Post # 1
I bought a corset, and got the smallest size they had. It was a proper (cheaper) corset and looked really good on. I put my dress on over at my alterations house, who is also a friend, expecting from trying it on in store before taking home with me for it needing taking it. When I put on the corset it barley needed it. Now, seeing as I of course wouldnt dream I might have gained weight.. lol… I asked my friend why she though this was. SHe took a look at the coset and it explained I bought the smallest on, but it still needed 4″ smaller around the waist, and it was really not doing its job other that being cute. She is having me go online and by one by waist size, and if need she will have to tie me in if I cant get the hang of it on wedding day.
Now, there is a lady her daughter goes to and it is with shipping $79 for the one I need. I was thinking of skipping it and just getting a body shapper like my sister did, but I just LOVE the look of my posture in a corset, I like the look FH will have after *wink* and for a good strappless body shaper with bra attached or seperate I will be spending the same amount.
Have anyone worn one for a wedding? Is it worth the price?
Did your dress look exactly how you wanted or did the extra bulk change the dress?
(as a side note for those who know proper corsets/overbust waist cinchers, I have worn them in the past for special occasions, but I lost a TON of weight since then, and have only ever had to buy before this the one…. I forgot even with my discount how expensive they are!!)
Post # 3
I would wear the body shaper under your dress and change into a corset for your Fiance on the wedding night!
Friendly note: your post was a little difficult to read. You may want to edit it a bit.
Post # 4
how much cinch does your current corset give you? you said you’ve worn proper ones before, there should be a good 3 to 4 inches of cinch, otherwise it’s too big. your corset should not close completely the first time you put it on.
Post # 6
@marie_sutton: it’s been over an hour, she can’t.
OP, i understand your post. I have a “real” corset as well that I might be wearing, depends on how they look together. i was worried about it showing through a bit too, but the boning on mine seems encased enough that it shouldn’t be a problem. if you want a smaller waist, go with the corset, if you’re looking for a smoother silhouette, go for the bodyshaper.
Post # 7
man i want a real corset! i suggest saving the real thing for after the wedding or for the wedding night and maybe going with a body shaper to wear under the dress. but thats completely up to you. one thing i noticed was that i was just so nasty after that night from dancing and sweating – i was really glad i saved the pretty stuff for the honeymoon.
Post # 8
My current corset is closed now in back, although it is really pretty, it doesnt cinch really. More for being pretty now that I am smaller. I think it was barely fitting before. I really want better posture (mine is horrible) and I like how straight it makes me. Smaller waist is also a great benefit. lol…
I tried on a body shaper with the dress when I was looking, and it was good, but I am a very odd shape (chesty but short) and I would have to order it anyway to get the right fit. In my mind why not order something I know I will love under and after, for the same price it costs me to get a shaper. I just hate ordering things you obviously cant return (unless seller mistake) just to have it not work for a long period of dancing or just doesnt work with a wedding dress. Thank goodness I have a rouged (sp? sorry) bodice, and with even my too big one you couldnt tell there was boneing.
(also I will edit my previous post soon… using i touch so I may not always articulate well. sorry!!)
Post # 9
yeah, since it’s closed, you’re not really going to be getting any cinching benefit – it may be pretty but that means it’s too large. but, if what you’re really interested in is posture and your current ones does that for you, then stick with it! personally, i can’t stand wearing spanx! they seem to make me look heavier not skinnier, so unless for some reason i look awesome with one in my dress, i’ll either go corset or without either. where are you looking at for real corsets? at the place i ordered mine from, i would have been able to do an exchange if i ordered too large – i would think that would hold true for most shops unless you’re getting it custom ordered. i don’t think you would have to worry anyway, you just take your waist measurement and subtract 3-4 inches and then that’s the size they build it for.