Don't rule out a strapless wedding gown
Walk into any bridal salon nowadays and you’ll probably find a sea of strapless wedding gowns filling the racks. Probably close to 75% of the gowns in stores today (mine included) are strapless. Why? Well, because 75% off the brides buy strapless gowns, so this is what the stores stock. Even with the wedding of Princess Kate last year in long lace sleeves, the majority of gowns are still
strap-free. Of course not all brides want to be as bare as they feel in a gown with no straps or sleeves and they are finding it difficult to find a dress that suits their tastes.
But just because you don’t want to go strapless for your wedding, doesn’t mean you can’t buy a strapless gown and make it your own with some altering. With limited choices in halter, cap sleeve, long sleeve, v-neck and off-the-shoulder, you can often find a strapless gown you love and have a seamstress create some type of sleeve or strap to attach to the gown. With a little creativity and imagination, your bridal consultant can show you what that gown might look like with an added touch of fabric. There’s also a great variety of bolero jackets in long and short sleeves that can accessorize the gown perfectly.
So don’t pass up all those strapless gowns on the racks because your mind is closed off to strapless.
You can make that close-to-perfect strapless gown your dream dress with just the right addition!