(Closed) I'm having this dress made…should I add straps?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: to go strapless or not go strapless...THAT is the question
    thin straps with floral lace on skin (don't know how to describe that, see picture #1) : (62 votes)
    78 %
    scalloped neckline with scalloped keyhole (picture #2) : (7 votes)
    9 %
    my idea is better (please show picture so I can show my "designer") : (1 votes)
    1 %
    strapless : (10 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    2557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like the thinner straps better!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think with that delicate lace on the neckline the thin straps (a la picture #1) would look lovely.  

    Post # 5
    Member
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Thin lacy sraps! 

    Post # 6
    Member
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m partial to more substantial straps, BUT I’m generally against keyhole backs.  They’re super in right now, and while I do like them, I think they will date your dress a lot.  On the other hand, who cares if you dress is dated?  It’s not like you’re going to wear it again.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Straps #1

    Post # 9
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    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @akkaer1:  YES, I felt like such a rebel when I was looking at dresses with straps and lace last year.  Now every. single. dress. has cap sleeves and a keyhole back.  It’s a gorgeous style and I’m not surprised that a lot of people like it, but jeez, that happened fast.

    Post # 10
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    2768 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Eh – I think that strapless dresses are by far the norm. While keyhole backs are a trend, they’re a minor trend. If they ever become the default style I don’t think it will be for a while yet – so you’d be a trendsetter rather than a trend follower.

     

    That said, I think I prefer the first straps on you. I think the dramatic skirt suits a more delicate neckline to balance it out. Had your dress been of a more simple sheath or trumpet silhouette, or without a train, I would have suggested the keyhole back.

     

    Post # 11
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    3372 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like the delicate straps too! 

    Post # 12
    Member
    2768 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    As for the back, maybe you could compromise and have something like this? (But with narrower straps)

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