(Closed) I am thinking of adding chiffon straps to my dress – do you think it would work?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
999 posts
Busy bee

if that is a chiffon bottom i think it would go perfectly well together. love the dress!

Post # 4
1254 posts
Bumble bee

I think your idea will work and if done correctly, I bet people will think the straps came with the dress. Good luck!

Post # 5
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think your arms and shoulders look big AT ALL.  I do think that straps would be a really pretty addition to the dress–but only do it if it will make you love the dress more; there is no aesthetic reason that you NEED the straps!

Post # 7
40 posts

As you probably saw when dress shopping, one strap dresses are fairly common and trendy right now. My daughter did not want a strapless dress either so we are adding straps on one side. The 3 straps will space out in the back so one is straight from other side, the other ends by the corset edge, the 3rd goes clear over to other side of corset. They look really pretty and make it just that much more unique. Plus, she will feel just a little more secure and covered (even with that little). πŸ™‚  Just have your seamstress play around a little while you have it on to find a look that you love! Best of luck!

Post # 8
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it would work!

Our dresses are so similar, I thought it was the same dress at first:!


Post # 9
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it looks great as-is. But, I would have a seamstress pin straps on to give you an idea of how it would look and then see what you think.

Post # 10
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Would something like HapaBride’s alteration work for you (if you wanted to have even more coverage)?

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-hate-my-arms    (about 2/3 way down the page)

I think HapaBride’s dress is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen (not to mention the lady herself!) and the alteration just looked like it was meant to be part of the dress.

The seamstress should be able to model how the different types of strap would look on you… There is nothing wrong with your arms btw, but do what makes you feel comfortable!

Post # 11
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think my biggest fear with these kind of straps is that unless they’re sewn on PERFECTLY to fit your body, they WILL fall down incessantly.

You don’t really want photos of yourself with your straps falling down, or to be constantly fixing them.

Maybe consider fabric tape after you’ve added them? Just to stick them to your shoulders so they stay up πŸ™‚

Post # 14
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you look great.  Your arms dont look big, and I do feel the dress looks fine as it was initially made to look. I would not alter it.   Besides, if you think your arms and shoulders look big, the last thing you would want to do is bring more attention to them by adding some straps on to them.  How about getting your seamstress to add those little “snaperoos” on to it so you can take them off if you change your mind?

Again, you look great.  If you would have posted your photo by itself, I would have never thought to address your arms.

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