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    Default Strapless Dress Alterations

    Hi everyone, I'm in need of some dress advice. I bought a So Sassi Poppy dress earlier this year. I had said all along that I didn't want a strapless dress and this one was only thrown into the "to try" pile by the shop assistant as a wild card...but it turned out to be The One.

    http://www.thebridalgown.net/images/...31613Petra.jpg

    When I mentioned that I wasn't a huge fan of strapless dresses, the assistant suggested I get straps added by the seamstress when I was getting it altered. She had a couple of spare bits of material to show what she had in mind. (Ignore the fact it clearly needs let out...)

    http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/u...nal/227408.png

    I had my first appointment with the seamstress the other week and I didn't like the look of any of the styles of lace she had. They all just seemed too big and bulky. She's going to let the dress out initially (which involves changing the button up back to a lace up back) so that I can see how I feel about it once it fits properly.

    I was wondering if anyone else could offer some suggestions of what I could look at if I still don't like the look of it strapless? I wouldn't be wanting to add something huge to it, just maybe some subtle capped sleeves or straps.

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    Are you getting any length taken off? You could use the offcuts of that to make sleeves- that way the fabric will match the rest of the dress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeganMc View Post
    Are you getting any length taken off? You could use the offcuts of that to make sleeves- that way the fabric will match the rest of the dress.
    We'd thought of doing that initially but she's not taking enough off the bottom to have anything useable for straps.

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    A veil with some detailing? I wasn't planning on a strapless dress either but having a veil, my hair down and a necklace makes it seem less 'bare'

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    The shop you bought the dress from should be able to order you some of the matching lace from the dress, it usually has a cost involved, but it will definetely match!
    As another option, there awesome gorgeous wee bridal boleros out there in satin/lace/etc. Might be worth a look.

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