Post # 1
Just a quick question – my dress comes with a zip up back, and when I ordered it I thought I might turn it into a lace up when it came in for alterations, as this is apparently quite easy to do. Now it has come in, and I lost some 12Ib since I ordered it, my seamstress thinks I don’t ‘need’ it to be a corset back to look good. Initially the idea was to be able to lace me in more tighly and make my waist look smaller. Now it already looks smaller anyway, this may be redundant. Or is it? How many inches could I shave off my waist by having a corset instead of a zip? Has anyone had this alteration done, and if so, what difference does it make to the fit of the dress? Obviously, I don’t want to shell out more money to have something done which is unneccesary, but I want to look my best, and my waist has always been a ‘problem area’. What do you guys think – any comments are welcomed…
Post # 3
I don’t think you will be able to pull the corset in that tightly if you want to be able to breathe and move comfortably. If they just alter the dress to your curves, it will look great.
Post # 4
I think you should leave it as is. Spending more money is a waste if you’ve already lost weight. What would happen if the seamstress messed up and it didn’t look right? Does your dress need altered already since you’re smaller?
Post # 5
Does is need taking in anyway because of your weight loss? Are you still losing weight? The corset back is nice because of the flexibility, if you lose or gain a few pounds, you can lace it to fit you exactly. My dress came with a corset back, and it was good thing, because I lost more weight than I expected.
Post # 6
Yes, the dress does need taking in. I am still losing weight, but have persuaded the seamstress to wait with the second fitting until the end of august and the final fitting 1 week before the wedding. Hopefully my weight will be pretty stable by then…
Post # 7
If that’s the case, then maybe a lace up corset would help if you end up losing more weight. You’d just have to tie it tighter?
Post # 8
I had the same idea as you. The dress I purchased is a zip up but I love the look of a corset, and what a corset normally does to define the waistline. I’ve lost some weight too so my dress was big on me at my fitting two weeks ago, and even though I went into it set on having it made into a corset back, after discussing it with the seamstress and really looking at it, I changed my mind and decided to leave it as is.
Corsets don’t always provide magical amounts of definition. I was really surprised to find that my dress made my waist look much smaller than any of the corset back dresses that I tried on previously, and it was actually a really big reason why I chose that dress.
I would suggest that you really look at the dress back and think about what changing it would do for the overall feeling of the dress and how that fits in with your vision. I wouldn’t change it unless you really loved the corset idea. And schedule your final fitting as close as comfortably possible.
Post # 9
I would not have it corseted if you don’t need it. If it really doesn’t need it you are taking away something that could go wrong, why take a chance if you don’t need to.