Should I add straps, and should I make this just floor length?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think cutting the train off should look ok, I’m not sure what kind of straps you would add though, maybe thin blingy/beaded straps would look good, or even cap sleeves with leftover fabric from the train being removed. I think anything else might look awkward.

Post # 4
31 posts

This was my wedding dress, only in white. It looks absolutely beautiful on you! I did add straps since I new I was goignt o dance a lot, they were really thin, plain white, thick straps. They ended up giving me a rash becuase of the wait of the dress, but it went away in a day or two. I was glad I opted for straps in the end.

I would not recommend cutting the train since the ruffles are not straight across but they dip in the back….it might turn out looking a little awkward. I ended up doing a traditional bustle (not the french bustle). The seamstress put on three pearl buttons that intergrated perfectly with the dress.

Hope this helps!

Post # 5
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Yes to the straps. Any straps but I think some sheer ones would look amazing.

Post # 6
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Keep it the same I think.

Post # 7
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m always a huge advocate for adding straps! Then you won’t be worrying about pulling the dress up the whole night. If you want the train for the ceremony, you could just bustle the dress. 

Post # 8
1195 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Billierye:  yay that was my dress as well!! I went steapless and was fine…I say leave as is. I danced the night away and nothing fell out 😉

Post # 9
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I like it as-is! But I think the train removal wouldn’t be too hard!

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