(Closed) Tube top wedding gowns? (A question)

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I think strapless gowns are so popular now because it’s much easier to add straps or sleeves than to modify a gown to remove them.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I read something that strapless dresses are cheaper and easier to make/alter because sleeves make the whole pattern more complex. So basically they can still sell you a dress for $$$ but make it cheaper. It also said that salons can squeeze brides into the strapless samples better, and therefore sell more dresses, which drives the demand up.

There is also a desire for a lot of brides to show more skin too these days, so that helps this “trend” stick around.

Who knows though. All I know is they aren’t going anywhere. There are a few more non-strapless options than a few years ago, but they are still few and far between.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i can’t stand strapless. i won’t wear anything strapless, certainly not my wedding gown. i was trying on all lace gowns at my appointment that i had pulled off the rack. every single one had sleeves or some sort of top (halter, vee neck) at the very least. then they pulled a few more they thought i might like. including a strapless. that one got thrown out real quick.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@sienna76:  I love that neckline!! I chose a V neckline for my wedding dress, and I absolutely love it.

I will say, it was definitely a lot harder to find a dress that wasn’t strapless—my fiance doesn’t like strapless for some reason (usually I wear it even if he doesn’t like it, but since it is our wedding, I want him to like it). I was really wondering the same thing.

When I went to a dress shop to try things on, almost every dress was strapless. I told the girl who was helping me that I didn’t want strapless, and she said spaghetti straps came with most of the dresses. I don’t think spaghetti straps automatically make it better…the dress is still designed to be strapless!

So frustrating. And I do think strapless gowns are beautiful, but why is that the predominant choice these days? I am with you OP…

 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My dress is an Allure, and came with illusion lace straps.  I actually removed them to reveal the strapless sweetheart and deep V-back.

But I like my shoulders and collarbones:  strapless suits me best. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Thank you for this thread! I just started dress shopping and EVERYTHING seems to be strapless. It drives me nuts. and not to be offensive, but I only think 5% of people who wear a strapless dress actually look good in it. Most people are falling out, or it sits too low, etc. 

 

Edit: the consultant I was dealing with at the dress shop I tried dresses on said basically any strapless dress can have straps added- either through the factory or by a seamstres, so that gives me a little hope in terms of dresses.

Also, I’ve noticed that lace sleeves with a keyhole back have become really popular lately! 

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, what happened was that the world saw dresses like these from the 80s:

And they tried to fix their mistake by chopping off those things they tried to pass off as sleeves….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOL jk

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@Mrs.C.to.bee:  I also think of the 90s when I think of halters or spaghetti straps.

I suppose strapless is just a trend like many other things with wedding dresses.  But I have been seeing more lace sleeves lately, like a previous poster stated.  I think it could be in part due to Kate’s dress at the royal wedding last year.  I’ve seen a lot of replicas since then.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@futuremrsk18:  I can’t see the last one and I want to Frown

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@Kat_Kit2000:  The first one is a Princess Diana dress

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Kat_Kit2000:  I know, right?? If it wasn’t made to have straps originally, why would I want some little makeshift spaghetti straps? No offense to anyone who has done this, I am sure there is a way to pull it off, but it is NOT what I want! Definitely all for the dress being designed to have sleeves if thats what I want, and glad you agree!

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