(Closed) Add straps or leave strapless?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Straps or sleeveless
    Thin straps (spaghetti straps) : (12 votes)
    34 %
    Sleeveless : (23 votes)
    66 %
  • Post # 3
    6271 posts
    Bee Keeper

    no straps. Instead look at getting an internal corset built into the dress. I don’t think spaghetti straps would look right and wouldn’t offer any support anyway. They’d just dig in if you rely on them to hold you up  

    This is coming from someone who has big boobs and a strapless dress (but with spaghetti straps to add to the style for the evening to swap with my topper – just for two slightly different looks in one day). 

    Post # 4
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Personally, I’ve never seen a strapless dress with straps added that looked right. Also, if your dress fits correctly and you have the right bra, slippage shouldn’t be an issue. 


    Big-busted, strapless-dress bride

    Post # 5
    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No straps, the dress was built/made to be strapless. I have a friend that put thin straps on her strapless dress and it was obvious that they were an after thought. I didn’t like it. 

    Post # 6
    376 posts
    Helper bee

    juneberries:  agree with all the PPs about keeping it strapless.  also wanted to weigh in on the sash – i would use one like the two you have in your picture.  your dress is more modern and the “blinginess” fits the style without being distracting.  i think a plain sash in your wedding colors would look a little off with this style of dress IMO. I love that dress! pockets!! 🙂

    Post # 7
    11481 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Although I agree with prior posters that adding straps to strapless dresses does not usually result in the best of looks, I’ve also attended a wedding in which the bride literally was pulling up her dress every few minutes as she walked around the venue at the reception, because her dress kept sliding down.

    I agree that the right undergarments and fit are crucial. I was a 38F at the time of my wedding, but, for the most part, my strapless dress didn’t cause that problem. (I had other problems due to the pointiness of the top of my dress; however, the design of yours would not result in the same issue that I had.)


    Post # 8
    124 posts
    Blushing bee

    I disagree. A good seamstress should be able to find straps that match the dress. I’m adding straps to mine. However people are right in saying don’ go with spaghetti straps…no support. Mine will be a bit thicker, verging on cap sleeves.

    Post # 9
    11050 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    juneberries: Keep it strapless. Looks lovely on you. I love the colour/material, it looks so creamy. Beautiful.

    Post # 10
    1151 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I added straps and am super glad I did. My dress was all beaded and when I bought it, I ordered a length of matching beading so straps could be made.  I don’t think the straps looked like an afterthought and I was much more comfortable with them on.  I also like the way they looked. They made my dress even more “me,” especially in the back.  I’m trying to attach pics but having technical difficulties!



    Post # 11
    956 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    No straps and no belt!


    Post # 12
    6358 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I think you should keep it strapless.  Also, the dress bodice makes a belt look out of place, so I vote no belt as well.

    Post # 13
    1495 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    juneberries:  I had a strapless dress and never had to adjust myself throughout the wedding although my dress had a corset top and didn’t know if that just gave me more support than your dress would. How do you feel after walking around in it for a few minutes? Do you feel the need to keep readjusting yourself?

    Post # 14
    1709 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

    I agree no straps needed hun 😉 you look gorgeous! The sash gives the dress that finished look. You don’t want to add extra to it  or it’ll take away the value of the dress. 

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