(Closed) Am I crazy wanting to do this?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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mesmericze:  I’m sure it’ll look just fine with out the illusion neckline but the only concern I would have is if it would stay up on its own. Strapless dresses are generally constructed to hold itself up essentially. I’d be afraid there wouldn’t be enough structure in the bodice to do that. Now a seamstress may be able to add boning to help it stay up along with good alterations. You never know until you ask though!

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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mesmericze:  I love the dress and think the illusion neck makes it so elegant. You don’t want to worry about pulling up or adjusting a strapless dress all night. I think having the staps from the illusion neck makes the entire dress hang so beautifully

Post # 4
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Honey bee

I can’t see how this could be converted into a strapless….the bodice looks too “flimsy” to actually stay up without the support the illusion neckline gives. It’s a beautiful dress though! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

To be honest when I first looked at the pic I thought it was strapless and didn’t see the illusion neckline and it looked great! However now I have realised it is there I love it even more and personally would keep it there. I tend to sway towards non-strapless dresses though so this is my natural reaction.

As PP said ibe careful that the dress will still hold up as a strapless.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

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mesmericze:  I have a big ribcage too so I definitely understand how you feel. I think once it’s altered you’ll feel much better.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

The only way to get a real answer would be to ask a seamstress. Even if it can’t go totally strapless maybe very thin straps could be put in to help it stay up. 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

It’s a gorgeous dress one way or the other!

A seamstress will probably know better than me from just looking at it, but I would say that probably some support will have to be added in because I would bet the dress is designed to be supported a bit by the illusion neckline.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

If it doesn’t have one already, get a seamstress to add a waist stay (a petersham or grossgrain ribbon that is tight on your true waist, and sewn to the bones).  This anchors the dress to your waist. Game changer seriously.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

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mesmericze:  If it makes you feel better, glancing at the photo for the first time, I didn’t notice the illusion neckline. Then you mentioned it and I scrolled up and saw it.

I agree with the other posters, it seems like it would be too flimsy to stand up on its own, but it’s certainly a gorgeous dress. I also feel like the illusion neckline makes it more classy.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I personally don’t like the illusion neckline (I mean the dress is gorgeous but I would prefer it without). If it’s possible to remove it, I would go for it. But I do agree that the dress would look a lot more casual without it.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I never like any sleeveless illusion necklace because i think most of them make the dress bodice looks like a tank top and make your upper arms look more robust. I’ll vote to remove it if it’s possible. But it also depends on what the back looks like. Sometimes the back makes it impossible to take off the illlusion necklace.

Post # 15
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Honey bee

The illusion neckline is so sheer that it’s practically invisible so why mess with it?

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