Post # 1
I may change the back of my Watters Torreon to a corset style dress. Not for the look, but for the functionality of being able to adjust the fit. You can read why in my previous topic here.
Third Dress Fitting Blues… I need your advice pleeeeease:(
This is my dress (without corset):
They several naysayers to this idea – Lady who sold me the dress says that I shouldn’t do it, says it will look to busy.
Also, I’m afraid it’s too late… I am leaving in two weeks.
How long did it take? Were you happy? Did it change the “look” of your dress?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 9
Geez Bees, I guess this could go either way. Spent the day with family today and Mom was talking me out of it. She’s not a fan of corsets, though. I am really torn.
Well, I am calling the seamstress tomorrow (she’s been doing this for 30 years and is the owner of the store… I trust her more than the saleslady who helped me with the purchase) to talk to her about it and if she thinks it would help the “support” situation. She’s done an amazing job with the alterations so she would know best. It fits perfectly aside from my undergarment fiasco that I became fixated on at the last fitting.
@Cheerful, I’ll ask her about an inner corset. Thanks for the idea. 🙂 I’ll ask to try on a dress with a corset too, to see if it will really even help with the fit.
@ddbuzz and amp0166: You guys are so right on about the stress… I would be so worried that it wouldn’t turn out quite right or change the look of the dress.
@hhcheung2000: The zipper is really easy, you are right! I’m having my wedding outside of Haifa so we’re traveling and will be there three weeks before the wedding. What if I gain or lose weight and the dress doesn’t fit?
Post # 10
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
Noo… keep it! it’s just too pretty and there is not enough time if something were to happen to the dress.
Post # 12
I altered my dress from zipper to corset and LOVED it! I felt so much more secure in it (34D)… good luck!
Post # 13
- 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
- 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.