Strapless dresses are known to be the most popular type of dress for a formal event. Thus for a wedding lots of bridesmaids and brides seem drawn to the strapless look because of its combined elegance, class, sex appeal and femininity. Strapless bridesmaid dresses are one of the easier to fit to a bridal party with varied sizes because the bust is the main component in initial fittings. Thus one of the things you really have to consider is the fit of the top and how it is constructed. Depending on the material and overall styling of the dress there are different ways it can be made and each fits in its own way.
These strapless dresses have an elastic band around the top that holds the rest of the material up. These are easy to fit to most busts as long as the elastic is new and hasn’t been worn out making it too loose. Elastic tops are typically sewn into more casual, relaxed fabrics such as cotton blends and chiffon.
Usually made of satin, a fitted top is most common on a more formal style dress and must be fit ahead of time so alterations can be made if needed. Some designs have a high waist that supports the bust while others have a flush finish front where the fabric is continuous and the fit comes into play on the sides which may be scrunched.
A V-cut strapless dress is a special fit dress that has to be customized for each person to truly fit them correctly in most circumstances. V-cut fronts have a princess or pageant feel as they are ultra glamorous and suggest a greater level of sexiness than other strapless designs. These tend to run on the higher end of the price chart but are perfect for a glam affair where everyone wants to look like a star.
A tied back strapless dress tends to be one made of chiffon or similar material because it’s lightweight, pliable and stretchy, all the requirements of material for tying and still looking fashionable. While there are some satin strapless tied back dresses they tend to also have a fitted front so that the back ties can still look fairly unwrinkled and fashionable.
There are some ways to deal with any fit of a strapless dress and the easiest one is to find the perfect bra. Strapless bras have come a long way through the years and there are numerous choices you can try to find the one that best suits your needs to fit into the dress in an appropriate manner. Stick-on bras work well for smaller chests that don’t need any support however there are now some stick-on bra styles that have underwire built into them to provide some support for a larger chest. This way you don’t have to deal with the annoying issue of the bra hooks poking up in the back of the dress throughout the day. Or for the unique and rare fitted lower back strapless design you can pull the dress off without having to have saggy breasts by going braless. This also applies for the tied back strapless look as few bras will fit just right under the ties without being seen.