Post # 1
I’m going in for my first fitting next week, and am trying to make some decisions about what to do with the back of my dress. My body shape is a bit in flux right now, so I’m thinking about putting in a corset back to provide a little flexibility (plus they pull me into a fantastic hourglass shape!) I originally thought I’d add a ribbon, but I’m not sure.
To lighten up the overall feel of the dress, I plan on cutting the underlay so that the train is primarliy lace, rather than opaque.
I’m torn about my options for bustling. I really don’t want to poof things up, as that’s really not my style, but have struggling to come up with ideas. Any suggestions? Should I bustle or just use a wrist strap?
Do you think the corset is a good idea? Do I put add the sash/ribbon and have it sewn into the corset?
Thanks so much!!!!!
Dress on Model:
Dress on me (trying out various ribbon options–If i do one, it will be satin–and either sewn in, or tied without a bow)
What I imagine the corset/ribbon would look like:
Post # 3
I can’t comment on putting a corset in as I’m not sure how that would change the shape / look of the back of the dress.
I like the ribbon on the dress but I don’t like the bow at the back so only imo, I’d go for something smaller.
Beautiful dress 🙂
Post # 4
@mimimargarita: That is a beautiful dress! Is it a Casablanca?
I would bustle, just so the train is not getting stepped on, etc. A wrist strap seems like sort of a hassle to carry around, but that’s just me. I like the corset idea, since they do give leeway for sizing and can create such a nice shape. If you are going with the ribbon, I say to have it sewn in.
Post # 5
Wow, what a beautiful dress! Looks absolutely stunning on you!
I think your dress would work okay with a corset back.. I’d get the opinion of the dressmaker or the sales girls.. they might have seen someone do it before.
I think the ribbon looks great but my preference would be to have it sewn in as the bodice of the dress is such a lovely tight fitting contrast to the skirt.. I think a bow at the back might detract from this.
I’d presume a bustle would leave you more comfortable and carefree at your reception, and I think it’ll look great!