(Closed) Corset back: bow in or out?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How did you/will you wear your corset back gown? (Share pics if you've got 'em, please!)
    Bow tucked in, with modesty panel. : (37 votes)
    73 %
    Bow tucked in, no modesty panel. : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Bow out (showing), with modesty panel. : (8 votes)
    16 %
    Bow out (showing), no modesty panel. : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other (please descibe). : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m leaving my bow out and not wearing a modesty panel.  Not much of my back will show anyway so it’s just a sexy little nod to the fact that there’s a body underneath my enormous dress, I think.  And I love the way the bow looks out.  The ribbons are so long, pretty, and flowing.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I had the bow tucked in, it looked better, and we used the material for the bustle.
    I also kept the modesty panel – I think it looks classier that way. Also, the corset back was very low, and without the modesty panel, my underwear would have been showing… From there, there were two options: I was told to put nude colored underwear… hmmmm no!! or to cut the modesty panel in half and remove just the upper part… I don’t know how that would have turned  out…
    Anyway, I liked the look of the modesty panel, it’s classic, and classy… the dresses I have seen without it, i didn’t like so much.

    Post # 5
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    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I love the look of corset back dresses, but I definitely agree with the seamstress that the laces look better tucked in. It’s mostly just because I personally prefer the sophisticated look over the cute one.  On the other hand, you definitely should do what makes YOU feel the most comfortable and what YOU like best!

    Post # 6
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    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I have to add – it really really depends on the dress that you have.

    Post # 7
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    2682 posts
    Sugar bee

    I had my bow tucked in and kept the modesty panel.  I didnt know it was an option to remove it, but I wouldnt have anyways. I always thought the bow was supposed to be tucked in.

    Post # 8
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    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Definitely tuck the bow in and use the modesty panel

    Post # 9
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I kept the modesty panel in (it wasn’t made to be removable in my dress) and tucked the strings in. They looked silly just tied and sticking out–it didn’t look like it was meant to be worn that way. Same with the panel. Mine was sewed in, so it wouldn’t have looked right. Plus it tied all the way down to my bum–totally not a good look for my dress 

    Here’s the back of mine!

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    Post # 10
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    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Everytime I see a bow tucked out I cringe and think “Oh, no!  She forgot to tuck it in!”  I didn’t even know some people choose to have it out — I think it’s supposed to be hidden, not supposed to show.  IMO, it looks unfinished with the bow out.

    Regarding the modesty panel, I don’t have any pictures of me with my dress yet, but from the online pics it looks like it goes down to the top of my butt and it would show my underwear if I left it out!  Said that, I don’t have a preference either way as long as no underwear is visible 🙂

    Post # 11
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love the bow out!! It’s what made me fall in love with the corset back in the first place!  I had no idea it can be tucked in.

    Post # 12
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    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Bow tucked in, with modesty panel in place. I thought I was showing enough skin already for a church wedding. 🙂

     

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    Post # 13
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    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am tucking it in – the back of my dress is very detailed and it would be very busy if I left it out!

    Post # 14
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    5757 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I prefer to see them tucked in. Most people don’t want anything extra in that area to draw attention to, or to add any bulk. lol  Bow out looks too young and cutesy, at least to me.

    Post # 15
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    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i am tucking my bow in and have a small built-in modesty piece at the lower back area, but i am not using the removable piece that covers up all of the corset.

    Post # 16
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    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My opinion is tucked in, it looks cleaner.

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