Post # 1
I was wondering if any 1975 strapless brides had to do any alterations besides cutting the straps off? I tired on this gown and loved it and wanted to go strapless, but the bridal consultant told me that the back would have to be brought up an inch or two because there wasn’t enough support to hold the dress up. This fix is pretty spendy. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
@FutureMrsKAC: I had this dress made strapless but my consultant didn’t mention anything about needing to take the back up. It just came in last week, and the back looks about the same as when I tried it on. I will say that I felt a little insecure in the top of it, but I just chalked that up to not being altered yet. Hopefully it stays up once it is taken in!! You can see in the picture I am kind of holding it up.
Post # 4
How about adding a “seatbelt” inside? I tried on a few Jasmine dresses this weekend that had this elastic band in the back, kind of like the back of a bra, that the bridal shop consultant called a “seatbelt” and said it helps keep the dress up and in place.
Post # 5
Thanks for the feedback, I decided to just go for it and ordered my dress last week! I think it will be just fine. I decided to go with the champange/ivory because its a little more contrast to see the details and the lace than the ivory/ivory and I think it will be perfect with my outdoor wedding. I also tried on other dresses with the “seatbelt” hopefully this isn’t too spendy to install. Please keep me updated as to how your alterations go : )