Thinking Outside of the Strapless Bodice

Perusing all those photographer sites lately guess what I found? Yes, a lot of prize-winning photos and . . . . that's right, on nearly every bride some variation of the strapless bodice--most particularly the strapless A-line. So what’s with The Deb Dress? Why, year after year does it still have extraordinary wow factor? Think of Grace Kelly (the ultimate Deb) in her celebrated white engagement dress, baring her lovely back and bustle, hair all sleeked up in a French twist. Its true, strapless A-lines look great on just about everyone and just about everyone feels like Grace Kelly in them, ie; symbolizing class and refinement.
If you're going strapless, consider adding some options to your look. A shrug or bolero can cover you up for the ceremony and be removed for reception. Want another variation of that 1950s look? How about an opaque removable top in organza or lace? This too can be removed come reception time. If you're in a sheath, A-line or evening gown add a wrap or coat either in matching fabric or, for those fall/winter weddings, in peau de soie or brocade.