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Old 04-09-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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I wish someone would have told this sweet lady that a strapless gown is NOT flattering on her or most women (unless you are thin and have toned arms a strapless gown is not for you)
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I don't know these people, but time after time, I see women wearing a strapless dress who should NOT be wearing it.

In my opinion women should wear gowns that flatter their figure, taking into account the weather, color choices and style of the dress.

In my early years, I did wear sleeveless dresses, such as sheaths or sleeveless tunics (early 90s) but now I wouldn't be caught dead in one.

I even advise my 20 y.o. daughter NOT to wear a sleeveless blouse to work.
Sleeveless is not appropriate attire for many places including work.
What do you all think about it?
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I dont think she looks bad at all. Sure she would have looked better in other types of dresses, but really, she doesnt look all that bad.

I work in a VERY corporate office setting. I mean, there are NO casual fridays here. There are a few women who wear sleeveless blouses, but they usually have a blazer on top of it for meetings, but if they are just in their offices, no blazer. What they all have in common though are they are tall, thin/shapely and very VERY stylish.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Both of the women in the picture seem to be at a wedding. I'm in a friend's wedding later this summer so I've been looking at dresses, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a formal dress that isn't sleeveless at the very least. What is a woman her size supposed to do, wear a sweater or fuss with a shawl all night?
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Strapless or not, that dress the woman on the left is wearing doesn't fit her properly. She'd look a whole lot better if it did, no matter her size.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Both of the women in the picture seem to be at a wedding.
I think so, too. It's probably not even her choice. It's amazing what dresses some bridezillas squeeze the poor bridesmaids in!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Strapless or not, that dress the woman on the left is wearing doesn't fit her properly. She'd look a whole lot better if it did, no matter her size.
Agreed!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I think she is the bride ... And it sure is hard to find a bridal dress with straps, let alone sleeves, these days, unless you want to look like the mother of the bride.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Both of the women in the picture seem to be at a wedding. I'm in a friend's wedding later this summer so I've been looking at dresses, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a formal dress that isn't sleeveless at the very least.
I disagree.
They are out there... you just have to look for them.
Also, straps (of all sorts of styles and widths) can be added to any gown.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I think she is the bride ...
Come to think of it, you're right. The dress is white. She certainly could've chosen a more flattering dress... Many times it's better to look like the "mother of the bride" than like somebody who doesn't own a mirror...
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: southern california
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u must be very thin to wear them. rolls of fat on the sides might work for rosie o'donnell wanabees but for rest of us, it is not attractive.

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