Dress – having second thoughts

posted 2 weeks ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Honey bee

 Do you have a photo with your arms down?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

you know what, I like this top, unaltered, more than I like the top of the other dress. I think that and the skirt sound like they’d look romantic and pretty together. If it’s possible to swap the dress you have and this outfit gives you butterflies, I say why not?

Personally, I think a wider strap would be aging, and I wouldn’t do it. I would stick with the straps that are there now, they’re very flattering on you, and even without the proper undergarments, the top fits really nicely. A good strapless bra and you’ll be set!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Personally I don’t think wider shoulder straps are aging.  Like me, you have broad shoulders and broad shoulders have never been able to pull off a skinny strap very well.  A wider strap is aesthecially more pleasing and flattering.  Very few women can pull off the super skinny strap like your second top has.  Only the super skinny women can, and luckily you’re not too skinny – you’re just right.  I would go with about 3/4 to one inch wide.  Or even wider if you find a photo with cool wider straps.

And yes, the adjustable buckles need to go.  Just be sure the new straps fit you well without digging into your skin….but there should be some elasticity in them so they aren’t falling down all day/night.

Enjoy your wedding day!

 

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

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@winterily:  I don’t think it is very flattering due to a lack of structure. You can do much better.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

The top you posted looks like lingerie. I like the other one you posted before. Maybe try to find something similar to that if it wasn’t exactly what you wanted?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

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@winterily:  I don’t think it looks tacky being adjustable, but the inspiration image you posted is super cute! When I was thinking broad straps I was imagining these, although neither are quite as bad as what I had pictured – I couldn’t find what I meant! But anyway. Some people would like these, so it’s all a matter of personal taste anyway I guess!

Image result for adding straps to strapless wedding dress

Image result for adding straps to strapless wedding dress

Post # 14
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Honey bee

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@winterily:  structure does not have to include boning. And well done structure should be comfortable. 

I also think a strapless bra will show right through that top. And it will be a hell of a lot less comfortable than a properly structured dress.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think maybe you should try on some more dresses/styles. This top looks like lingerie to me, too. 

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