(Closed) Should I add straps to this dress?? Help! Pic Heavy

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would not add straps to that dress, it looks great as is!

 

Your seamstress should be able to take it in so that it fits in all the right places and you will not have to tug it up as much.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you would feel more comfortable with straps, I think adding straps made to match the fabric and beading on your bodice would be best. The dress would be gorgeous either way; it’s really just your preference!

ETA: I added a halter strap to a dress with a sweetheart neckline. I have a pretty proportional chest, but I felt much more comfortable having a strap.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The seamstress will make the strapless fit like a glove. You won’t feel like it’s dragging you down. Just make sure you are vocal about the fit while she’s pinning it and you won’t need to add straps to that beauty!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love straps in general, and if you can add some with matching fabric, I think they would look fantastic on your dress!  It looks wonderful on you, by the way 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

You could do a beaded spagetti strap. However your dress will probably be plled very tight around your waist and that is what will hold your dress up – your hips not your chest. Also beware that if your dress is heavy, a spagetti strap will chafe your shoulders… Mine had spagetti straps which I wore for the reception because it was easier to dance and I felt more secure, however the straps left huge red marks on m shoulders.. you can kind of see them in this pic

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldnt touch it. Because the back is so low i think it would be uncomfortable if you added straps.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think stargurl’s straps look lovely with her gown.  BUt with your gown and how detailed it is I would not add straps.  A seamstress can alter it correctly.  You’re wearing a long line bra right?  That helps limit the sliding down factor.  Plus you can upgrade a cup to fill out the chest if you want. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Its beatiful the way it is.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love it the way it is!!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I saw a thread a while back about how someone’s seamstress added a wide elastic band around the inside of the top of her strapless wedding gown, and it did a lot to help anchor things in place and made her feel much more secure about the gown. Maybe ask your seamstress about that when you see her?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think your dress is very pretty on its own. That said, if you would feel more comfortable with straps, it’s definitely possible with your dress. I added cap sleeves to my strapless dress (in the same exact fabric as the dress) and was very happy with how it turned out. That said, I’m also a bit on the “busty” side so it might look different on you if you were to do something similar. 🙂 Here is a picture to give you an idea of how it looked on the big day for me:

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You can kind of see the back in this one (sorry it’s so blurry..I don’t have any professional ones of the back quite yet :P):

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i think straps might take the look from your dress, its beautiful as it is.  But do what makes you comfortable, maybe get the seamstress to pin straps on to let you see?  Personally i wouldn’t alter it…

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Me personally, I like a sweetheart.  I’d do that before straps

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