Corset back conundrum.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

pic of the dress for reference

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@abethcantu:  A good friend of my recently went on and on about the benefits of a corset back dress…mostly that it doesn’t matter if your weight fluctutes a bit up or down before the wedding.  I think if you already know you fluctuate, go with a corset back.  I’m not sure on the cost of this particular alteration; however, it sounds like it may be the best decision for you.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

My dress is currently a button down, but I will be changing it to a corset. I would much rather have the ability to tighten/loosen it once it’s altered… never know when you may gain/lose weight when wedding planning.

But that’s just me! I’m a larger girl and I think it’ll help hold me in a bit as well.

If you love the buttons, I would stick with those then!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@abethcantu:  I personally prefer buttons to a corset back. I think the look is cleaner and more elegant.  Your dress already has a lot of beautiful details and texture (stunning, all-over lace; beautiful, sewn-in sash and flower at the waist.) Because of this, I think the added lines and texture of a corset back and tie would not be as elegant as the existing elements.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Brielle:  +1 Yup, all this. I think buttons down the back are SO much more elegant than a corset back.

I know you say your weight will fluctuate, but if you get your final fitting done a couple of weeks before the wedding, surely you can keep your weight fairly stable for that short period?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I dream about a button back dress … i am a medium sized girl with  larger breasts and tried on soo many button/zip up dresses that i loved as that is the look i wanted … then i put on a corset back !!!!! I just felt so “in” and secure, and the fast that it made my waist ridiculously small was also a bonus i couldnt NOT get it after feeling the difference.

 

But look wise i still dream about buttons haha …

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Did u try the dress on? I have a button up ball gown and it is very structured, slimming, and secure like a corset. I actually think that the corset would be less support because the ties loosen with movement so u have to re – tighten it a few times throughout the night.

Post # 13
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SophieB3:  I had buttons…but now that I think about it, I dont know if there is actually a picture of them. I’m going to have to go back and look to see if it really mattered.

ETA: Yeah, you can totally see the back in some of my photos. Its the most obv in the first dance photos and getting ready photos. I would get the buttons and then have your final fitting the week before your wedding so you know it fits you correctly and you dont have back fat. Mine was a little too tight so I had just a tad of back fat in a few pictures…but thats nothing that photoshop cant fix.

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@abethcantu: I’m in exactly the same boat as you… gorgeous button back dress and fluctuating weight! I’m actually having the zipper changed to a hidden corset, so I’ll have the flexibility and support of a corset dress but I still get to keep my lovely buttons! It might be a good option for you too?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Peanut-Sue:  +1

My dress was a JA 8630 with buttons over a zip. Personally I’m not a fan of corsets and didn’t even try any on. I’m average high with bigger than average bust and was so secure in my dress that I didn’t even need a bra.  Mine had an illusion neckline though so maybe that was what made the difference.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I have HUGE boobs and fluctuating weight. I ALWAYS wore corset back dresses for bridal fashion shows. I will be going with a corset back for my wedding for SURE.

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