(Closed) Keyhole to strapless?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you think I should make this dress strapless?
    Yes, make it strapless. : (8 votes)
    16 %
    No, leave it as is. : (39 votes)
    80 %
    Do something else to it (explain in comments). : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have had dress envy over your dress since I first saw it on you, so I think it would be such a shame to lose the keyhole back. My first choice if I were you would be to see if they can alter the straps so that they are comfortable for you rather than getting rid of them altogether. I found that strapless dresses often have more inbuilt support than dresses with straps, so I would worry about whether your dress will stay up without the straps? Does DB have advice and/or know of anyone who altered this dress to strapless. I amn’t that helpful, am I?!

    P.S. You look amazing either way!

    Post # 4
    11744 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    alter the straps to fit and see if you can make them removable – i tried on a beautiful martina liana keyhole with removable straps – it was amazing! Then, you could do the straps for the ceremony and take them off for the reception?

    Post # 6
    11744 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s Martina Liana 378 it’s sooo gorgoues! has the most amazing beaded straps! 

    Post # 7
    2424 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Nooo don’t lose the keyhole! It’s the best part about the dress!

    Plus, I think you may have a problem doing this, because dresses with straps usually aren’t made with the structural elements (boning, etc) in the bodice to stay up without the straps. And that kind of change is not only difficult, it may not be possible, especially since it has such a low back, you wouldn’t be able to add support to the back.

    Post # 8
    11744 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If I remember correctly, there was little buttons inside the dress that the key hole straps attached onto.

    Post # 9
    23592 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love keyhole back dresses!  I voted to keep it.

    Post # 10
    2 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m wearing the same dress in a few weeks!  I have broad shoulders, and I had the straps altered (the tailor somehow added length in the front).  I think it looks great, so it can be done.  

    I also find the lace (on the straps) really scratchy.  I have sensitive skin, so I’m planning to use a little body glide (clear roll-on waxy stuff that marathon runners use to avoid chafing) underneath.  

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