(Closed) My Ceremony Dress – Straps or No Straps?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Straps or Strapless?
    Straps : (79 votes)
    69 %
    Strapless : (9 votes)
    8 %
    strapless only if i can fix the pointyness and the swoop : (27 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

    Straps.

     

    Post # 4
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    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Personally, I love it with the straps and I don’t think it competes with your reception dress at all!  My vote is to keep the straps. 

    Both dresses are beautiful on you, by the way.  🙂

    Post # 5
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    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    the profile pic looks really odd without straps.

    Post # 6
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    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    You are so gorgeous!  I prefer it without straps.  That first picture is amazing!

    Post # 7
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    It would probably be possible to make it strapless but you would have to round out the top of the bodice. Otherwise it’ll look a bit pointy and odd like it does in the profile picture. I voted to keep the straps.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @aliciaspinnet:  +1 I would say keep the straps, otherwise you’ll need alterations. The side view of your dress looks a bit strange and awkwardly-fitted right now, without straps.

    Post # 9
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Hard to say, without in the first pic looks lovely but it’s abvious the dress was’t made to take the straps away. I think the straps are more fitting for the ceremony too. You look great in both btw.

    Post # 10
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    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    First of all, you have a ridiculously hot body. Goodness. And both dresses are gorgeous (I esp. like your reception dress).

     

    Secondly, I say go for the straps unless you can fix the pointedness, the swwop, and the fit overall. The problem with going from straps to strapless is that the latter needs to have more structure/support throughout the bodice in order to hold the dress up. Currently, even if you fix the cosmetic issues, altering to a strapless would still leave the dress fitting awkwardly low and  not structured enough for a strapless neckline.

    Post # 11
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    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    both of your dresses are gorgeous! I voted with straps unless you can make it not look so pointy

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Jenncoco:  wowzers, what is the name of your reception dress?? I LOVE IT!

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Both dresses are gorgeous — but I feel like your ceremony gown looks like it’s missing something without the straps.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Straps, and I love the dress!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Oh, definitely keep the straps just for how they make your back look – so freaking sexy. 

    I must admit it was hard for me to really focus on the straps because I was looking at your fantastic boobs – and I’m 100% straight! You have a seriously smoking body!

    I agree with the others that the line of the side of the dress, as it is at the moment, doesn’t really suit strapless. Also it would make the back look odd.

    Also, if you’re wearing a veil and your hair down, they’ll be covering the straps anyway.

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