Post # 1
I have recently been considering changing my dress to the original style that I was looking for (strapless, sweetheart neckline, corset back) when I started dress shopping. I would just have to remove the straps and add a corset back to my dress.
However, I’m still waiting for my dress to come in and when I tried it on, I definitely had that feeling that you get when you know that it is the ONE. Now that I’m waiting, I have been reconsidering my decision to go with an off-the-shoulder look.
I had the picture of my dress edited in photoshop so that I could compare the look of the off-the-shoulder dress with how it may look as a strapless. My wedding theme is classic/romantic (timeless) so please let me know what you think…..strapless or off-the-shoulder? I want my dress to be unique and original, but also have the wow fator. I will be wearing a cathedral veil and pearl accessories 🙂
Post # 3
if you want "unique and original" then i voted for the off the shoulder… reason being most brides these days seem to have strapless dresses and when i look at your pic i think "oh wow how nice, she has off the shoulder/sleeves"
loving the train btw… its gorgeous
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
I really like the off the shoulder look…Mrs. Avocado looked so classy and elegant in her’s!
Post # 5
I was just thinking the dress reminded me of Mrs. Avocado’s! I agree that off the shoulder is definitely classy and more original right now when soooo many dresses are strapless!
Post # 6
I think strapless looks more clean cut, and I love the sweetheart neckline. The off the should looks more Disney Princess-y.
Post # 7
I think the off the shoulder is more classic, elegant and dramatic. Plus it really accentuates your perfect proportions. I think you look a little narrow at the shoulders with the strapless. Ultimately, either would look good… but you got the "ONE" feeling with the portrait sleeves and I think there’s a reason for that. Go with your gut 🙂
Post # 8
I love the off the shoulder. 🙂
Post # 9
I also love the off the shoulder look…my only hesitation would be the cathedral veil may be a bit too much with the off-the-shoulder dress (but that is just me). I definitely prefer simplicity. I think the off-the-shoulder look is so classic but unique, but the style may be lost with a cathedral veil.
Post # 10
How about a one shoulder design? I really like the look of the strapless with the cathedral veil. however, it is not unique or different with strapless in and of itself.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I personally happen to like the strapless look better but that’s just me…I think if you got the ‘ONE’ feeling from the off-the-shoulder look, then there’s your answer…your dress is beautiful, btw!
Post # 12
The off the shoulder is very very classy and elegant.
The strapless is a bit more modern, but I think I like that more!
Post # 13
I really like you with the off-the-shoulder straps. I think they look really flattering on you. I’d also consider either wearing your hair down or maybe putting on a necklace.
Post # 14
First, great job with the photoshop! I also like the off-the-shoulder. Are you wearing something in your hair on the day? The reflection in the very left picture makes it look like you have a big white flower on your hair (OK, a bit lower), but made me think it’d look real pretty if you had a white flower or something…just a thought.
Ultimately though, go with your gut. I’m sure the right look will call on you!