(Closed) Adding straps for boob safety ;-)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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Meganquita :  the best way would be to talk to a seamstress. More than likely, you will need the dress hemmed, so the material from the hemming can be used to make straps.

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

Gorgeous dress!  I used to work in a bridal salon and had a very popular dress with the same style.  If you are concerned just about it being strapless and falling down, a good seamstress should prevent that.  A strapless dress should be held up from the rib cage, not from the bust.  When the dress does not have the necessary structure then it is being held up by the bust which is not nearly as supportive of a base as opposed to the rib cage.  Whenever we had brides wanting to add straps to this dress, we would first ask why.  Is the only concern slipping or do you just like the look of straps?  If it’s the first choice, we would gently try to dissuade because it is very hard, even with the same lace to not make it look like the straps were somewhat of an afterthought.  If it is because you truly love the look of straps with the dress, then we would order extra fabric from the designer for the seamstress to turn into straps.  If that is not available, then leftover hem fabric might work.  My point is to really make sure you love the look of straps, not just the practicality of it.

Post # 5
6954 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

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Meganquita :  Those straps look very “added after the fact” to me. 

I get it because I didn’t want a strapless dress either because I never wear strapless in real life and thought I’d be super uncomfortable and would be pulling up the dress all night. Wrong! Once it was fitted to me it was perfect. I didn’t even need a bra. It was great! 

Post # 6
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I added straps and I thought it looked good!

Post # 7
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My sister converted her dress into a halter style (strap around the neck). Her wedding was years ago so I’ll have to see if I can dig up a pic, but it looked like it was always there.

Post # 9
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Meganquita :  Both photos of dresses in this thread with the added straps don’t look all that natural to me. They look very much added after the fact.

My dress had straps, but I can tell you they weren’t holding it up.


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NowMrsS :  is true. I would listen to her advice and avoid straps because they aren’t going to be holding up your dress… And because the neckline is quite a rounded sweetheart, they aren’t going to flow out from the dress and look natural.

Post # 11
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I added straps too. I’m bustier so I needed it for comfort. The straps match the color of my sash and made an X in the back. 

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