Post # 1
Is anyone else considering wearing a corset underneath their wedding dress?
I am a plus sized bride, size 18-20 and I am going to be wearing a bridal corset underneath my dress. I am talking about a real, steel boned corset because let me tell you, if you want curves that stay in place, shell out the cash to get a real corset with spiral boning etc. The kind that your bridesmaids will have to lace you into while you hold onto the bedpost. They are surprisingly comfortable and hey, I know that I will have awesome posture during the big day 🙂
This is me in my corset that I already own. I want that shape underneath a dress when I go shopping!
ETA: you have to ensure that you are getting a steel boned corset of good quality – they price around $300.00. I can recommend some websites that sell them and have been recommended to me by others who are corset wearers. If you don’t get a good corset, you can’t do any tightlacing.
Post # 3
Wow, that looks great on you! I may have to borrow yours for my wedding since we’re the same size, is that ok, lol?????
Post # 5
Yours looks very nice. I just purchased a waist cincher that I am considering wearing under my gown. I haven’t received it yet, so no reviews, but it doesn’t have the steel boning in it. It just has the regular boning. There is no way that I can afford a steel boned corset right now.
Post # 6
@noritake22: They are expensive. I may get one that I really like that isn’t white so that I can wear it again afterwards. It’s not likely that it will show underneath whatever dress I get I wouldn’t think
Post # 7
oooh!I luurve corsets,wedding or otherwise but I have a hard time finding properly boned ones,do you have the websites?
Post # 8
I purchased a long line bra that holds my tummy in quite well.
Post # 9
@kimbo89: There are several recommended websites:
Isabella Corsetry Online Corset Shop – Isabella Corsetry Custom and Ready to Wear Corsets
Puimond – Corset Styles
Eurotique The Online Store
Corsets by Timeless Trends Affordable leather corsets,bridal corsets, silk corsets,plus size corsets
Absolute Corsets – Corset Shop for Victorian corsets, Leather corsets, Bridal corsets, Waist training corsets, Tight corsets, Plus size corsets, Prom corsets, Corset dresses and corset accessories!
I haven’t purchased from any of these sites personally but I have been told by fellow corset lovers that they are excellent quality.
Post # 10
@Sassygrn: That’s a good idea 🙂 I want the hourglass look which is why I am going with a corset but if I didn’t I would probably follow your lead!
Post # 11
@kimbo89: I found a lot of corsetiers that have reasonable prices are located in the UK.
I’ve found a few corsetiers that come to renaissance festivals too, but they never have websites.
Post # 13
You have to be careful though. If you are purchasing something for under around 160.00 chances are it’s not a good corset that will do what you want for your figure. Any reputable sites that I have seen are around 300.00 with the exchange rates.