(Closed) Non strapless dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Post # 4
1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is my non-stapless dress (model photo).


Post # 7
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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! ๐Ÿ™‚



Post # 9
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
13 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Shanna by Sottero Midgley (model picture)

Post # 13
2586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
52 posts
Worker bee

My dress comes strapless but I didn’t think I could pull it off.  I love my dress with straps ๐Ÿ™‚


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