A little background first, I bought a strapless dress and I love it, however when it came in for pickup in "my size", it was clear that I was going to have issues in my bust. They even ordered me a size up to help accommodate that area. During my alterations appt, my seamstress said the dress was built for a B cup, where as my girls are DD. Unfortunately she couldn't give me many options to help support them besides taking in the front and sides, adding cups, and adding detachable straps, which I didn't want at first.. Although I think we have it tight enough now where I can get away with going strapless, as I started doing physical activity like moving around, bending over, picking up my toddler, etc, my dress sags again and makes my midsection look frumpy, not to mention it gets a little revealing. So I caved and agreed to the detachable straps. Shockinlgy, they look beautiful, but I feel like strapless for my beach wedding gives me a sexier look. So I was thinking strapless for the ceremony and pics, then adding the straps for the reception? So here's my dilemma... I'm getting back reactions from my friends and family who actually PREFERS the straps for the whole day. So now I'm just confused.. What do you all think? I attached pics of with and without. Unfortunately I didn't take any pics before we added the straps, so the pic I'm posting is an edit of my strapped being blurred out. Hopefully you get the visual!Thank you all! **Sorry for long post**Btw, my dress is bustled in these pics.. Strapless...Or with straps? Can see back in rear mirror
It's beautiful either way but I am on team straps. I think that if there is a chance of you having to readjust yourself during your wedding ceremony, it may make sense to just do the straps the whole time. The last thing you want is for your dress to ride down while you walk down the aisle or are standing at the altar!
Plus, having to bustle and attach straps before your reception is added stress
The straps will be added using hook and eyes. Should be fairly quick to attach. We also have a 40 minute car ride to our reception location. Without a doubt they'll be used for dancing lol. I think I'd be okay to walk down the aisle, but for pictures I will def be pulling up in between shots unless the double sided fashion tape helps. FH says if there's any chance at all of my boob peeking out in front of his grandmom, he wants the straps hahaha. I'm mainly curious as to what everyone thinks visually looks better. I can attach more pics as well if anyone want to see other angles! But so far, thank you ladies. I'm putting everyones opinions in consideration!
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I had 2 options. The first I tried was a thin spaghetti strap with a little beading, but it looked so awkward. Then she showed me these. I was turned off right away with how thick they are, but once I tried them, I thought the material matched perfectly with the dress. She considered them as cap sleeves. Normally I wouldn't be a fan, but it was the best we could do.. At that time, I was banking on them being just for the reception. Lol I'm still so undecided! With and without are such different looks. I feel sexy and sleek without, but then everyone close to me thinks the straps are classy and elegant. I lean towards the sexy side because I had a daughter almost 2 years ago and I'm proud of my body, but then I hear I'm a mom, I should cover up and look more conservative. So hard to choose
Do not choose the straps just because people say you are a mom and should dress conservative. This is your wedding day and if sexy is the how you want to feel that day then only wear the straps when you feel it is necessary. You should be very proud of your body, you look amazing. I've never had kids and don't look that good so you should definitely be proud! lol The straps do look beautiful but don't let anyone dictate how you feel that day. Your dress is still elegant strapless. I say go strapless until it bothers you then add your straps.
My cousin had the reverse problem. she didn't like her arms so she had detachable off the shoulder straps made. I thought it looked nicer on her strapless plus thought they might bother her dancing but she didn't feel comfortable. She wore them for the ceremony. A quarter of the way through the reception she got tired of them and took them off. I had to stop myself from going I told you so. She stopped being self conscience and just enjoyed herself.