Should I change to zipper with faux buttons down back to train?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Change to zipper and faux buttons?
    Keep corset : (16 votes)
    55 %
    Change to zipper and buttons : (13 votes)
    45 %
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    426 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    It looks like it’s too big to use as is, but too small to convert to a zipper.  The edges in the back should be able to overlap if you want to change to a zipper.  So you would have to let it out at the sides in order to get that overlap.  I think it would look nice either way!

    Post # 5
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I would just have it taken in and leave the corset.  I love corset tops though.

    I had a zipper on my dress and it’s the one thing I really didn’t like about it.  It also made problems when I dropped 3 dress sizes a week before my wedding and couldn’t get my dress altered again.  It was really falling off me.  If it had a corset, it could have been pulled tighter and wouldn’t have been an issue on the big day.  I really didn’t see weight loss like that coming.  I think it was stress or something.  It’s never happened to me before and I gained it all right back after the wedding.

    Post # 6
    1259 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted to keep the corset.

    Post # 7
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    even though I did fittings, my dress ended up being too loose on my wedding day. I really wish I had done the corset. why leave it to chance?  the body can fluctuate so much, and the tiniest bit of looseness can cause the dress slump. 

    Post # 8
    3584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    My dress had a zipper.  I was so stressed out before my wedding that I didn’t eat for 4 days and lost some weight and had a noticeable gap between the small of my back and my dress.  A corset back would’ve prevented that.

    Post # 9
    592 posts
    Busy bee

    I love the corset back so I vote keep.  As others have said, the flexibility of it is awesome.  And it goes both way.  If you drop more weight it will still fit.  I was a little bloated on my wedding day and if I had a zipper back it might not have fit!  Plus I like the fact that it can be pulled in tight to give the tiny waist look 🙂

    Post # 10
    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    As much as I loved the look of my zipper back it was a little stressful knowing I did not have much room to go bigger or small if needed the day of, and a corset might have kept my stress down a little about trying to maintain my weight since the last alteration.

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