Post # 1
I have a strapless mermaid gown that’s fully boned and I’m pretty small (waist 23-24″) but I want to cinch my waist a little for two reasons.
1. cut the waist deeply so that the gown will not go down when I dance. I really don’t want to yank or worry all day.
2. I like the look of super curve around waist.
But it has not easy for me to find a shape wear that’s smaller than my natural waist. Once I bought just a smallest one at a store and it made my waist to be 24.5″ because of its bulk and I didn’t like it.
Also after trying that underwear, I’m concerned if a boned underwear will be too much for my fully boned dress. I need to schedule a fitting soon, but I’m postponing because I have no clue about underwear I should bring. Could you give me some advice please?
It’s a lot of question, but one last – does the fact that my dress is boned means I can make it just really tight and it will even cinch my waist or shape well? I don’t have much to smooth out but some postures can still pop things..
Post # 3
a corset is the only way to get a cinched waist.
Post # 4
@afake79: If your dress is boned, you should be fine. I wouldn’t buy anything until after your first fitting!
While you COULD wear a steel-boned corset, I can tell you as a former every-day steel-boned corset wearer that they are INCREDIBLY uncomfortable and are VERY hard to move in.
Post # 5
You will prolly need a corset because normal shapewear doesn’t normally come that small, and shapewear usually just compresses/moves around fat. You probably don’t have much fat if you have a 23″ waist. Check out a corset story: http://www.corset-story.com/steel-boned-corsets.html
Post # 6
PS Anyone else think this is a troll post? Why would you have your handle/name be ‘Afake’
Post # 7
Thanks for the help. The shapewear I failed wasn’t a corset but a bustier with bones and it wasn’t uncomfortable at all so I didn’t think about comfortableness but I realize that it can be because it was not a corset and it was too big on me.. I should consider that.
@BrandNewBride: I had the idea that I need to bring underwear for the first fitting but based on your response, I guess I can go for the fitting first. I feel relieved 🙂 Thanks.
Post # 8
@CityBearBride: Thanks for the advice. And based all responses, I should go either corset or no shapewear. I don’t have much fat around waist but have some on other parts. Unfortunately my cheeks are super chubby 🙁
I don’t know if there’s any troll-able contents in this. I made it afake because wedding bees joining suggested to use fake name!
Post # 9
And I just checked the website. Corsets are more expensive than I thought but at the same time, they look “SEXY”. As some of you seem knowledgable about corsets, I have a quetion.. I want something easy to wear, and those with strings in the back don’t seem easy to put on. If any one knows a link to a corset that’s easy to wear, e.g. just zip up or hook, could you please add a link?
Post # 10
Does your dress have a corset back? If so you should be able to just get it altered to cinch in at the waist, rather than having to wear TWO corsets.
I’m pretty sure it’s the strings on a corset that allow that super cinched waist look so zips might not work, and hooks would be harder to do up than strings I’d think. But I’m not a corset expert!
Post # 11
At that size, I suspect that any shapewear will add bulk you’re not going to like, as a trade off for waist-cinching. Sorry!
Post # 12
@afake79: Corsets are not comfortable . . .period. Most corsets are hard to put on and i would suggest having someone help you. Especially if you are wanting to cinch your waist it will have to be tight.
I find several corsets on Amazon and ebay. You just have to look arounf. But here is a basic waist training corset without the bustier.
Post # 13
Thanks all. My dress has a zipper in the back. And now understaning the cost of corset – bulk, uncomfortable, hard to put on… I am more hesitant about any shapewear.
It’s great to know that I can visit the seamstress without “the underwear”. Hopefully things will work out well.
Again, thanks all!