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Would you chop this off? Quick question.

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Laiste Thu 16-Feb-17 07:47:44

Look at the back view. The little black strip of fabric across your back thing.

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_007020861294_-1

I bought this yesterday. I was going to cut the strip off, but online the model is wearing it with it on. So is it a fashion statement or a thing to keep it on the hanger? confused

To chop off or not to chop off?

p.s: if anyone remembers - this is my final decision on what to wear this wkend. With black skinnies and v.high black courts. Old thread here: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/2838914-OH-gawd-Big-night-out-with-teens-20s-help

ChaChaChaCh4nges Thu 16-Feb-17 07:49:06

No. I presume it's needed to make the shoulders sit right. Plus, I like it.

dudsville Thu 16-Feb-17 07:49:46

I think it keeps the top sitting properly.

dudsville Thu 16-Feb-17 07:50:18

Cute top by the way. I used to have something similar for nights out.

notMarlene Thu 16-Feb-17 07:50:44

If you cut it off the top will slide off your shoulders every two seconds.

Okite Thu 16-Feb-17 07:50:57

Hmm, I wouldn't because the fabric looks very thin and slippery and I assume the shoulders would just slip down your arms.

SloanyAnne Thu 16-Feb-17 07:52:16

I reckon you'd be in danger of the whole thing falling off.
So depends on your attitude to risk and public nudity I suppose smile

AmethystMoon Thu 16-Feb-17 07:56:51

Do not chop! It's what keeps it on you rather than around your waist grin

burnishedsilver Thu 16-Feb-17 08:33:02

It's part of the top. Don't chop it off. It won't stay on your shoulders without it.

Laiste Thu 16-Feb-17 09:27:30

Ah, it's a unanimous don't chop.

BUT if it was just on looks - and i could keep the shoulders up with the little safety pin on inside on bra strap trick - would you still vote not to chop? Purely going on the look of it? Thanks.

<sorry>

sunshineglitterprincess Thu 16-Feb-17 09:30:17

Don't chop. Definitely don't chop

Laiste Thu 16-Feb-17 09:31:15

Oh and thank you dudsville. It was a last minute snatch on the way to the fitting room with other stuff - i almost didn't bother to try it on. The other bits looked awful and i was all disheartened and DD was getting fed up (3) but this looks gorgeous on and i LOVE it grin

I've worn quite a few bits of Star by JM in the past. I'd forgotten all about him.

AutumnalLeafs Thu 16-Feb-17 14:00:52

I wouldn't chop it off. If you did, you would need tit tape to get it to stick to your shoulders.

burnishedsilver Thu 16-Feb-17 16:34:35

Just on looks - I still wouldn't chop it. It's nice.

KnittingPearl Thu 16-Feb-17 16:46:36

I don't like it, so would chop it off then use tape or safety pins - or just sew on a thinner strip that is the thickness of the trim - the current strip is too thick, I think.

clairethewitch70 Thu 16-Feb-17 16:49:47

Don't chop off. I think it helps the top hold it's shape and it looks good too.

neveradullmoment99 Thu 16-Feb-17 16:56:09

The shoulders will fall down. You need to keep the band at the back. Chopping it off will not work.

YouWereRight Thu 16-Feb-17 17:02:09

I'd chop it, and then tit tape it to my shoulders.

taybert Thu 16-Feb-17 17:28:35

Don't chop, you'll be more comfortable knowing you aren't held together with safety pins and tit tape.

Ginkypig Thu 16-Feb-17 19:32:46

See I'd chop it and put a chain in its place so it's like a backlace instead of a necklace smile

Safety pins work just as well

OatcakeCravings Thu 16-Feb-17 19:39:06

Do not remove it or you will ruin the top!

WallisFrizz Thu 16-Feb-17 19:41:50

What is so bad about it?

AFierceBadRabbit Thu 16-Feb-17 19:49:27

i have a dress from zara with a thin band at the back.
Although unlike yours I have to tie it, like a ribbon.
Looking at the dress you'd easily think it is unnecessary and could be chopped off, but when I leave it untied the chest sags horribly and looks ridiculous.
It isn't just keeping the shoulders up, it's possibly also creating a certain 'tension' that gives the FRONT of the top its shape.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 16-Feb-17 21:15:16

If you don't like the strip, cut one end off carefully and try the top on to check it's not going to fall down in a hideously embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on your night out.
Once you've decided, you can sew the end of the strip back or cut off the rest.

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