Alterations Expense with a Corset Back

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you have the bodice of your corset back dress altered?
    Yes, even with the corset back, my dress needed to have the bodice altered. : (4 votes)
    57 %
    No, the corset allowed me to get the perfect fit, right off the rack. : (3 votes)
    43 %
    The store suggested alterations, I said no, and I am glad that I did. It would have been a waste. : (0 votes)
    The store suggested alterations, I said yes, and the dress really needed it! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MissStudio:  Don’t count on the corset being enough to make the dress fit perfectly. Corsets help a little bit in the bust and waist. Are you busty? Small or average sized? Because if your average sized you may be able to get away with it, but smaller or bustier and you will probably still need alterations. Also consider length. Are you ordering it in your length? or will you need a hem?

    * also consider if it has a train, and if you will need it bustled. Alterations add up quickly!  

    My personal opinion though- if you LOVE a dress, pull the funds from somewhere and get the dress of your dreams (or shop around for that dress and try to score a deal). 

    Post # 4
    8513 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I bought one.  I don’t need any alterations.  Part of the reason I loved it was that the sample fit me so well.  So I knew that the same size would be perfect.  I just need a bustle done.

    Post # 5
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Mine has a corset back and I need to take it in around the stomach, hips and thighs because it’s too big. It fits perfectly in the bust area though.

    Post # 7
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MissStudio:  I haven’t but they quoted me around $250

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