(Closed) Straps or No Straps???

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4429 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@LolaR13:  i love a strapless gown ; ) By The Way your dress is beautiful!

Post # 4
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Strapless dresses are typically made with boning that sits on your hips, and makes sure the top of the dress stays where it is supposed to be.  So if the only reason to get straps is to keep from having to tug, straps aren’t necessary.

Post # 7
985 posts
Busy bee

Gorgeous dress! I think if you think you’ll be hitching it up all the time you should definitely add straps. I don’t have any pics for you though, sorry!

Post # 8
6 posts
  • Wedding: February 2015

I love strapless gown~

Post # 10
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

no straps … it would take away from the dress

Post # 11
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@2dBride:  She could still end up tugging even if the dress isn’t going anywhere. It’s a psychological thing. If you ask a wedding photographer, they’ll say that lots of brides do it (possibly some without realising it).

The problem with adding straps though is that they can look like they’ve been added, and that can look like of sucky. So I think it’s best to use a fabric or design, as best as you can, that looks like the rest of the dress. As you have no lace or tulle in your dress, I wouldn’t go with straps from those two fabrics. The same fabric as the dress would be good. 

Alternatively, how about going with sheer feature sleeves that match the gold embroidery? Something like this, but in the gold pattern:

Alternatively, you could make the straps go with the dress by having beaded straps, and continuing the beading across the neckline of the dress, like this, except not sweetheart:

Post # 12
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I vote to try them!  A seamstress will lay some fabric aover your shoulder and you can see if you like the way it looks – can’t hurt to ask.  I added straps just because I was to self conscious without them.  I don’t really like the way strapless looks or feels on me, so here’s my pics:

Before any alterations: 


And after:

Post # 13
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I like the strapless! Maybe post a pic of you in it- would be easier to give advice:)

Post # 14
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I like the strapless! Maybe post a pic of you in it- would be easier to give advice:)

Post # 15
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I say no straps as well!

Post # 16
3339 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@2dBride:  +1

@LolaR13:  I’d only add straps if you’ve tried it on and feel uncomfortable and actually want the straps because you feel you need the added support.  Otherwise, leave it alone; it’s gorgeous!  🙂

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