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Style 911: How Do I Wear Strapless Without Looking Too Dressy?

Dear Frisky Style 911, My shoulder/neckline area is my favorite part of my body, so I really like wearing strapless things. There’s a problem though: I feel waaay over-dressed when I wear strapless clothes on a regular Saturday night out. How can I pull it off without looking like I’m going to the prom?–Lauren R.

Ahh yes, we’ve all been the girl in the too-dressy outfit trying not to look awkward in a bar at one time or another. Trite though this may sound, the first and best way not to look out of place is to appear confident. Standing around all night, shoulders sloped and constantly tugging your tube top up isn’t cute on anyone. That said, even confidence isn’t going to distract enough if you’re wearing a ballerina dress and everyone else is in blue jeans. After the jump, we’ll show you how to go strapless in a put-together, dressy way rather than an out-of-control/over-the-top way. Keep reading »

The Strapless Wedding Gown—Are You Over It?

Last weekend, at the wedding of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, something of a style statement was made: Ivanka choose to wear a gown with sleeves. (Full disclosure: It was an orthodox Jewish wedding, so sleeves, depending on the rabbi doing the marrying, are sometimes required.) Immediately on Monday morning, Cathy Horyn, fashion critic of the New York Times declared that sleeves are now where it’s at for wedding gowns. Don’t know about you (though you should let me know in the comments!), but I love that Ivanka deviated from every other bride out there (Hollywood, or not) and went with a different neckline. As Horyn said, “We’re so used to seeing brides in strapless dresses that Ms. Trump’s gown made a fresh statement.” Is this the beginning of the end of strapless? God, I hope so … When I went wedding gown shopping, I explicitly said, “no strapless”—what did I get? Strapless, strapless and more strapless. Honestly, are there any other options out there? I don’t mean to be an angry dress try-er on-er, but help a girl out—with straps, please! Even bridal gown guru Vera Wang is all for sleeves. When asked if she’s excited for a sleeve/strap revival she mentioned: “Nothing would make me happier. I’ve been doing strapless dresses for 15 years. It’s tiring.” What about you all, are you over the strapless bridal look or consider it to be the perfect classic wedding style? [NY Times] Keep reading »

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