(Closed) Can I pull off this add-on strap with my dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Does the "shoulder candy" work with my dress?

    Love it!

    Nope. Don't do it.

  • Post # 3
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    while I do agree with you that the straps are very pretty, IMO, I don’t think it will enhance the look of your dress. I think it’s beautiful as is. Now, I know you said the straps are gonna happen… but I’ll put my 2 cents in if it means anything… I think your dress is absolutely beautiful. I think adding straps will take away from the look of the dress. If your dress didn’t have the bow (which I love!), then I would consider straps.

    Post # 4
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @LadyWhiskey:  i loooooove the straps but i think the dress might be a bit too busy for them

     I wouldnt know where to focus!! Could you take the bow off the dress?? Maybe then itll work 🙂

    Post # 5
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    The way your dress is now, I do not think the straps would work.  If it is possible to remove the bow it might look ok.

    Post # 6
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    @littleG:  +1 


    LOVE that shoulder decor (simply stunning), but I think the bow has to go if you don’t want the whole look to get messy. 

    Post # 7
    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Love it, but it doesn’t go with your dress at all.  There’d be way too much going on with the bow and then the beading.

    Post # 8
    3206 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I think the straps would look really nice on a dress with a different bodice than yours. I agree with PPs that the bow would need to go, but even then, the ruching would need to be altered significantly for the straps to look cohesive.


    That said, your dress fits your theme perfectly as is. Very pretty!

    Post # 9
    8679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Not with that big bow. It would be way too much IMO.

    Post # 13
    3370 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    @LadyWhiskey: That etsy beaded shrug thing is gorgeous, but I’m going to have to agree with the other bees that it would be too much with the statement-making bow that’s already on your dress. Can you indulge with some sparkle elsewhere – a jewelled headpiece, or a crystal-trimmed veil? I’m sure you can get that dose of old Hollywood opulence via your accessories. Your dress, exactly as it is, is just beautiful. 

    Post # 14
    1364 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d get the belt for sure, it looks awesome and  then I would add spaghetti  straps if you really want straps 

    Post # 15
    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If your dress is altered correctly you won’t be pulling it up all night! That dress already has lot going on and definitely doesn’t need anything else. It’s lovely as is.

    Post # 16
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I love the straps but I have to agree with other posters it might be too busy with the bow on your dress.

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