(Closed) I want to wear strapless in a church! *Gasp!*

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Tell your mom that technically the veil is covering your shoulders Laughing

Post # 20
11227 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Is this something that’s required by the church or just your mother? If it’s from your mother, I would just ignore her.

Post # 22
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@AlicialovesJose:  I can’t quite tell what the lace pattern looks like from your photo, but I have done some searching for shoulder coverage for lace dresses as well.  I don’t think I’ll need it after all, so hopefully these etsy options will help inspire you with some quick solutions.  The first two links are for boleros, and the last two are for lace straps/cap sleeves.










I’m under the assumption that the straps and cap sleeves are simple enough for a seamstress to quickly add on.  Hope one of these options helps you find a solution!

Post # 23
3666 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

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@AlicialovesJose:  classy and beautiful, you aren’t in danger of falling out any place in that dress.

Give me your mother’s email address and I will provide a sound talking to her. I am probably older than she is and she should respect my opinion, haha.

Post # 24
10449 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It’s so pretty the way it is, don’t add anything to it! Just refuse to buy anything and on your wedding day, your mom will be just so happy for you she will probably forget!

Post # 25
11227 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@AlicialovesJose:  Honestly, I’d just be like, “Okay, mom, whatever…” and then show up on the day of with your dress as-is.

Post # 26
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

At first I thought “why the gasp? Lots of churches allow strapless”. Then I saw that it was a family thing.

Fiance and I also are having a wedding for two reasons: because we wanted a religious ceremony, and to please and treat other people. We talked about eloping sooooo much!

Anyway, I wanted to please the in-laws, so I have a ceremony dress with sleeves. There is so much more choice in the shops for people who want cover ups now though! The choice has flooded the market in the last few months. Jealous!

If your wedding is in 4 weeks, I think ebay might be your friend. There are stunning boleros on there. Just stunning. So many different kinds! I love the ones with cap sleeves and mandarin collars.

But if there is really nothing you want… I would either tell your family to stick it, or just turn up in whatever makes you feel beautiful on the day.

Post # 27
12242 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I felt immodest wearing my strapless dress at our wedding, but the Pastor made me feel MUCH better about it. He said “I don’t have a problem with it, and I’m head of God’s house here. I speak with the presence of the Holy Spirit, and if the Holy Spirit doesn’t feel it’s immodest, neither should you.”

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