Post # 1
Has anyone purchased a corset back dress, and found that they did NOT need any alterations to the bodice? I am looking at purchasing a corseted back dress at the top of my budget, and I am hoping that the corset will allow for a “tailored fit”, without the expense of a tailor! Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
@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
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
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 # 6
@orchidaloha: Have you had a fitting yet? I am curious how much the alterations to the bodice of your dress will cost. I’d like to have a general idea as to what I can expect. Thanks!
Post # 7
@MissStudio: I haven’t but they quoted me around $250