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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@futuremrsk18:  Hahahah oh my those dresses….

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@Kat_Kit2000:  Haha, hopefully not much longer 🙂 your reply reminded me of a funny thing- a new Forever Bride is being opened in a mall about 5 minutes away from my house and it looks like it won’t be finished until after my wedding. It’s all just timing I guess 🙂

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Kat_Kit2000:  LOL oh my.. those sleeves!  those puffy overwhelming sleeves!  the dress wears HER, not the other way around! lol

I do feel like I’m seeing more and more dresses with sleeves and that there is a trend going away from the strapless and more towards sleeves/straps with beading, lace, embroidery, etc.  Like the lace dresses with the kehole backs, cap sleeves, etc.  My friend just bought a dress with beaded straps. 

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@jpalm13:  Here is the link to it:  http://img2.etsystatic.com/006/0/6713286/il_570xN.358256878_esxt.jpg maybe that will work better?

Post # 36
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Like PPs said, it’s because the designers can make the dresses for cheaper.  I also think strapless dresses are a little more “princessy”.


I’m surprised some people think halters are 90s.  Many 40s/50s style dresses are halters, and those fashions have never really gone “out”, as opposed to 80s/90s dresses which make us cringe now.

I”m with you, OP, in not being a fan of the strapless style.  On some ladies, the style is beautiful and flattering.  For the majority of women, though, it does them no favors.  I was hoping Kate Middleton’s dress would spark a sleeves/non-strapless trend, but alas it did not.   


Post # 37
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it’s because strapless in general tends to be more formal.  I wear strapless evening dresses to military balls.  I also find it more flattering than something with sleeves I’d have to put a cover over anyway, then it juts gets bulky.

Regarding the Utah thing though – I find it strange that modest involves sleeves.  You can totally have a modest strapless dress.  Strapless does not = cleavage hanging out!


Post # 38
11226 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I fully believe that strapless dresses are flattering on everyone, you just have to find the right one. That said, I think straight across tops are incredibly unflattering (and reminiscent of tube tops).

I hate halter dresses. They look so dated, they’re not flattering, and I’m honestly surprised that they even carry them anymore (there was another bride at the salon at the same time I was, and she chose a halter dress out of all of the dresses they had there). Spaghetti straps are neither flattering nor functional, especially not on someone who’s trying to tone down their shoulders or hold up some girls. The v-neck j.crew dress that 

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@sienna76 posted is gorgeous (and universally flattering). One of my BMs is a bigger girl who doesn’t like strapless anything, and I found her a dress with a top like that.

Sleeves can look nice if they’re done right, OR you have the option of buying a strapless and then getting a bolero or a pullover top to put over it. I can see the Bee’s face who has what I’m talking about–it’s a lace, off-shoulder top with half sleeves, and it looked amazing. I believe she wore it over a strapless taffeta dress? GroovyHippieChick is wearing a bolero with her dress, and it looks great.

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