Post # 1
I hadn’t planned to wear a necklace with my strapless “modified sweetheart” gown because the neckline is the most ornate part of the dress and I don’t want to detract from that.
However, I read an article by a wedding photographer who instructs brides to wear necklaces with their strapless gowns so that they don’t look naked in close-up photos.
Huh? Really?! I never would have thought of that.
Since reading that, I’ve noticed that strapless gown brides are about 50/50% with/without necklaces. If you went without a necklace (or are planning to), how do you avoid the I’m-not-wearing-clothes look in your wedding photos?
Post # 3
I don’t think that a necklace makes you look less naked than not having one. Plus, you probably won’t have a lot of closeup shots taken. I wouldn’t worry. Are you wearing earrings?
Post # 4
This is one of the reasons I didn’t choose a strapless gown! I’ve seen portraits with flowing cleavages but no dress showing and bare shoulders and thought it was the strangest thing. If i were you, i’d just ask your photographer to frame their shots to include your dress. They should work with you more than you should dress for their comfort, I think.
Post # 5
You can be naked and wear JUST a necklace…lol. I didn’t have any photos that close up of my face to the ponit i look naked. There are some where I’m getting makeup done but it’s just a neck/face shot, not neck/face/chest area
Post # 6
You can still be naked and just be wearing a necklace. I would agree with taking futher away shots.
Post # 7
I really wouldn’t worry about this. I think people will assume you’re not naked if you’re like sitting in a garden on your wedding day. I’m wearing a strapless dress but my earrings are chandeliers and I don’t want to wear both.
Post # 8
your photographer will take a million pictures of you. you don’t have to buy them all. just don’t purchase the ones that you look “naked” in.
Post # 9
“I really wouldn’t worry about this. I think people will assume you’re not naked if you’re like sitting in a garden on your wedding day.”
I just had the funniest image of a bride, hair and makeup all done, wearing nothing but a necklace and sitting contented as can be at a patio table in a garden. I actually laughed out loud. Maybe you had to be there.
I’m wearing a strapless dress but no necklace because I just don’t like the idea of one with my dress. I agree with the other posters who said you probably won’t have that many close-up shots anyway. Perhaps you can mention the concern to your photographer beforehand so he won’t take any that make you look potentially naked.
Post # 10
*snerk* does it matter if you just *look* naked but aren’t? I think that would be kind of funny.
Post # 11
He he..that would just serve as my budoir pic! I do plan on having a strapless gown!
Post # 12
HAHA I know these naked pictures you speak of! how funny. I wouldn’t think twice about it, because my photographer should be good enough to not have this happen. In addition, a don’t think a necklace makes one ounce of a difference! I can wear a necklace and still be nakie! hahahahaha this is a riot.
Post # 13
I was totally thinking the exact same thing as a couple of PPs, um you can totally still be naked and wear a necklace people, it’s been done MANY times before lol!! Look at boat loads of pics and see if the ones that are framed “nakedly” bother you, if it does, I agree with a few PPs ask the photog to make sure to ensure your dress is in the frame, this should not be an issue at all.
Post # 14
@ all: Haha! You all crack me up. Thanks for the replies, and for the colorful mental images. I didn’t make this up … just passing along what I read in a random online article. I agree: you can just as easily be naked with a necklace as without.
Now I think I’m going to ask the photographer to take a super-close up so that it looks like I’m not wearing a dress. Stay tuned…I’ll post it in August 😉
Post # 15
Oh this is making me think of the senior pictures that looked naked because they draped this thing around your shoulders and didn’t always frame it low enough to see the thing.
Post # 16
Oh mmy god @MissAsB that’s brilliant you’re sooo right!