(Closed) I think I’ve overshopped for dresses

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

OMGSH.  I def love the first dress!!!

Post # 5
3856 posts
Honey bee

Have you looked at David’s? I know, I know … but I tried on a dress there that is everything you’re saying!

Lemme find a picture…

It’s this dress.

Post # 7
3856 posts
Honey bee

otherwise I think it’d be easy to add a halter to that first dress, or straps. The only worries I would have with adding straps would be 1) would the lace match? (since you want lace straps) and 2) Since the bodice is created to hold itself up, your straps will need to be fitted very closely or they’ll shift around a lot (like a built in bra tank top where the tight bust keeps it up and the straps are constantly falling off your shoulders), and I would worry about them digging in depending on how you’re holding your arms. Also, this probably isn’t an issue since you tried a dress on with the straps you like, but I’d worry about itching, personally. Lace seemed to bug me on most of the lace dresses I tried on, but I have crazy sensitive skin.

I think David’s has several straps that they can add to any dress… http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&catentryId=6097491

If you search “sleeves” on their website, several examples come up that they can add to any dress. None are exactly like the ones you like. 🙂

Post # 9
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

I think you can find what you’re looking for in your price range without having to add anything… daydreamwanderer’s point about the physics of it makes a lot of sense.

I remember seeing lots of lace mermaid non-strapless in my searches. I can’t remember them right now but I’ll try!

Also, what about getting an A-line and modifying it? A clever seamstress can take it in in all the right spots. Maybe something like this?

Post # 11
10 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

The 2nd one … I.love.

Post # 12
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Honestly, I LOOOOOOVE the second picture.

Post # 14
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s going to be difficult to find a dress with a sweetheart neckine AND straps.  I really like the strapless dress you posted.  If you are concerned about the language barrier of the women from the shop (I would be too), maybe you could take it to a different seamstress so you feel better about knowing you and her are on the same page regarding the straps.

Post # 15
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Personally, because you have a 34DD bust, I would go with the latest gown you posted. It might be a Pronovias (not sure but possible).

Post # 16
3026 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

leafy-OMG i am in LOVE with that dress (the third one you posted by itself). It is perfect. 

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