I so don't get the obsession with strapless dresses. Sure, if you want to rock a strapless dress, rock on girl. But ya know...sleeves and straps aren't like evil. I hate wearing strapless, I'm always worried its about to slide down, or I feel like popping out of it. Plus I find strapless bras incredibly uncomfortable (though according to one of my married friends, some wedding dresses are designed so you don't wear a bra? I dunno...that's one day I'm gonna need the girls looking their best), so strapless...not so much for me. My BFF did strapless bridesmaids dresses for us, but then decided to have us all attach spaghetti straps to them (they came with the dresses), so at least I didn't have to worry about it slipping down, still had to wear the strapless bra. Her dress was also strapless, and she said she did worry that it was going to slide down at some point. It didn't, and she looked fantastic, but she says that's one of the few things she'd change. She felt she got "talked into" strapless because it's what all brides want, according to the shop person. And what most of the brides she'd known had done so....she did it. Never been more thankful for my rebellious attitude. I don't care what anyone else did, I care what I'm doing.
Partner and I are both thrilled to have dresses with straps! Real straps that will hide our bra straps!