I don’t have many regrets when it comes to my wedding. The day was beautiful, and full of love, and tons of fun. But there is one thing I would change if I could do it all over again… I wouldn’t wear a strapless wedding dress.
Don’t get me wrong, I think my dress was pretty enough, but as you probably all know if you’ve ever worn a strapless dress to an event: they’re annoying! They slowly slide down and you’re constantly assessing whether your boobs are falling out, which is an especially terrifying thought on a day when you are literally the center of everyone’s attention!
I knew going in that strapless dresses have a tendency to move around, so I got it tailored really snugly. I tested it in the alteration shop by moving around and lifting my arms above my head and it stayed put. Success, I thought.
But then, I lost 5 lbs. out of stress in the last couple of days before the wedding. Normally, I would never complain about losing 5 pounds without trying, but it definitely made the dress fit differently. There are a few wedding photos where I can see the edge of my strapless bra creeping out of the dress, and right after I walked down the aisle, our sweet friend and officiant whispered to me that my bra was popping out. (Thanks again, Tina!)
Needless to say, if I were to do it again… it’s all about sleeves or straps :)
Would you (or did you) wear a strapless wedding dress? Have you ever had trouble with a dress falling down? Style-wise, do you prefer strapless wedding dresses or dresses with sleeves/straps? Share your opinion in the comments!