Post # 1
I am getting ready to go see them seamtress in a couple hours. I can’t decide if I want straps or not on my dress. It is straight accross and strapless in the front and kind of low cut in the back. I am just worried that I will be tugging on it since I have a very small chest. And because it has a cathedral length train, it’s so heavy!! And I dont think I want lace straps, dont think they would match. Most pics I found of wedding dresses had a sweatheart neckline. Not sure what type mine would look good with since its straight accross.
Did any of you have a small chest and strapless dress? Did you add straps? And were you comfortable?
Would appreciate the bees advice!!
Here’s pics of me in my dress:
Although it looks like it fits well, There is so much room in the top part. Hoping the seamstress can take it in!
Here is the model wearing the dress:
Post # 3
I would not add straps to that dress, it looks great as is!
Your seamstress should be able to take it in so that it fits in all the right places and you will not have to tug it up as much.
Post # 4
If you would feel more comfortable with straps, I think adding straps made to match the fabric and beading on your bodice would be best. The dress would be gorgeous either way; it’s really just your preference!
ETA: I added a halter strap to a dress with a sweetheart neckline. I have a pretty proportional chest, but I felt much more comfortable having a strap.
Post # 5
The seamstress will make the strapless fit like a glove. You won’t feel like it’s dragging you down. Just make sure you are vocal about the fit while she’s pinning it and you won’t need to add straps to that beauty!
Post # 6
I love straps in general, and if you can add some with matching fabric, I think they would look fantastic on your dress! It looks wonderful on you, by the way 🙂
Post # 7
You could do a beaded spagetti strap. However your dress will probably be plled very tight around your waist and that is what will hold your dress up – your hips not your chest. Also beware that if your dress is heavy, a spagetti strap will chafe your shoulders… Mine had spagetti straps which I wore for the reception because it was easier to dance and I felt more secure, however the straps left huge red marks on m shoulders.. you can kind of see them in this pic
Post # 8
I wouldnt touch it. Because the back is so low i think it would be uncomfortable if you added straps.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone for the comments, im def taking everything into consideration. Guess I might try to see how the fitting goes and maybe if she can get it fitted properly, I wont have to add straps. Guess she could always add them if needed after shes done fitting it to me. I just considered that option. I do hope the fitting goes well.
@stargurl101: Thanks for the adivce and pic. I love your dress! I do like those kind of straps and was considering that but didn’t think about them hurting me! Good point!
Post # 10
I think stargurl’s straps look lovely with her gown. BUt with your gown and how detailed it is I would not add straps. A seamstress can alter it correctly. You’re wearing a long line bra right? That helps limit the sliding down factor. Plus you can upgrade a cup to fill out the chest if you want.
Post # 11
Its beatiful the way it is.
Post # 12
I love it the way it is!!
Post # 13
I saw a thread a while back about how someone’s seamstress added a wide elastic band around the inside of the top of her strapless wedding gown, and it did a lot to help anchor things in place and made her feel much more secure about the gown. Maybe ask your seamstress about that when you see her?
Post # 14
I think your dress is very pretty on its own. That said, if you would feel more comfortable with straps, it’s definitely possible with your dress. I added cap sleeves to my strapless dress (in the same exact fabric as the dress) and was very happy with how it turned out. That said, I’m also a bit on the “busty” side so it might look different on you if you were to do something similar. 🙂 Here is a picture to give you an idea of how it looked on the big day for me:
You can kind of see the back in this one (sorry it’s so blurry..I don’t have any professional ones of the back quite yet :P):
Post # 15
i think straps might take the look from your dress, its beautiful as it is. But do what makes you comfortable, maybe get the seamstress to pin straps on to let you see? Personally i wouldn’t alter it…
Post # 16
Me personally, I like a sweetheart. I’d do that before straps