Post # 1
Backstory and more detailed pics: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-dress-regret-should-i-alter-it-or-leave-as-is/#axzz36EfupxXy
I LOVE my dress, but I found out the day after I got it that my fiance HATES strapless dresses, especially sweetheart. AKA my dress.
I confirmed it a few days ago when I hinted it was strapless sweetheart, and even though he assured me it was probably gorgeous, he couldn’t help but look a little repulsed. He has this odd feeling that the dress is grasping onto the boobs for dear life when there aren’t straps involved, especially when the women are more “well endowed” on top. That association won’t go away anytime soon, and I don’t want him to wince when he sees me. So… straps it is!!!
Here is a pic outlining my favorite straps that I found. I just put them on top of pictures of me in the dress to mimic how they’d look in real life. I included different angles in different lighting. (it’s REALLY big, sorry!)
What do you think? Or should I ignore how he feels about strapless and just leave it unaltered?
Post # 2
shlobin: If you’re going to go with straps, I honestly really like the tapered illusion ones! I think the fact that they are wider at the bottom than regular straps might appease your Fiance, and I think illusion necklines/straps are just so elegant and pretty! I’m not a fan of thin straps, though, so I’m a bit biased here!
Post # 3
If you’re really worried about it, I would go with 4 or 6. I think they’d add something “extra” to it all instead of just… straps. You know?
Post # 4
Hahaha! I like how your Fiance described strapless dresses! I think any of the straps will work except for the halter. I feel like halter is too casual of a look for wedding dresses in general, and especially yours.
Post # 5
I like the idea of tapered illusion ones, especially if they were even a little wider than in the pic. You could also layer some of those pretty pearl or beaded straps underneath to give the illusion a little more pizzaz.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I agree with either the thicker straps or the tapered illusion. But the dress really is lovely strapless.
Post # 9
Thanks for all your responses so far!! It seems like tapered illusion is winning (although i appreciate any other opinions!)
Should I add embellishment at the bottom of the illusion straps to make it more visually similar to the rest of the dress? (I think I like the left-most applique pictured in number 6) Or should I leave them plain?
Thanks again! 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I really like the tapered illusion straps. They change the whole look of the dress for me. I like them way better than strapless too.
Post # 11
Beatiful dress!! I like 4 and 6 best, because I think they match your dress closest. Looking at your last comment, if you go with 3 I would add embellistment to make it match the dress more – I think that would be super pretty!! 🙂
I’m adding straps to my sweetheart strapless dress too, actually. Not sure of my FI’s opinion, but it was something I was already considering and then the bridal shop had some that matched perfectly. They’re sort of mesh-like, with appliques that match my dress’s beading. Here is a picture with the straps we’ll be adding to my dress:
Post # 12
Bridetobe24, I LOVE your dress and straps. The details are so gorgeous, and it’s so flattering.
What do you think? (Sorry for awkward close up chest shot)
And here’s the original. Which is more flattering on my body? Thanks again!! (What would I do without you bees?)
Post # 13
I’m pro tapered illusion straps as well. However, I think they look best plain. Adding embellishment draws your eye to your chest more and makes them look like they were more of an addition or afterthought. I don’t think the plain ones look out of place with your dress.
Post # 14
Thanks so much, I appreciate your opinion. I was debating on whether to have them buttoned in (so I could go strapless for the reception) or sewed in – but I’m definitely leaning toward keeping them the entire time!
Hmm. Looking closer at the illusion sleeves on their own, they definitely don’t look bad alone! I think I prefer the picture you just posted with that embellishment added to the sleeves, though. But I wonder if there is another embellishment that might match the dress a little bit closer? The silver of the embellishment stands out from the dress beading a bit, since it’s a slightly different color (or at least it appears to be in pictures). That’s not necesarily good or bad, though – I definitely like the extra bling to help the straps tie into the dress more!
Let us know your thoughts and what you decide. I’m sure it’s going to be gorgeous either way!!
Post # 15
tapered illusion! but i like them plain!