(Closed) Anyone ever ADD a corset to a non-corset gown?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I did and would highly recommend it – I started off with DB t8076 – which had a plain zipper back, and had a seamstress add the corset back.  She sewed the modesty panel from material she cut from the bottom of the dress because I am such a shorty!  For an extra touch, I ordered blue corset ribbon from etsy on an alchemy order and laced that over the ivory laces.


Post # 4
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m having my converted to a corset for an additional $150 (done directly by the manufacturer).  1.) I think it looks prettier 2.) I think it’ll give me a better fit on the day off.  Since I’m going strapless I want the top as TIGHT as possible so I’m not yanking it up all afternoon like a 16 yr old at prom. 

Post # 5
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I bought a dress that is a size too small and I was fine with it because the plan was always to put in a corset.  I was quoted something like $250 to put a corset in, which is high but the dress was $500 at Running of the Brides.  My dress is somewhat similar to yours, so I think yours would look fine with a corset back. 

Post # 6
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was just at David’s Bridal waiting to be measured in the alterations area. On the bulletin board was a memo stating that they now have the ability to put a corset into a zippered dress. I haven’t heard the best about David’s Bridal Alterations departments in general, so I’m not sure I would use them. But it just tells you that it is possible to do. Go to a reputable seamtress in  your area and ask.

Post # 7
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Since you’re tall and most likely won’t be hemming your dress much, my only concern is getting matching fabric for the modesty panel. Can you order fabric from Pronovias? I think your dress will look great with a corset back.

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