Can a zipped back dress fit really well around waist?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@afake79:  mine is zip back and stays up perfectly! don’t worry about it, let the alterations people make it so it will stay up. i worried about random stuff before i did my first fitting as well, but until you have it on and start walking around/sitting in it you won’t know if there are actually any issues to worry about. 🙂

Post # 4
6448 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine was a zip up and stayed up perfectly after alterations. They originally did make it too tight so that I could barely breathe but I pointed this out and they fixed it. I could easily take a deep breath and it stayed up the whole night. A good seamstress will definitely be able to make it for right!

Post # 5
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@afake79:  It’s not the zipper that holds up the dress. It is the structure- boning etc.

The zipper should be a straight line down the middle of your back. It is the darts and seams that fit the dress to your figure.

Post # 6
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

As the PP’s mentioned, I am sure the dress will be just fine with the zipper, a seamstresses can work wonders to make the dress fit you perfectly!  But, if you’re still concerned, I had a corset put into the inside of my dress.  I am not a fan of the corset look, but am thrilled that I can get the tight/loose as I want feel with it in my zippered dress!

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