(Closed) Not on the Strapless Dress Train

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Wearing a Strapless?
    Yes! : (34 votes)
    58 %
    No! : (21 votes)
    36 %
    Something in between (explain), : (4 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted something like it because mine has one shoulder lace strap. My reception dress is strapless.  


    I like both but personaly thought the one strap was more exotic and my style.

    Post # 4
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had the same concerns since I’m a 34Dirty Delete.  I went with cap sleeves and loved it!

    Post # 5
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had a bridal consultant tell me “No one wears strapless, it won’t look right.”  Grrr. That was annoying. There are tons of beautiful “strapped” gowns out there.

    But I did end up with a strapless, actually. I was concerned about that style staying up until I went to try them on – for most of them, there was so much structure in the dress that I was not worried at all.

    Post # 7
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I bought a strapless gown, but am adding cap sleeves to it.  I’m even looking for a bolero just in case!

    Post # 8
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I went with halter. I knew going into shopping that I did NOT want a strapless and I pretty much had to fight with every consultant at every store I went to because “strapless is classic!” – I think the dresses are beautiful but I just never wanted to wear one.

    Post # 9
    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My dress will definitely have straps and most likely sleeves.

    Post # 10
    590 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

    I have short tulip style sleeves on my dress. A few times I felt like strapless was a staple in bridal but I am really happy with how mine looks. While there are plenty of supportive strapless styles out there, there is something to be said about wearing a regular bra!

    Post # 11
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Strapless felt too exposing for me, and its not something I wanted to worry about while dancing…I went with a halter.

    Post # 12
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I didn’t want strapless either, but it sure made dress shopping more challenging!

    Post # 13
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I never had anything against strapless, but I really didnt want one because I am busty and plus everyone had a strapless dress.  I chose a scoopneck dress but it didnt do much for being busty since its backless…woops..


    Its just super hard to find one.  Granted most strapless dresses can have straps added.

    Post # 14
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i’m in the strapless camp, ironically.  usually i’m bored with strapless gown, because you see so many of them.  i actually wanted something with half or 3/4 sleeves, initially.  then two things happened: (1) i decided to get some new ink on the upper left quadrant of my back, coming a bit over my shoulder and down my left arm, and i want to be able to show that off (plus i don’t really want a one-strap gown), and (2) i found out that Fi doesn’t like allover lace, which is pretty much the only way you can find sleeves like i initially wanted.  also, i discovered the sleeved gowns were generally either modest (not for me) or more high-fashion, so really mostly only available through big-name designers that are way out of my price range.

    so yeah, i have a strapless gown now.  i’ll be wearing a wrap or something much of the time though, since our wedding will *hopefully* be late next october (otherwise will be next winter some time), and it’ll be too cool to be running around with bare shoulders and arms.

    Post # 15
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I absolutely was against strapless dresses but then ended up buying one! I really think you just need to try things on and not poo-poo anything too prematurely!

    Post # 16
    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I don’t like strapless for me and I’m really having a hard time finding a good selection that ISN’T strapless. I am filming for SYTTD at the end of the month, so maybe they will prove me wrong and I’ll end up with strapless. 

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