Post # 1
Hi Bees. I’ve been dress browsing for awhile now, and somehow I don’t think strapless is for me. I’ve got a really defined clavicle which looks great with strapless, but I’m also a little on the busty side so I’m always fearful of my girls falling out. I know lace-up styles would work wonderfully with this, but I don’t like confining clothes and having someone assist me in tying me up so to speak.
Of the past weddings I’ve seen, nearly all the brides wore strapless dresses. All of my relatives wore strapless dresses, but now they’re starting to look the same to me. Anyone else feel this way and want to go against the grain?
Post # 3
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
I had the same concerns since I’m a 34Dirty Delete. I went with cap sleeves and loved it!
Post # 5
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 # 6
@hotchildinthecity: Do you have a photo? My bra size is the same and I’m around 5’6″ but my shoulders are pretty broad (they’re boxy). I’ve been drooling over Jenny Packham’s Aspen for awhile, but concerned the capped sleeves would broaden out my shoulders.
Post # 7
I bought a strapless gown, but am adding cap sleeves to it. I’m even looking for a bolero just in case!
Post # 8
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
My dress will definitely have straps and most likely sleeves.
Post # 10
- 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
Strapless felt too exposing for me, and its not something I wanted to worry about while dancing…I went with a halter.
Post # 12
I didn’t want strapless either, but it sure made dress shopping more challenging!
Post # 13
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
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
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
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.