Post # 1
I think that I have found my dress – I really like the Casablanca 1992 in ivory/champagne. The only issue is that I feel that it will fit better on my wedding day if it has a corset back. I have only found one picture online so far of the dress as ivory/champagne with the corset, and I feel that it looks odd though.
This is the back of the dress as is.
And this is the picture of the dress that I found with a corset back:
I am thinking that if the corset back actually will look like it does here, I will have no choice but to get it in all ivory. Otherwise, the champagne corset continuing onto the ivory dress looks odd, right?
Is there any way for Casablanca to end the corset with the details on the back, instead of continuing down as they would with a dropped waist dress?
Post # 3
What would you do with the button detail if you replaced it with a corset? I love the dress as is and I think if you are worried about it not fitting on your day, there are other ways of making sure that it does instead of completely changing the dress. I’d be afraid that it would ruin the dress.
Post # 4
@Pupperoni: When I went to a bridal shop in my local area and asked them about the alteration, one of the women working there made a mock corset on the dress to show me what she thought Casablanca would do. She took a modesty piece from another dress, and tacked it inside the dress – she showed the corset back ending at the bottom of the lace detail at the normal waistline. This would leave the champagne corset ending with the champagne detail, and allow the crystal buttons to remain on the dress.
I then searched online, found this picture of the Casablanca with the corset, and got nervous. Her mock corset idea looked much better – if the dress in this picture was actually altered by Casablanca.
Post # 5
In my opinion the zip and buttons look is much nicer and more modern, plus corset dresses only look good if the person who laces you up does it tight enough in the right places, but with a zipper you dont have to worry about that
Post # 6
I have this dress and wanted a corset, I ordered it from the shop with a corset (meaning casablanca actually did the alteration) and it’s perfect.
Post # 7
i’ve heard of something where they can do a short corset (like, to the waistline, or in your case, to the edge of the detail) with a zipper continuing underneath (so there’s still a long split to make getting it on and off easier)…would something like that work?
Post # 8
Are you willing to sell your dress? I think it is the most beautiful dress, but I cannot afford to purchase a brand new one.
Thank you so much for your help
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I prefer the zipper. It looks cleaner.
Post # 10
I think it looks better without the corset, but I can understand you want the best fit on your wedding day. I think either way, in the end, will be fine.
Post # 11
What did you end up doing? If you did the corset, please let me know how it turned out as I just did the same to an 1876 and am very curious as to how it might turn out.