Post # 1
I originally wanted to get rid of the sleeves but I kind of like how the dress looks in the back with sleeves. Also a little concerned the dress will not hold up with the back so low. Ive talked to two seamstresses who specializes in weddings that said we can take out the sleeves, one seamstress who doesnt specialize in wedding dresses said the dress wont hold. So 3 seamstresses total. Two said its possible, one said not possible. dont have any good pics of me in the dress.
Post # 2
I think the sleeves add an extra special touch to an already lovely dress!
Post # 3
The straps (sleeves) are beautiful!
Also if 1 out of 2 ppl say the dress won’t hold, that’s probably enough for me to say it’s not a good idea to try.
Post # 4
sorry I meant 3 seamstresses total
Post # 5
The straps look like an overlay and not integral to the structure to the dress, but I guess that depends on how much boning and structure is in the bodice. It looks like quite a bit from the one picture, or at the very least could be added. The ones specializing in wedding dresses are probably correct in that.
On the other hand, removing that pretty much just makes that your average sweetheart strapless mermaid dress – there’s hundreds of them out there. So I’d either go with this dress as is or just find yourself one of the hundreds of sweetheart mermaids out there that are already designed to be strapless and not take the chance that you’re causing yourself more hassle and potential wardrobe malfunction.
Post # 6
I already have the dress for more than a year from a sample sale for $500. I couldn’t decide if I wanted the sleeves or not.
Post # 7
I’d keep the straps unless they actually don’t suit you
Post # 8
Keep them!! They look great!
Post # 9
I normally am not a fan of sleeves, but they look great with this dress. Keep them for sure!
Post # 10
Keep them, it looks much nicer with.
Post # 11
I love the sleeves, I think it adds some balance to the dress.
Post # 12
It hasn’t got sleeves. It’s actually even described as sleeveless. Do you mean the straps ? If so, I’d leave them as it , it makes for a nice little difference.