(Closed) any non-strapless dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Mine’s not strapless!  San Patrick Bambu

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Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Mine’s a little on the non-traditional side but it’s not strapless so I thought I’d post it to give you an idea of what’s out there…It’s the Fontaine by Claire Pettibone…

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I wanted a dress with straps, and had a really hard time at first. Then I started adding straps to any dress that I liked. Every dress shop that I went to had some kind of wide strap or something for me to try so I could get an idea of what it would look like. Sometimes they came from a completely random dress, but I could still get a feel for what it would look like.

The dress I ended up with started out strapless, but I had my seamstress add gorgeous wide straps in the same satin as the dress. It really changed the whole look. Just keep in mind that a good seamstress can do just about anything to a dress. Smile

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine is not strapless but not really a wedding dress… But I love it. Strapless looks terrible on me. I have really skinny collar bone and straps distract from them a bit

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Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine’s not strapless!  I have a large chest so strapless can be a bit of a pain.  This is much more supportive…and gorgeous :o)

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Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with the other commenter that suggested having a seamstress add straps to a strapless dress you otherwise love. This can look really great if she does it right. I went the vintage route, many dresses from back in the day have full sleeves that you can alter to your liking. Maybe this is a possibility for you. Good luck!

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Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Mine is not strapless!!!

(and please excuse my porn star boobs- we will be cropping these photos before they go in an album… )

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Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Your boobs look great!  Pshaw.  Maggie Sottero makes some really pretty tank styles.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Mine was not strapless! It was Demetrios 901 in ivory/gold.

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Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Okay, I realize that I am partial, but I absolutely LOVE all of the dresses on this page waaay more than most dresses I have seen. I just think there is something so flattering, classic, beautiful and timeless about having a dress with some sort of top support. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen some BEAUTIFUL strapless dresses, but with my boobs (see pic above !!!) I could never get away with it. And so I have convinced myself that strapless dresses look incomplete in some way. Maybe it is just me dealing with the jealousy that I can’t wear 90% of the wedding dresses out there, but I am okay with that!

Seriously ladies, BEAUTIFUL dresses!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Here is my non-strapless dress. That was my only requirement of a wedding dress, it had to have straps. I didn’t want to look like every other bride from 2001-? with a strapless dress (although they all look lovely, just not for me).

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Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love this thread! I was starting to get really concerned about dress shopping thanks to my aversion to all things strapless (seriously, I’ve never worn anything that didn’t have straps other than a bra that went under a dress with difficult lines) but this is making me feel SO much better!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I went without straps because of my boobs.  They’re pretty big, and all of the strapped dresses I tried on seemed to be FORCING every inch of cleavage that they could.  Since they are so big, I assumed that straps would be the best choice.  I was very wrong. 

My strapless dress actually covers them, which is huge for me, and there is plenty of support in it – something I didn’t think was possible either.  So, it was necessity for me.  I did try to look into the less “help”ful strapless dresses and get the straps put on, but it didn’t fix the “girls” situation at all. 

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