Post # 1
I have thought I would wear a strapless dress for my wedding, but recently got pictures back from a wedding I was in, and hated the way I looked in the style. If you have any pictures in a dress that has a little something more (capped sleeves, straps, etc) can you show me! I am planning a summer wedding, so no long sleeves!
Post # 4
I would go and try on dresses- one thing to be aware of is that the selection of non strapless dresses is small and that not all strapless dresses are the same. I would highly suggest a bolero or something similar to wear with a strapless dress. I ended up with strapless and really didn’t think I would. I am trying to decide whether or not a bolero is appropriate.
You can also modify strapless to have cap sleeves.
Post # 5
The way it works nowadays is that most dresses are strapless and the dress shops have lots of different sleeve, cap sleeve, and strap options as an add-on. Even DB has like 15 strap/sleeve options.
For me, a bolero is not a good substitute for sleeves or straps, because in June I will overheat wearing all that, so I have to find a dress that is made with it or get it as an an add-on. @smi5002:‘s wedding is in April, so it would be fine with the cooler weather, if it’s your style.
Post # 6
This is my non-stapless dress (model photo).
Post # 7
I really wanted to avoid strapless as well since I feel like A LOT of brides wear strapless but alas my heart went to strapless gowns.
Post # 8
I wasnt a huge fan of strapless either and I just found my dress and I’m absolutely in love with it!! It has cute little cap-sleeves.
It’s by designer Amy Kuschel- the dress is called ‘Paris’, take a look! 🙂
Post # 9
I definitely want straps too, but I am planning on trying on strapless options as well, knowing I’ll get straps added regardless.
Post # 10
I wasn’t sure about a strapless dress either and was so happy to find this dress! I found it online and had to order it before I tried it on. Luckily, the store was super nice and said I could pick out something else if I didn’t like it, but I loved it! 🙂
Shanna by Sottero Midgley (model picture)
Post # 12
@garnety: Thats a great idea, I didnt realize that!
Thanks for your pics ladies! Keep em coming 🙂
Post # 13
I hear ya! I have a small chest – didn’t want to be tugging up the dress all night, so I also wanted something there… I tried on dresses with cap sleeves but didnt like how much of my back they covered up. Ended up going with a one shoulder and it was perfect.
San Patrick makes a ton of one-shoulder gowns that are beautiful and reasonably priced. Martina Liana makes a few gorgeous gowns with matching boleros that can be attached to the dress, so essentially adding sleeves.
My final decision was a Marisa, which is supposed to be strapless, but I added the one-shoulder.
Post # 14
My dress comes strapless but I didn’t think I could pull it off. I love my dress with straps 🙂