(Closed) Wish I had bought a corset

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Have you tried any lingerie or adult stores?  I know that many of those have good, structured corsets.  Some of the big department stores like Neiman Marcus or Dillards may have somehing as well.  You still have a few days to check out a few more places, if you have the time!  

I am sure you will look stunning (and thin! 27 inch waist is AWESOME!) in your dress regardless!  Have a wonderful wedding! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you can’t find a corset in time, how about one of those mud wrap things that suck all the water out of you? I think those bring inches down immediately. 

(PS, I’d kill for a 27inch waist!)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m sure you will look beautiful… with or without a corset!  And people will not be talking about what your waist looks like (how superficial!)… they’ll be talking about what great food you have, or what a great time they’re having, or what a wonderful couple you are.  Don’t sweat the small stuff! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m sure you will look beautiful… with or without a corset!  And people will not be talking about what your waist looks like (how superficial!)… they’ll be talking about what great food you have, or what a great time they’re having, or what a wonderful couple you are.  Don’t sweat the small stuff! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m sure you will look good too!! But remember puting a corset may not fit with your dress if you have altered it already to fit perfectly without it. Just that extra fabric you need to consider.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A corset might not look smooth enough under a dress though.. I think you were better off going with shapewear.  A 27 inch waist is very tiny anyways!

I tried on a corset dress, the sales lady tied it waaay too tight.  My waist did look tiny, but the fat was pushed to my upper back and arms (it has to go somewhere!) and I thought it ended up making me look chubbier than non-corset dresses.

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Frederick’s of Hollywood has a lace-up corset that I’m planning to get to go under my dress– I want the benefits of a corset but my dress wouldn’t look right with a corset back, and I had the same issues: couldn’t be super expensive, but needed to lace up, had to be strapless, and had to be white. Here it is online, and they do carry it in store (or at least did as of a month or so ago):

http://www.fredericks.com/Hollywood_Dream_Corset/51786,default,pd.html?cgid=c034#

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m with EmEv – I’ve seen some brides pulled too tightly into corsets and it’s really not a good look. Better to look naturally curvy and comfortable than unnaturally squeezed in and bulging over the top. (I wish I could find some pics of people bulging over the top of strapless dresses but I can’t find any right now… but there are plenty out there!)

Definitely don’t worry about being ‘as small as possible’ or focus on a number. Focus on how healthy you feel and how beautiful you’ll look overall. Your fiance fell in love with you for who you are and he’ll think you’re beautiful no matter what. He honestly won’t notice a difference of an inch or two!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I second the Frederick’s recommendation.  It’s not the same as a high quality corset you can have made for you but I HAVE had a Frederick’s corset or two and they do provide a decent waist reduction and most are under $75 or so…  in my city they have Frederick’s in the malls.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would not suggest the Frederick’s route for the corset. I ordered it in white to wear for my boudoir pics and was not very happy with the quality of it. It does not really shape well to your body and actually made the area from under my boobs to my belly button look bigger from the side because it doesn’t conform at all to your natural body.

I don’t know if I’m explaining this right…it just takes away any shape you already have and fits oddly, myabe this was just my eperience and I had an ill fitting one for my body, but I would suggest it only if you have a back-up plan if you don’t like the way it looks.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

With regard to the Frederick’s corset:  it totally depends on the model.  If you have a store to try on various ones I would do that.  Some are great, some suck.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Nobody will notice 3 inches on your waist! Just relax, and enjoy your wedding day. It makes me really sad when women obsess like this over their weight when they are clearly very thin, and fit, and healthy already.

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