Post # 1
I have narrowed down on a bridesmaids dress that I love, but wanted some opinions.. Two of my girls have large chests (probably Dear Daughter range?), and I asked both of them if they would prefer strapped dresses because the one that I love is strapless, but there is a version with straps also. Both of them said it was up to me and would do whatever I wanted. Sweet to let me pick, but not very helpful!
So… I turn to you, which would you prefer/feel comfortable in? Or, would it really not matter? I was thinking of mixing straps and strapless.. but decided I don’t want that many different necklines.
Post # 3
It depends on if they would have a good strapless already. If they dont, the on with straps would allow them to wear one they already have.
Post # 4
I’m about a 34Dear Daughter, and I say go for straps.
Post # 5
im a 36 D and i like strapless dresses! i own quite a few… i think its all about undergarments… longline bras are our best friend 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA
I think the dress with straps would be more flattering and probably more comfortable for someone in the Dear Daughter range… But that’s just speculation, because I’m no where near that size. I wear a 38B, and I wasn’t very comfortable in my strapless wedding dress, because I kept having to pull it up… So I’m basing my opinion more on that than anything.
Post # 7
I am a Dear Daughter, so I would say go for the straps. It would be much more comfortable; however, if you wanted to go with the strapless, I would feel comfortable wearing that too, if I could wear a bolero/jacket over it. The strapless would require me to get a special bra, and the one with straps I could just wear something that I have, so if you are trying to keep costs down for your girls, I would definately go with the one that has straps.
Post # 8
38 DDD here. I would go with the straps if they don’t have a great supportive strapless bra. You have to be careful with necklines too with larger chest. You don’t want to create a uni-boob.
I’d probably be more comfortable in straps. While the strapless is nice, I could just see myself adjusting the girls all damn day.
Post # 9
I am a 36F and I would much prefer the one with straps, even though I own a supportive strapless bra, it isn’t very comfortable and to wear it all day is just torture! They will be much more comfortable in the dress with straps, so they can wear a bra with straps!
Post # 10
Just a little info about that dress (if you haven’t already tried it on yourself)…my bridesmaids are wearing that exact Jenny Yoo strapless dress (style Margeaux). I tried it on myself first, and then had them all try it on. First off, it’s such a well made, structured dress. Once it’s altered in the natural waist, it’s not going anywhere. (I was told by the Jenny Yoo boutique ladies that their sizing is similar to Ann Taylor and we may not need alterations anyway!) Plus, I think that sweetheart necklines are complimentary to both small and larger chested ladies. It’s better than the straight across uni-boob in my opinion.
Okay, and here is the deal…my girls all loved the strapless version. I am a C cup (liked it so much I ordered one for myself too) and the rest are A, D, Dear Daughter, and C. I say let them decide which they are comfortable with after trying it on.
EDIT: This dress is so structured I don’t think the girls need bras…seriously, it’s built in just like most wedding gowns. I tried it on without and would not wear a bra. My D cup friend also said she would not need a bra.
Post # 11
@vaness13181: Just curious, how does it fit in the hips. Would it be good for someone with large hips?
Post # 12
I prefer the look of the strapless but I think straps are way more practical! My bridesmaids are all very chesty and they are going to have halter tops. I’m a D and I have a strapless gown but I also have a laceup back…which I recommend if you are going strapless.
Post # 13
@vaness13181: Thank you for the info! My sister tried on Margeaux at the bridesmaids boutique too and it is really fabulous! I had the same opinions on the structure of the dress and the shape of the top being very flattering for large or small chest. I’m really glad to hear your girls love the strapless one! I think mine would love it too… I just want to make sure they will be comfortable all night…
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I’m a 36D, and the neck line as in the second dress is really hard to find a bra for. The edges of a really supportive bra can show in the corners of a v-neck. If they have a good strapless bra, they may have to wear it for either dress, so I voted for whatever you want. Every gal is different though. 🙂
Post # 15
I’m a 36DDD and voted for straps (: I wouldn’t mind wearing strapless but I definitely wouldn’t be 100% relaxed or comfortable.
Post # 16
@kaylee26: Pictured above is the tulle bobbinette. We ordered the same dress in silk chiffon. Both materials are very flowy (I tried both on). I thought it fit well in the hips. The material lays flat on your body, but it’s not skin tight in any way. Hope that makes sense! I think if your hips are much larger than your waist, you would possibly need to go up a size and have the waist taken in…they have all recommended measurements on the Jenny Yoo website if you want to check it out. Technically, I should have ordered up one size for my hips, but since the dress is flowy, my sales associate said I would be fine ordering the size that fit both my waist and bust.
I’d also like to clarify what I said about possibly not needing alterations. Obviously you would if say, your chest measurements are very different from your natural waist. My sister needed two sizes larger than her waist/hips to fit her Dear Daughter chest, so she will most definitely need alterations.