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to think strapless wedding dresses aren't very flattering.

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meyesmyeyes Thu 18-Jun-15 16:51:50

They look so unflattering on most people, especially if the top bit is too tight, resulting in any back and side fat 'spilling' up and over the sides of the dress.
You see Brides spending the whole day hoicking the dress up every five minutes - not a good look on your wedding day surely.

Anybody else think that the more traditional dresses look better?

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Thu 18-Jun-15 16:53:12

I had one, and I looked stunning. smile

motherofmonster Thu 18-Jun-15 16:54:12

depends on the person.. i looked fecking unbelievably stunning in mine grin

WorraLiberty Thu 18-Jun-15 16:54:31

It depends on the individual dress and the figure of the person wearing it really.

On the whole though, they do tend to be a bit unforgiving regarding back fat overspill.

Tizwailor Thu 18-Jun-15 16:54:47

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crumblybiscuits Thu 18-Jun-15 16:54:59

I don't see why people care so much. I won't wear strapless as I have big boobs but if the bride is happy in it, why does it affect you?

LashesandLipstick Thu 18-Jun-15 16:55:06

I don't like "wedding dresses" at all really...occasionally there's a nice one but I feel a lot look the same and are really boring!

Each to their own

TriJo Thu 18-Jun-15 16:56:56

I wore a halterneck dress. Meant I wasn't pulling my dress up every 5 minutes and there was no backfat. I was pretty happy with it!

Denimwithdenim00 Thu 18-Jun-15 16:58:55

No it's the fit not the style.

Mind you back fat isn't attractive.

FluffyMcnuffy Thu 18-Jun-15 16:59:31

You don't get back fat overspill if the dress is fitted properly.

I wore strapless as I looked like a fat little doily in anything else, given that I'm short with enormous knockers. I needed a corseted dress so I didn't look 10 times fatter than I actually am. It looked fine.

FluffyMcnuffy Thu 18-Jun-15 17:00:36

Also I never once had to hoik my dress up, if it's fitted properly your waist and hips should be taking the weight of the dress so it won't fall down.

flora717 Thu 18-Jun-15 17:01:39

I don't like them. It's not a great look. But fashion will claim it's victims. wink

PurpleSwift Thu 18-Jun-15 17:02:48

I had one and didn't need it to be hoiked up at all. If someone does they either bought a dress that doesn't fit them or it's been laced up poorly.

tedmundo Thu 18-Jun-15 17:03:14

I looked sensational in mine! I am a teeny 5 footer, not a back flap in sight!

(Many many years ago......!!!)

viva100 Thu 18-Jun-15 17:04:06

YABU They can be very flattering on some women. But you need relatively toned arms, nice shoulders, the right shape and, very importantly, for the dress to fit well.

Having had to shop for wedding dresses relatively recently I was shocked by how many of them were strapless. If you wanted more options you had to increase your budget quite a bit (at least that was my experience)

morelikeguidelines Thu 18-Jun-15 17:04:16

They don't really suit me (strapless dresses) generally as I have small books. Only time one looked good on me was when I was bf ing - baby was 7 months and not with me at the time so I wasn't trying to bf in the dress!

BoyScout Thu 18-Jun-15 17:04:48

I don't like them for all the reasons you state but even on people with the 'right' figures for them, I don't like it. It's too much flesh.

And now, so samey. I can't remember the last wedding I went to that wasn't a strapless gown. Yawn!

morelikeguidelines Thu 18-Jun-15 17:05:20

Boobs not books! The dresses come down is what I mean.

mrschatty Thu 18-Jun-15 17:07:42

Yabu I looked gorgeous in mine! Slim size 8-19 with lovely shapely boobies...I suppose it depends on the lady!

revealall Thu 18-Jun-15 17:08:55

Mostly dislike that it's so over used. I have noticed that many brides chose the most unsuitable dress they can. It's like the one time we totally forget to dress to body shape and go for whatever is supposed to be in style at the moment or the dress they've always dreamt of ( from 20 years ago when they were a stone or two lighter).
I saw a shocker last week and I did a cats bum face before I realised everyone saw me as I drive past. I felt very bad. Sorry bride I hope you had a lovely day despite the rude lady blush

MaxPepsi Thu 18-Jun-15 17:11:26

I had a strapless dress.

It was fucking awful, it was supposedly made to measure - it wasn't. Far to big and the alterations witch lady was fucking useless.

It was to late to arrange another dress so I was stuck wearing the god awful monstrosity.

Having said that, it was only me and my mum & dad who thought it looked bad we have very exacting standards about clothes and they were in the business before retireing everyone else thought I looked bloody stunning.

wonkylegs Thu 18-Jun-15 17:12:23

Like all clothes, they are fine if they fit properly and suit the shape of the wearer. I looked fab in mine (have great shoulders, no back fat and no hoicking required). For me a strapless princess dress accentuated my good points - fab collarbones and teeny tiny waist and hid my fat bottom and disastrous legs so I looked amazing... Wish I could get away with that look more often.
My sister is the same size as me but a different shape and looks crap in my dress.

TheEmpressofBlandings Thu 18-Jun-15 17:12:29

I'm not a fan, so I didn't wear one. Simple! wink

It is quite a hard style to wear I think, it doesn't suit many people. I was staggered by how many dresses were strapless when I was looking, but that was many years ago.

SantanaLopez Thu 18-Jun-15 17:14:34


I think Kate Middleton has sparked a new lacy sleeves trend, but it used to be really hard to find a wedding dress that wasn't strapless. I get acne on my chest and shoulders, so I wanted them covered, but it took a lot of looking!

theDudesmummy Thu 18-Jun-15 17:17:22

I had one for my first wedding and I looked gorgeous. I was however 24 and weighed practically nothing, with a great figure and not an ounce of fat. Also the dress was custom made for me by a friend, who took a boned strapless top that really fitted me perefctly, deconstructed it and desighed the dress around the pieces of the top.

I would not wear a strapless dress now for anything!

So the answer depends!

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