(Closed) Straps or no straps for wedding gown? Any help is appreciated (See Pics)

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Is your seamstress a professional? Those are crazy unflattering! They could have been done so much better than that! Sorry to be blunt, but it looks way better without them. The shape, width and where she placed them and the way they “lay” on yor shoulders.. all looks.. off?

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I don’t love the straps, tbh. And I think your seamstress needs to take the waist in a little.  I agree that it looks a bit flat in the front. Have you tried it with a sash/belt? 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I agree about the waist too, you should realy go to another seamstress though.. I would not trust this one.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

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bibilicious :  I agree. The straps are sewn in in the wrong place, but they are also not very nice looking straps (sorry OP!). 

OP, have you considered taking it to another professional seamstress? Your seamstress should know exactly what nips/tucks the dress needs to look the most flattering on you. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

agree with pp. I would go strapless. I would also try and find anothe seamstress and have the waist taken in to flatter your nice figure, and look into a thin belt.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

😔 Sorry but this does not look like a professional job. Definitely find a different seamstress if possible. Your dress is beautiful but the slight modifications don’t do your figure justice and the straps are not working at all.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

OP I missed the part in your first post where you asked about lowering the sweetheart. I definitely think you should do it as your dress sits up a bit high on you.  BUT, I would not get into that type of alteration unless you really trust the work of your seamstress, and based on what she’s done with the straps, I think you need to look elsewhere. 

I suggest you look for a reputable bridal seamstress who has lots of excellent reviews.  When I took my ballgown to my seamstress, I knew there was something not quite right about it but could not put my finger on it.  Well, since she was a professional, SHE pointed out all of the places that she needed to adjust to make it fit my body better.  I really think you could find someone who will help you make this dress look amazing on you 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee

YOU are a very beautiful woman with or without the straps, but they do “ruin” the over all look of dress, yes. I think you are doing the right thing by turning to someone else. 

Good look, and promise to post a picture of the end result! 🙂 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Firstly, the bust of your dress needs to be pulled down. It’s sitting up way too high, and looks unflattering and is ruining the silhouette of your gown.

I think, because of the shape of the bust, adding straps to the top won’t look like it was meant to be. I think you should add arm band straps like these:

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