Post # 1
Hi Ladies! I bought my dress and loved it, but my family and I thought it looked like it needed a little something extra – straps!
I had my first fitting Saturday and had the seamstress add on straps to show me what it would possibly look like. The V type straps made my arms look large, so she tried off the shoulder straps. I LOVED them, but can’t lift my arms..
Should I just suck it up because it looks good? I asked her if perhaps she could make them detachable and she said no, there was no way that would work.
If anyone has advice – do they make stretchy fabric that I could use instead? Or has anyone had an off shoulder gown before?
here are some pictures of what the dress looks like with the straps:
Post # 3
Off-the-shoulder straps do limit mobility. I would suggest putting the straps on the tip of your shoulder so you can move your arms a bit.
Post # 4
I love the off shoulder straps! Maybe make them a bit looser so they drop down farther on your arm. It should give you enough room to lift your arms!
Have you tried maybe one strap? Or maybe just 2 beaded spaghetti straps to match the beaded detail on your dress? Kinda like this maggie dress?
Post # 5
no. i don’t think straps are needed. The original dress is gorgeous already. I love it.!
Post # 6
Could you maybe make them detachable? Straps for the ceremony and strapless for the reception/?
Post # 7
I wore an off the shoulder dress years ago. It definitely does limit mobility a bit. Have them move them up towards your shoulders and that should help.
Post # 9
The straps add a lot to the dress! Without them, it’s just another white, strapless wedding dress.
I agree that raising them a little bit will make it easier to move your arms.
Post # 10
Off the shoulder straps!! I believe they bring alot of class and elegance to the dress
Post # 11
I tried on a dress that had similar straps but they didn’t connect to the back of the dress.. just hung in a loop.. I don’t know the best way to describe it, but it just fell in a loop behind me.. made it really easy to move my arms because it moved up if my arms did.