Strapless dresses?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I think it’s less about being strapless and more about the actual shape of the neckline. Different body types look best in certain necklines. My shoulders are broad but my ladies are perky and I found that I looked  better in strapless dresses with plunging necklines as opposed to straight across or overly round sweetheart necklines. 

Do you have any pictures of you in the dress? You could also post the cap sleeves incase that would change anyone’s opinion. 

I do think strapless dresses had their moment for the last 10 or so years and have noticed that they are slightly on the out. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

strapless is definately popular BUT it is also a classic style as wedding dresses have been strapless since at least the 50s etc.  I didn’t think I could pull off a strapless dress because I have large boobs (34ddd) but it ended up being the most flattering style on me. If you like the idea of having some sort of straps, consider adding off-shoulder sleeves its the best of both worlds.   

Ultimately, go with what is best flattering on you and what makes you feel like a bride when you wear it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

                                                                                                                                                           

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AnonBee2019 :  Your dress is very pretty and it looks pretty on you.  I take back my recommendation for off-shoulder sleeves as I don’t think it will add anything to your dress it is good as is.  I would say try other necklines and dresses with sleeves so you can see how they look on you sometimes what we think we want doesn’t work with our body and what we don’t want ends up being the best fit.  I really wanted a sheath lace dress with sleeves-  omg I looked like someones granny! but the mermaid strapless style was perfect on me.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

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AnonBee2019 :  I think that dress is absolutely gorgeous, I really love it! As for straps/sleeves that’s be totally personal preference. I don’t think strapless is trendy as strapless dresses have been around forever. What I’d consider in my decision is if you’ll be comfortable in strapless for the whole day and night, moving, dancing, etc. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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AnonBee2019 :  Would you be open to adding thin straps? Maybe something plain and minimal so as to not drastically change the look of your dress, or something delicate and lacey to match the detail in your dress? I thought I wanted a strapless mermaid until I tried on this beauty! 

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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

You can totally do off the shoulder sleeves! You would need either a thin elastic band underneath the “sleeve” to grip your arm when you life them up, or fabric that hugs your arms loosely, like so:


https://www.etsy.com/listing/212929609/detachable-straps-ruched-soft-english?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_b-weddings-accessories-other&utm_custom1=907de4e6-4ac8-4d9f-a095-a166324cdb7a&gclid=Cj0KCQjwqsHWBRDsARIsALPWMEPJFqUEALyaeu4I9UnXy3USXIz3IChNFEaWOXH4Nu_5kwnxlNUUGVIaAm3YEALw_wcB

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

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smalltownbigworld :  I agree I think strapless is a little off trend right now. Still a big fan tho!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I’m in the same position. The one thing I did not want was a strapless dress and yet I ended up, in my final choice, choosing one over a very similar-looking off the shoulder dress. I’m leaning more towards adding the off the shoulder straps personally, but I think what you should do (and what I plan on doing too) is waiting until the dress comes in and then having the seamstress pin the sleeves on so you can see what it will look like. You may decide that the adding the sleeves only adds to everything you already love about the dress, or you may decide that it detracts from the overall look. But I think you’ll only be able to make that decision when you’re at your fitting. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I think it is all about the fit of the dress.  That is so much more important than the sleeve issue.  The dress looks beautiful on you!!!  The skirt is so beautiful – if you do decide to do the sleeves – make sure they do not take away from that stunning skirt!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I was absolutely determined to avoid anything “booby”. I bought Decklyn by Hayley Paige. It’s super low cut. Probably lower than anything I have ever worn!! I’ve come to the conclusion that you love what you love when it comes to wedding dresses. Your dress is awesome. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

It looks so pretty on you as it is! If you want sleeves, add them, but don’t worry about the dress…its perfect!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I love your dress as is – you look so pretty!!!

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