Wedding Dress 101 :
Strap & Sleeve Styles
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" A series of posts that explain the ins-and-outs of wedding dress terminology, from silhouettes, to necklines, and even sleeve styles. "
Types of Straps
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Types of Sleeves
|Cap Sleeve||Flutter Sleeve||Short Sleeve||Elbow Length|
|3/4 Length||Fitted Sleeve||Full Length|
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What are Straps?
Straps connect the front of the bodice to the back of the bodice. They can be on one side or both and range in width from a 1/2" wide to full shoulder coverage. Depending on the strap style chosen, straps can be a minor addition to a dress or play a major part in the overall look. Straps be constructed of the same fabric as the main dress or other fabrics, like ribbon or lace. Many dresses have no straps and are simply finished at the top; this style is called strapless.
Types of Straps
The strapless gown has been the benchmark of North America bridal fashion for the past three decades.
|Definition:||A wedding dress that is finished at the top of the neckline and does not have straps connecting the front of the dress to the back of the dress.|
|Perfect For:||Everyone. It has earned its spot as number one thanks to the fact that it is a style that can be worn by anyone.|
Style TipBrides with larger busts need to ensure that their strapless gown has the correct inner construction or that they wear a supportive undergarment to ensure that they will feel properly supported.
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|Definition:||Thin straps that are typically 1/4" to 1/2" wide. Due to their delicate nature, these straps are more for decoration than support.|
|Perfect For:||Brides that like the look of a strapless dress, but do not want completely bare shoulders.|
Style TipSince spaghetti straps are mostly for decoration, it is a good idea to make sure that your dress stays put without the straps during your fitting. To test this, simply tuck the straps in and check to see how secure your dress feels.