Post # 1
My wedding dress is a corset back.I changed it from a zipper back to a corset because I was gaining weight on my tummy. Anyway, i tried it on along with spanx and my sister laced up the back of the corset while i sucked in my tummy. it felt fine at first. But when i sat i felt the corset is gonna burst out!!! …i cant breathe.. I can do the sucking in thing while i stand.But if I sit and do the sucking thing, i cant talk . The spanx are not helping either and if i get a size smaller i guess i’ll be in the same (not breathing) situation again.
I have never worn corset dresses before.Please tell me how do you ladies do it?
The reason why i want the corset to be tight is because i look shapeless if it’s tied loose due to the belly fat. Another option is to loose weight on the tummy. but my wedding is in one and half month and i dont think thats gonna be possible. I tend to loose weight all over my body if i work out but nothin in the belly region 🙁
Post # 3
Is It tied right? Tight lacing should be done with two sets of laces, not one all the way down. You also ate not supposed to start off laced tight as tight can be. You get laced, you give your ribs time to adjust, and then it is tightened, sometimes multiple times.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
You need to get used to wearing a corset if you want to tight lace your dress. My advice would be to buy a training corset and practice until your wedding, that way your ribs will be able to cope with the restriction and you will be able to learn how to breathe properly.
Post # 5
Also, where are you breathing from? If you breathe from your chest, it’s going to be very difficult. You need to be breathing from the diaphragm. I’ve sung operas in tight-laced corsets. A lot of being able to breathe is where you’re breathing from.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@futuremrscap: depends on how your body is but I lost 5 pounds just walking our family dog 2 hours a day during Christmas break, so like two weeks. practice sucking in, do it all the time. It has become a habit for me and I barely notice anymore.
Post # 7
Great ideas ladies!! thank you so much 🙂
@Bracelet00: Yes it was done with two sets of laces. I didnt know about that ‘giving time to adjust’ thing.Will try on the dress again that way.
@Daffadowndilly: You’re right!! Definitely going to buy a training corset and practice for the next one month.
@HonoraryNerd: After reading your post, i googled about breathing with the diaphragm.thats breathing with the lower part of the chest(the stomach region). I dont think i’ll be able to breathe that way wearing the corset because it squeezes the stomach in. But will definitely practice this breathing technique after tryin on the training corset. Thanks 🙂
@Pixienickie: i was thinking abt running around two weeks before my wedding too 🙂 That’s christmas time. Dont have the time and space to run around nowadays. but will do it for sure if my dress doesnt fit 2 weeks before the wedding . I’ve already started sucking in…i keep forgettin to keep it sucked in though.guess i’ll get it with practice 🙂
Post # 7
If it’s a tummy problem, try to wear a spanx + body shaper that design for bridal gown. I bought a pair long time ago. The back is significally lower for the gown and give me support on the waistline along with spanx (two pieces).
Although time is tight for you now but you may still able to lose some tummy fat. You just need to watch what you eat. My tummy significally reduce in 2 months after I change my eating habit. I have been non-stop downing lemon water (5-8 mug a day) during office hour. Cut majorly on salt and sugar. Black coffee help to reduce my water weight too. When I say cut on salt and sugar, I still use sauces but I have it set aside to dip. Few things will help losing weight. Orange, berries, seaweed (not the salt one, u can make miso soup with them), dark green veggie, fish, chicken without skin, NO beef, tofu (I eat mainly firm tofu in replace of meat, it’s yummy and filling, u just need to pan fried it with ginger and garlic, with spinkle of salt, it taste really good)