(Closed) Help me decide! Zipper to a corset on Torreon? Did you? Should I?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

DON’T get the corset.  It will take you forever to get dressed and laced up and take forever for you to get out of it.  I had a zip on for my wedding which turned out the best because there was very little involved.  Just a zip in and I was ready to go.

Trust me, you do NOT want to deal with more stress at the wedding or spend a couple hundred dollars more to get a corset (because they can be expensive and labor intensive) and risk that the seamstress may do it wrong.  I had an inner bra/corset sewn into my dress so I could eat ANYTHING and still look great.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t think that it would look too busy at all!! I just sent you a PM about your dress because I love it so much! After reading your last post, I think that it would be a great idea to put in a corset back. Did your seamstress say that this would offer the type of support that you need?

I really like the look of corset backs (even if it would take longer to get in and out of)…it’s only one day/night and really who cares?

Post # 5
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2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am not a big fan of corseted backs on dresses, but that is just me.  I think your dress looks gorgeous the way it is!  Why take the risk of having something bad happen NOW??  You’re in the final stretch, I wouldn’t do anything drastic at this point.  Good luck!  🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think a corset back would look great, but the dress is fantastic as it is! I agree that you don’t want to add any stress to your wedding day. What is your reasoning for wanting to change the zipper to a corsett?

That actually gave me a great idea, maybe I will add a corset to the back of my dress instead of a zipper. I have never even thought of that!

Post # 7
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1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with your seamstress. A corset would be too much on your dress, which is absolutely lovely and gorgeous as is. Can you have an inner corset added to give you the support you’re looking for?

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, I think it would be busy, but then again, it might hide in nicely with the dress. lots of busy, sparkly, crazy dresses have corsets and nobody thinks twice. I think people tend to want them for the adjustment capabilities of them versus the look. I had a corset and I can’t imagine not having had it. I’m busty and I needed the support and lift. It tucked in around my waist perfectly. Even a properly fit wedding dress wouldn’t have fit as amazingly as the corset when mom laced me into it and a bra would have made me look bulkier which is the last thing I needed.

Since it’s a Watters, it should be structured properly–extra bands inside, etc, if the functionality you’re referring to is your breasts going crazy on you on wedding day.

Post # 10
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599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

To me it looks like the back is a bit low to really do what a corset should be doing… But I would still persue the idea with a seamstress and ask her to give you her HONEST opinion. I don’t think a corset would make it look too busy, but I can see where people are coming from on that one. I think its more a matter of opinion and taste. I like things to be busy, some people probably like things a bit plainer.

Good luck, let us know how it goes!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Noo… keep it! it’s just too pretty and there is not enough time if something were to happen to the dress.

Post # 12
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188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I altered my dress from zipper to corset and LOVED it!  I felt so much more secure in it (34D)… good luck!

Post # 13
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1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I definitely prefer the look as is, and wouldn’t add a corset!  You can do several other things — bra bones, etc. — to make sure the fit is secure!

Post # 14
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4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’d be too afraid of ruining that pretty dress! I’d leave it alone.

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