(Closed) How do I make this strapless dress modest?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1020 posts
Bumble bee

since the neckline is decorated with fabric flowers, adding tulle to it might not seem right. however, see if you can either move the flowers upwards or add another row of flowers on the top of the existing row. good luck!

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with tingting,, i think its modest enough to be honest

Post # 5
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

David’s Bridal has different straps/sleeves you can add to their dresses.  Not sure how it would look, but that might be one way to add more coverage up top. 

On their website, go to Style & Fashion Guide, and there is a category for sleeve options.

Post # 6
4 posts

To make it more modest, you may check with the seller if they could make it with straps for you. That would add more safe feeling to you I thinkCool

Good luck!

Post # 7
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think since there is already so much going on with the top of that dress adding anything else wouldn’t work well.  

What about doing a lace thing over a strapless dress?  There was a post on here a bit ago about “classical style” dresses and there were a lot that were very modest.  

Post # 9
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This is the style I was thinking:

Post # 10
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Other than their stock sleeves (which are often out-of-stock), David’s Bridal does not allow a lot of customization.  Of course, you could take your dress to an outside seamstress.  A little ruffle of tulle or lace above the top of the bodice might work, along with a matching cap sleeve.

Casablanca, Jasmine, and Anjolique all allow a lot of customization.  Their price points are at or slightly above DB’s higher price points.  I would look at these closely before making  a decision.

Post # 11
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My dress is low like this too.. but when i did my alterations and they took it in I didn’t have to worry about it anymore.. If it fits right you shouldn’t have any problems

Post # 12
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think you could add a whole panel of tulle… sometimes known as an Illusion Top. Here are some examples that I found by googling “wedding dress with illusion top” under Images 🙂

I love the second one, with the appliqued necklace look! It turns the modesty into a bit of glam, you know? You could also have the back be scoop neck (shaped like the neck of a tshirt) instead of the v shape if you’d rather cover your back as well.

Post # 13
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I added tulle to the neckline my dress above the floral embroidery and I think it worked fine (before and after pics below).  I understand you want yours to go higher but I think it’s doable.

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