(Closed) Straps or no straps? HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I keep the straps?
    Yes : (94 votes)
    72 %
    No : (37 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    3552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I too am a large chested woman and I tend to go for straps in my dresses. I’ve always found that scoop necks look awful on me as they make my chest look even bigger and give off that matronly vibe, but V-necks rock. If there is any way you could alter the scoop into a v-neck I think it would look awesome, but if you can’t I would definitely get rid of the straps.

    Post # 4
    1186 posts
    Bumble bee

    @capitalbee:  How about keep the straps, and add a belt to help with the shape? I am afraid with your endowment, that you’ll be pulling on your dress all night even with it being properly fitted.

    P.S. You have a fantastic figure.

    Post # 6
    3026 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    Big busted myself and I’d probably NOT do straps and go for sexy– even if it meant a little “risk”– rather than matronly.

    Post # 8
    1186 posts
    Bumble bee

    @capitalbee:  you’re right, a belt wouldn’t work with the lace now that I stared at the pattern. The strapless version would look great. What jewelry are you going to wear with your dress?

    Post # 9
    709 posts
    Busy bee

    @capitalbee:  I’d go for whichever style allows you to feel your best and lets you move around as freely as you want and dance as crazy as you want. I think with a good seamstress you can make the without-straps style work… but i think the dress looks also nice with the straps on (i voted keep the straps)

    Post # 10
    2858 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @capitalbee:  With the dress silhouette and neckline you have, I say keep the straps. 

    If the dress were fuller at the skirt and more of a sweetheart neckline I think you could get away with removing the straps.

    As the dress is I think you need the straps to balance out your figure. Without the straps you look top heavy – particularly because the neckline of the dress then looks splayed out, like it’s pointing at your shoulders. So the lack of straps just draws attention to your shoulders and boobs. With the straps, the focus narrows to the centre part of your chest, and your face, which is what you want.

    I do think you could make it into a slight sweetheart though. Not by much – maybe just by lowering the centre point of the neckline by half-an-inch to an inch, to create the pointy bit of the sweetheart.

    Post # 14
    1186 posts
    Bumble bee

    @capitalbee:  What kind of look are you going for, with your makeup and hair? Hair up or hair down? Classic sexy screen siren, or more of a dewy, makeup-but-no-makeup look? This might help us form our opinion about the straps. 

    From what I’m getting, I think you are looking for some glam? Are you a pearl girl, or like some bling?

    (not to threadjack your thread about the straps, but you asked 😉 )

    I can answer my opinion about shoes without the above: I am a fan of the classic peep-toe pump, I think something like these would look amazing with your lace dress.


    Post # 15
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think the dress is much more flattering, and better fitted, with the straps.

    Post # 16
    11105 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @capitalbee: I voted the straps. A pair of dangly statement earrings would go great.

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