(Closed) The strapless fad

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 61
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ cakegal – I think I’m actually paraphrasing what my consultant said. It may not have been that straps shorten the look of the body, but rather, that it’s harder to get straps to fit properly on a shorter body. I can’t remember exactly what she said! Tongue out

Post # 62
7767 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

“Sleevelessness,” as Jimmy Fallon put it, is not for everyone.  I wanted to find something different, and ended up coming across a dress with a halter.  It is a sweetheart neckline underneath, and a halter folds over the top of that and ties behind my neck.

I did not want my bridemaids in the typical sleeveless dress, so I found something more classic with capped sleeves.  I don’t think many people like their arms, unless they are in amazingly great shape.

For my sisters wedding, she had strapless bridesmaid dresses, but they came with optional straps.  One bridemaid had a bust too large for the straplessness, so she used the optional straps for reinforcement.  Another girl has too small of a bust to hold the dress up, so she crisscrossed the straps in the back to hold up her dress.  For me, the strapless dress was great.  It all depends on your preference and body type, but there are a zillion options out there, so don’t feel you have to do any single thing!

Post # 63
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Strapless is by no means a fad. To be honest even my bridesmaid dresses (sweetheart/a-line) come with straps to add in through the night if they choose to. Jasmine has a lot of options.

Post # 64
876 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve never worn a strapless dress before – it’s just not me.  Before I started trying on dresses and was just browsing online, I fell in love with cap sleeves.  The stores I went to during my first shopping trip didn’t carry too many styles with cap sleeves, so what the sales associates did was take the sleeves off the original dress and place them on my shoulders with another dress I tried on just to see how they looked.  I felt way more comfortable with the cap sleeves, so if I do end up getting a strapless dress, I may have to get some custom made…

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