(Closed) Adding straps or cap sleeves

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

If I decide to add straps, I’m getting them added with snaps to attach them to the dress. That way I can wear it with or without. If I decide I don’t like it with, I’m just out the $$ of the alteration.

Post # 3
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534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Sleeves are most likely a pretty cheap alteration to add. They are just sewing them on. Perhaps the store where you bought your gown has straps hat you can clip/pin to your dress to see what it would look like before you commit?

Post # 4
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2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think cap sleeves would look beautiful with your dress.

Post # 5
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60 posts
Worker bee

I personally love staps and cap sleeves. I just found my dress and it was strapless but I was able to add straps!! It wasnt that expensive either.

Post # 7
Member
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I personally think it’s very hard to add sleeves to a strapless dress without it looking obvious, unless it’s done very well. Like PP said, maybe a lace jacket/bolero would do the trick.

Post # 9
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81 posts
Worker bee

This is exactly what happened to me! I bought my dress and then was regretting not going to more places and waiting longer to buy it. I still love it though and just found some beaded trim to add straps to mine. If I had gotten a lace dress I would’ve gone with the cap sleeves like you were showing!

 

Here’s the trim I got to go with my dress.

Post # 11
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81 posts
Worker bee

I just got it on Tuesday so I haven’t had them attached yet but I think I’ll be more comfortable with them. I got it from the fashion district in LA.

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