(Closed) Added straps to a strapless? Pics Please.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

With that dress I envision a vintage halter strap.  You know the ones that start out toward the side seams more. Here’s what I’m thinking of – but it’s on a swimsuit!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Great thread idea, Ms. Veggie.  I have been contemplating posting a similar one for the past few days!  I’m not concerned about my dress staying up, but I just think it’d look better with sleeves.  It feels so full on the bottom and bare on top, it just isn’t right.  I think I’ve decided to get a long-sleeve shrug made in the design I’m imagining, but I might change my mind and have straps added.  Just not the typical cap sleeve lace add-ons.

I really like amariem’s suggestion (and where did you find that swimsuit? so cute!).  In fact, I like it so much that I can’t see it with any other sort of strap after imagining that! I really think it’d be great.  The challenge would be finding a fabric to match your dress, since I know you got it used.  Can you post a close-up of the fabric so we have a better idea of what it’s like, which might help us make suggestions?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

What does the back of your dress look like, MsVeggie? Is it low? Straight or dipped?

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

I really like the halter idea that amariem suggested – how do you feel about halters? You could also consider having boning put into it to give it more structure – that would be a more extensive alteration though.

Are you hemming it? Or do you have extra fabric to match for making straps/a strap?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

If you search the keyword ‘added’ in the Maggie Brides section of the Maggie Sottero site, you’ll see quite a few have added straps to strapless gowns. There’s a good range of halter, cap sleeves and a few off-the-shoulder types (although the off-the-shoulder probably won’t help with support).

http://www.maggiesottero.com/maggieBrides.aspx?keywordText=added&keywordType=any&pageSize=15&page=0

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@msveggie – – your dress is Nicole Miller correct?  Have you looked at other dresses on the NM website that have straps? 

IMO 2 straps that begin narrow near the dress and then become wider towards for the top of the shoulder then narrow again when it meets the back of the dress would be very very pretty.  You want to keep your chest area open to show off the sweatheart neckline – I suggest setting the straps like the dress on the left here which is a Nicole Miller dress…What do you think?

Post # 14
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673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I loove the pics with the straps above. That’s really pretty. I think it would look great with your dress.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Ooh, I just thought of something else that could work perfectly. You could take straps from the detailing on your bodice to continue the triangle shape outwards… Hard to describe but a bit like this dress here:

 

 

…although yours could end wide at the back rather than a halter like the one in this pic.

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