Post # 1
I’m pretty self conscious about wearing a strapless dress and I also think perhaps this dress is a little bottom heavy. I’m considering adding a halter strap or spaghetti straps, maybe even one strap to a) balance it out with the bottom and b) make me feel like I have more clothes on! I need your opinions, please! One halter, two spaghetti, one strap, or no straps?? The sash will actually be black, not purple. Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
Although I think your dress looks gorgeous on you as is, if you’re not comfortable how it is & you have the funds, I would encourage you to add them.
Post # 4
The dress looks beautiful on you!
Post # 5
I love straps so I say add them especially if you would feel more comfortable, but I’m not sure which style I’d say you should add.
Also, good tailoring should ensure that the dress has a good fit and stays on well all night, even if you don’t add straps.
Post # 6
I vote no straps and just go for some really good alterations. I am guessing the dress is a corset? I would add some cups for support and make sure that it fits well, even with the corset back.
I didn’t have straps (normally hate strapless) and my dress didn’t move all night despite being VERY heavy with beading and satin. If it fits right then you don’t need to worry.
Post # 7
Do you plan to wear your hair up or down?
I think you look very beautiful it the gown with no straps. Very flattering!
Post # 8
I think it looks goregeous as it is and if you were to change it it might be too much going on.
Post # 9
If you’d be more comfortable I’d go with a spaghetti strap.
I was the same as you and I added straps and was very happy.
Post # 10
I’d leave it alone. YOu look great!
Post # 11
What is it about the dress that makes you uncomfortable?
Post # 12
I would fool around with some options! An a-symetrical look I think would look really nice with that dress, or you could do like 2 spagetti straps together on each side.
Post # 13
I think I’ll be wearing my hair half up. I definitely need to get a decent bra. It is a corset back. I’m not really worried about it falling down or me popping out of it. I just feel like I need more coverage up there. I’m not really sure why I’m uncomfortable with it strapless. Maybe if I kept most of my hair down I’d feel more covered, though I’m leaning toward a halter, perhaps made out of the extra corset strap.
Thank you all for your kind words; they really did make me feel a little better about it. I’m having awful dress regret right now.
Post # 14
@stargurl101: I agree!
OP, when I saw the bodice of your dress, I thought it would look fabulous with the addition of an asymmetrical one-shoulder strap (in the same direction as the ruching). I think with good alterations, the fit will dramatically improve, however, if you are going to be uncomfortable, you should add straps as you see fit! You look very pretty though – no regrets allowed!
Post # 15
Since you aren’t comfortable with strapless, you should look into adding straps. It’s a beautiful dress and I think you look great in it! 🙂 I think a cap sleeve would look nice with your dress. Maybe something along the lines of this:
Post # 16
So now I’m kicking around the idea of one strap…what a tough decision! I’m not sure I’d like cap sleeves, seems to “little girl” to me. I guess I’d like to meet somewhere in the middle. I think I just need to try different things, pin it up and see how it looks.
Thanks again for all of your help!!