeve options.
Post # 6
To make it more modest, you may check with the seller if they could make it with straps for you. That would add more safe feeling to you I think
Post # 7
I think since there is already so much going on with the top of that dress adding anything else wouldn’t work well.
What about doing a lace thing over a strapless dress? There was a post on here a bit ago about “classical style” dresses and there were a lot that were very modest.
Post # 8
Yeah good point. I was thinking about the Dolly Cotour dresses that I loved and I thought maybe she could work with me on making something I think would be modest and cute.
Post # 9
This is the style I was thinking:
Post # 10
Other than their stock sleeves (which are often out-of-stock), David’s Bridal does not allow a lot of customization. Of course, you could take your dress to an outside seamstress. A little ruffle of tulle or lace above the top of the bodice might work, along with a matching cap sleeve.
Casablanca, Jasmine, and Anjolique all allow a lot of customization. Their price points are at or slightly above DB’s higher price points. I would look at these closely before making a decision.
Post # 11
My dress is low like this too.. but when i did my alterations and they took it in I didn’t have to worry about it anymore.. If it fits right you shouldn’t have any problems
Post # 12
I think you could add a whole panel of tulle… sometimes known as an Illusion Top. Here are some examples that I found by googling “wedding dress with illusion top” under Images 🙂
I love the second one, with the appliqued necklace look! It turns the modesty into a bit of glam, you know? You could also have the back be scoop neck (shaped like the neck of a tshirt) instead of the v shape if you’d rather cover your back as well.
Post # 13
I added tulle to the neckline my dress above the floral embroidery and I think it worked fine (before and after pics below). I understand you want yours to go higher but I think it’s doable.