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Old 06-30-2011, 02:41 PM
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Olliesrabbit As a clothing designer, what did you think of the Grace Kelly and the Kate Middleton designs ?

Absolutely gorgous, Catherine really was a fairytale princess, and ofcourse Princess Grace's dress was so iconic, elegant, and as her namesake goes, so very graceful. I don't think that style can ever go out of fashion.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:15 PM
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The most beautiful-or one of the most beautiful-strapless wedding gowns I have ever seen was the one worn by Chelsea Clinton last July.

It was an outdoor late evening summer wedding, and she looked as beautiful as I have ever seen her look...and the gown was gorgeous.

I don't know how to do links, otherwise I'd show you!
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:20 PM
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You are right Moonmaiden, it was an beautiful. It was the best design of any of them.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:25 PM
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I think the few strapless dresses I like is Carrie Underwood.Though of course I would'nt wear it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:41 PM
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(this was the big surprise for me!) it will cost about half what you will pay for a dress from a bridal shop. Honestly!
That's not always true. When I make a gown I draft a pattern, make a muslin toile, do multiple fittings (usually around 10 - 12) and loads of handwork. My dresses almost always end up costing more than a gown from a shop. Lots of people come to me because they think it will cost less and are usually shocked when I quote them a price, but I have never had anyone felt that they overpaid when I delivered the gown to them.
For example I am making a friend's gown now and because of the work involved it would cost her about $5000. Lucky for her she is one of my best friends so I am doing it for slightly more than the cost of materials. And that's not always cheap either. I know I am looking at spending slightly less than $1000 for the fabric and lace for my gown.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:20 PM
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Why the Strapless Wedding Gown Isn't Going Away - Weddings Week 2011 - Racked NY
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:39 PM
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Strapless gowns are just as beautiful as any other kind of bridal gown. I think saying a woman should get married in a gown with sleeves is like telling a bride she has to wear white or a shade of white. The only time to dictate a wedding dress is when you yourself are wearing it.
I've seen beautiful spaghetti strapped gowns, strapless gowns, dark blue gowns, purple gowns, red gowns etc.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:36 AM
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Strapless gowns can look lovely I understand why the Royals have traditions to uphold. I have seen some lovely strapless and various colours other then white. It depends on the bride and what they want to wear. I remember in the eighties there were a lot of long sleeves with lace they looked awful and are now very dated. It is actually very hard to find long sleeved dresses these days nearly everything is strapless but you can get some nice boleros. I must admit I am not a fan of the see through bodice ones that look like corsets and leave little to the imagination!
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I don't think I've ever seen a see through bodice on a bride; but I have seen wedding gown corsets.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:12 PM
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Count yourself lucky Xenia. They are basically wearing lingere in public, tacky to say the least.

I'm not generally a fan of strapless gowns but some of them do at least properly cover strategic areas.


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Old 07-27-2011, 10:16 PM
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I think a strapless evening gown can be beautiful, but prefer sleeves for wedding dresses - especially Royal wedding dresses, it seems to be a timeless, classy option.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:50 AM
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I think a strapless evening gown can be beautiful, but prefer sleeves for wedding dresses - especially Royal wedding dresses, it seems to be a timeless, classy option.
i agre with you
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:23 AM
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Although I see strapless wedding gowns are becoming a large trend, more especially in the USA, I still feel that a "strapless" is more suited to an evening gown. If marrying in a church it is important for a bride to have covered shoulders. I think sleeves definitely do add to the class and elegance of a gown.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:48 AM
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Strapless has been the "in thing" in USA wedding gowns for the last 12 or so year. They should be trending out.

I have to say, I've never been to a wedding where the bride was strapless. But then, we are all fuddy-duddies. Long live the sleeve!
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:38 PM
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I do like strapless wedding dresses but now I feel that they all look samey as they almost invariably seem to have short trains. For me, the longer the train, the better.
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:44 PM
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Princess Charlene is the ultimative icon for a strapless wedding dress.
It was so elegant and kind of sexy.
Not everyone can wear such a dress but she's got the perfect shoulders for it.
So it depends on the woman and her body who wears strapless!
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Princess Charlene is the ultimative icon for a strapless wedding dress.
It was so elegant and kind of sexy.
Not everyone can wear such a dress but she's got the perfect shoulders for it.
So it depends on the woman and her body who wears strapless!
Uh, Charlene did not wear a strapless wedding dress... She did wear sleeveless but not strapless.
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Ok, I mixed it up. Sorry.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:15 PM
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A strapless wedding dress doesn't look good on a plus-size woman or women who are severely obsese. I've seen plus-size women wear them and what you notice about the dress is their breasts especially if they are top heavy. The whole focus is there especially someone who is plus-sized and then large breasted for her size.

In general large breasted women don't look good in a strapless wedding dressing regardless of weight. A woman who is average size or thin usually looks good in them.

Since it's rare to see a female royal who is plus-size or having severe weight issues walk down the aisle (I don't recall seeing one in modern times), what I've stated above is a non-issue relating to strapless gowns.

Royals have traditionally not worn strapless wedding dresses. I wonder how many of them would have liked to but didn't want to buck tradition or were talked of doing so.
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I didn't want to start a new thread about this, so I apologize for high jacking this topic; what do you guts think about a bride wearing fake hair on her wedding day?
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