Are Strapless Wedding Dresses Passé?

The sleeveless wedding dress has been a staple on the runways and in ceremonies around the world. While not always the most flattering type of dress, strapless (for those who can wear it well) is sexy, and can be dressed up or down. But as mentioned in the latest Brides blog post, and seen on our ladies, dresses with more up top are making a comeback.


"Chiffon Column One-Shoulder Sleeveless Wedding Dress With Chapel Train AE2413" by chineselittlebeauty is licensed under CC BY 4.0

"Strapless" doesn't necessarily mean "covered up." Just adding beading or a sheer organza to the dress adds a focal point, as well as a softness that isn't there otherwise.

We have also noticed that many brides are purchasing strapless dresses, as well as a shrug or sweater to be worn later -- strapless for the ceremony, and then add a cover-up for the reception, or the other way around! This is a great way have two looks for the evening without having to purchase two dresses. A shrug or cute sweater or coat can also let you have your bare look for an indoor ceremony, then cover up if it gets chilly at an outdoor reception.

While we still love strapless, those of us with less-than-stellar arms, or those who want a little more coverage can rejoice in the new trend!

With all that Life has to offer, Cicely