Post # 1
My dress got here a couple weeks ago! It’s Stella York 6347. I love it so much, except for this one thing:
I think I do want to get some lace straps put on instead of the spaghetti straps, but not sure how exactly to do this. My shop offered to send me some from Stella York but I don’t like any of the ones they sell separately (all very beaded or very wide lace). I’ve found some on Etsy but they’re not exactly what I want either. So I guess I could either pay my alterations person to make some for me, pay an etsy shop to do custom, or just give up and wear the straps it came with! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Meeting with my alterations person next Saturday to discuss options. Any bees out there who’ve successfully added or altered straps? How did you make sure they would match the dress?
I also kind of like the idea of changing them to a halter top, and that way I wouldn’t have to worry about them falling off my shoulder while dancing (one of my fears about the spaghetti straps, as we’re planning to do a whole choreographed thing).
The kind of straps I’m considering adding:
^^ just looking for something roughly like these^^ annoyed that the ones my shop can get from stella aren’t like either of these.
The closest I could find on Etsy:
Thanks if you made it through this!
Post # 2
Those straps would look stunning on your dress! But your dress is absolutely stunning with or without the thicker lacy straps! Gorgeous 🙂
Post # 3
I reallly like your dress the way it is. Since it’s a fuller on the bottom the thin straps on top just work for me. Love
Post # 4
Just beautiful on you! I honestly like the thin straps a lot on you. The thicker will change the delicate balance, esp with that neckline IMO.
But I’m sure it will be pretty either way.
Post # 5
i added straps to my strapless wedding dress. When i first got it altered they took quite a bit of train off and i saved the excess fabric. The seamstress used the excess train fabric to create straps for the dress, so it matched very well.
Post # 6
I like the spaghetti ones, but I think they’d look better crossed at the back. More secure feeling too.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel
Your dress looks beautiful! I think it would look just as nice with either straps
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front
Yaay another Stella 6347 bride!!! :+)
I’m worried too as the sample gown straps kept falling, but I figured was because too small and once in my size would be ok??
Did you find once in your size they keep wanting to fall off your shoulders? :+(
Heres me in sample. You look GORGEOUS by the way!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front
ooh love this idea (I’ve got and gown and concern about the straps) you think that’s an easy alteration?? The straps on the gown are really very dainty and pretty would look great in criss cross in back! Thanks for the idea….mine will be in mid March gonna run it by my seamstress! :+)
Post # 10
I’m not usually a fan of spagetti straps, but in your case, I think they look really good. They give the dress a delicate feel to it. And they look great on you.
Post # 11
harleybeachbride6 : So I haven’t gotten it altered yet- this was in my size, but was still too long. I’m only 5’2”, so the straps need to be shortened quite a bit.
We actually sort of tried out the cross straps idea, with some belts just to get an idea. But I wasn’t a huge fan… I’m not sure what it would actually look like if it was the actual straps and not some random belts though!
Thanks for your input everyone! Will let you know what we go with after I meet with my seamstress this weekend.
Post # 12
I think color might be an issue since there’s white, ivory, cream, pearl, and on and on and on! I would have whomever is doing the new straps definitely work on it in person so they match!
Post # 13
I would look back at the Stella York ones- you mentioned that some were very thick. They can be made thinner pretty easy and might give you just the look you like. I think it looks great with any of the strap options
Post # 14
ahhh! Nelly’s! I love those ladies!
I think I love the straps you’re considering!