Post # 1
This is NOT a case of dress regret. I love my dress. I’m considering this for 2 reasons:
1. I never wear strapless anything. I wonder if I’ll be uncomfortable in it despite even the best alterations. Too tight in order to stay up? Nip slip if it’s not super-tight?
2. I really liked the straps on this other dress that I didn’t buy. I just thought it was neat how they went in a V at the back and I thought if I did straps it would be a different look.
Here is my dress that I bought and love as it is:
I was thinking about getting more of the bead style shown at the waist on my dress – or at least somesthing as close as possible- and doing straps (not the big old embellishments across the bust) as shown on this dress.
It would add some extra bling too, which wouldn’t be a bad thing :o) If I can get beading to match, should I go for it? It wouldn’t be as high-contrast as the beading on my example dress, I think it would blend in with the style of the waistband.
What do you guys think?
Post # 3
I think it’s boring that EVERYONE has a strapless dress. I think the straps add uniqueness and they’re beautiful, go for it!
Post # 4
I’m usually a fan of straps, but not with this dress. I’d leave it as is 🙂
Post # 5
I think those straps would look really lovely with that dress, especially since it already has that beaded embellishment at the waist. I was very glad for the sleeves on my dress.
It is a beautiful dress and looks great without, but I think you have the shoulders to carry off a nice strap like that.
Who knows maybe your seamstress can make the straps removeable??? Then you could go without for the ceremony and use thme for the reception.
Post # 6
I might add straps, but not necessarily blingy ones, just plain ones. I like for the bling to stand out on the waist alone. I love your dress! My sister tried it on and it’s stunning! So sophisticated 🙂
Post # 7
@Cupcake2012: Thank you! What would you do for plain straps? All the rest of the dress is tulle and I don’t want to bring in another fabric because I’m afraid it will really look like the straps were added and they don’t belong. I just want something narrow, no cap sleeve or off-the-shoulder tulle things going on.
My first thought was the bling of course, because most of the drama in this dress is in the skirt and I thought it would make the top a little more interesting.
Post # 8
If you do straps I would definately go with the blingy straps. I would try to keep the width the same or smaller then the bling around the waste.
Post # 9
I much prefer it without straps.
Post # 10
I think straps similar to that would be beautiful on that dress!!
Post # 11
I think straps that match the embelleshment that is already on the waist of your dress would look great!
Post # 12
I say leave the dress alone…it is so elegant and perfect as it is. Straps will detract from your gown, plain or blingy. Good luck!
Post # 13
I really like your dress without any straps! It looks perfect as is on you. Hope you figure it out!
Post # 14
I think straps that matched the blingy waist would be gorgeous! But that dress looks amazing on you either way!
Post # 15
Thank you all for your responses! I called David’s Bridal, and – surprise! – they don’t sell the trim by the yard. It’s really important to me that if I do this that I find something as similar as possible to do the straps. So I’m on the lookout now. If I can’t find something that matches closesly enough then it’s strapless all the way! If I find some trim that will work, I’ll drape some over my shoulders, post more pics, and you guys can vote again :o)
Post # 16
Hmm… anytime I tried on dresses with spaghetti straps, I felt like they were there more for looks than support, or keeping the dress up. I guess it’s a bit of an insurance policy, but if that’s why you want them, then I’d say no.
But, if you just love the aeshetic, they’re definitely pretty!