(Closed) Help please! To strap or not to strap…that is the question.

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you alter this dress?
    halter strap : (9 votes)
    11 %
    spaghetti straps : (11 votes)
    14 %
    one strap : (11 votes)
    14 %
    leave it alone : (50 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 3
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The dress looks beautiful on you!

    Post # 5
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    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
    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it looks goregeous as it is and if you were to change it it might be too much going on.

    Post # 9
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d leave it alone.  YOu look great!

    Post # 11
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    What is it about the dress that makes you uncomfortable?

    Post # 12
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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 # 14
    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    @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!

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