to not understand why strapless wedding dresses are so popular?

(163 Posts)
Floogel Fri 11-Jan-13 11:28:45

I just think that on lots of people they are not the most flattering style. Yes they do look great on some people, but I don't get why 99% of the styles are strapless?

flowery Fri 11-Jan-13 11:30:00

YANBU. For a large proportion of people they are not the most flattering style, but I guess it's the fashion. Has been for a long time though hasn't it?

Doyouhearthepeoplesing Fri 11-Jan-13 11:30:35

Because then you have the option of adding sleeves or not.

I hate strapless but have bought a strapless and having it altered as no other dress did.

SaraBellumHertz Fri 11-Jan-13 11:32:13

Bit like leggings really...

Nancy66 Fri 11-Jan-13 11:34:28

I agree. They only suit very slim, small-busted brides.

Another thing that wearers don't allow for is that, on the day, they will be very nervous and that may lead to a flushed chest.

specialsubject Fri 11-Jan-13 11:35:22

strapless needs slim toned arms and shoulders.

I did go to a wedding where the bride was slim and toned with small boobs (and 25), and looked lovely in her strapless dress. I have also seen some SHOCKING photos of strapless dress brides, who badly needed someone to say before hand 'let's be honest love, you are too fat for that'.

TheBrideofMucky Fri 11-Jan-13 11:39:19

I'm having a strapless one you horrible lot! But I'm young and have toned arms and am getting married in the middle of the summer, am I allowed? grin

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 11-Jan-13 11:40:29

YANBU.

samandi Fri 11-Jan-13 11:41:02

YANBU. I don't get the strapless thing full stop really. The rare times I've worn strapless dresses I've been worried about them falling down and constantly having to hitch them up. They can look nice, but then again you can look half naked wearing them. Personally my favourites are dresses with high necks, Oriental style.

Floogel Fri 11-Jan-13 11:41:20

TheBrideofMucky sure you will look great! They look ace on some people. Just not on everyone. And everyone seems to go for them!

HazleNutt Fri 11-Jan-13 11:42:54

YANBU. They're like leggings and skinny jeans - great on a very small number of people actually wearing them and horrible on rest.

WorraLiberty Fri 11-Jan-13 11:43:39

YANBU and even on the slim and toned, the back can be so tight it makes the skin look pinched.

TheBrideofMucky Fri 11-Jan-13 11:43:45

My father is a wedding photographer and he says the same. I think I will have to get his official approval before I'm allowed down the aisle in it. grin

AllBellyandBoobs Fri 11-Jan-13 11:43:47

I wore a strapless dress despite having huge boobs. Before going shopping my only stipulation was that the dress mustn't be strapless but it turned out to be the one that suited me most and actually minimized by bust. In fact, I even went braless on the day as the dress was structured enough to support me without giving my boobs the extra oomph that wearing a bra did.

Without any bias, I obviously looked lovely smile.

Floogel Fri 11-Jan-13 11:44:43

I prefer something like this myself:

www.phase-eight.co.uk/fcp/product/phase-eight/Wedding-Dresses/Maria-Wedding-Dress/201648106

Think it is really classy grin

Icelollycraving Fri 11-Jan-13 11:44:49

Bollocks,I looked bloody fantastic. I am not slim by any stretch of the imagination.

TheBrideofMucky Fri 11-Jan-13 11:45:27

*Not about me looking great btw (although thanks for being kind!) just that everybody seems to go for them whether they suit them or not.

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 11-Jan-13 11:48:15

That one is stunning Floogel.

SaraBellumHertz Fri 11-Jan-13 11:48:30

thebride they can look lovely.

I wore strapless - I was a 25 year old toned size 8 with great boobs grin

Doyouhearthepeoplesing Fri 11-Jan-13 11:49:51

floogel that's how I'm having my dress altered to be like. I need the structured corset of a strapless due to back problems and an hour glass shape, but want the lace to cover the bust area and give a bit of modesty, by buying strapless I've got the flexibility to choose how the dress looks.

It won't be strapless on the day [gron]

Crinkle77 Fri 11-Jan-13 11:49:54

I prefer something with sleeves as I think they are far more demure for a wedding

Doyouhearthepeoplesing Fri 11-Jan-13 11:50:24

grin even!!

Floogel Fri 11-Jan-13 11:51:50

I love sleeves! but hard to find many w. dresses with sleeves.

Doyouhearthepeoplesing Fri 11-Jan-13 11:52:50
TheCraicDealer Fri 11-Jan-13 11:52:57

It's like how in the 1990's the fashion was for meringues with fake floral head-dresses, the 80's were massive bows and mutton sleeves....the 2000's have strapless dresses, often accessorised with back fat. They'll date massively. Unfortunately lace detailing (which I love) will probably be the next mass "style" due to K-Middy's dress.

But you know, it's the bride's day and so long as she feels fabulous and we keep our judging to ourselves everyone's happy!

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