Post # 1
Hi fellow bees…
I am contemplating having a corset back added to my dress. Simply because it will make the dress more fitting to me and easy to address any last minute fluctuations in my size. I will post my dress below, please let me know your opinions and thoughts regarding having a corset back added. The waist line of the dress is higher up so I am not sure….
Photo courtesy of google images search as I don’t have my own pics available right now! Thank you so very much!!
Post # 4
I have the Oleg Cassini CT318 which also has a higher waist, and I decided to go with a corset back for the same reasons as you. I just had a fitting, and everything is working really well. It definitely makes a difference in the fit, and the high waist doesn’t really matter.
Hope this helps!
Post # 5
I think it would be fine. The only trouble I see is that you’ve got the sash to tie at the back, and many corset backs also tie in a bow at the top or the bottom, so you might be left with two bows which could look odd. Just make sure that the corset ties can be tucked right in so the place where it ties up isn’t visible. If the corset ties are long, like on my friend’s dress here, you might have to shorten them.
And don’t worry about the waist being too high for a corset. There are plenty of high-waisted dresses with corset backs, like this one (a prom dress but it’s the first I could find):
It will mean it’ll fit better through the bust and down to your waist, but it probably won’t pull your tummy in if it doesn’t reach down that far. I’d be careful about making the corset go lower than the natural waistline as you might mess up the natural line of the dress.
Post # 6
@Snuggly: I had a corset back; and the bow was actually at the bottom of the corset and tucked in the dress, so nothing was out at all… (see below)
Considering this, @Chicy; you can totally make it work!
Post # 7
hhmm I think a post disappeared!
Post # 8
My post disappeared! Weird!
But yes, egb, I know that’s what most people do… just something that had to be pointed out in case she ended up with a longer one like my friend’s dress. Hers was an Essense of Australia and for some reason the ties were gigantic.
Post # 9
Since my post hasn’t come back, I’ll summarise:
I just pointed out that sometimes corset backs are tied in a bow which is visible, which wouldn’t work if you’ve already got your sash tied at the back. Just make sure it’s like egb’s above and that it can be tucked in.
I also pointed out that lots of high-waisted dresses have corset backs, like this prom dress:
Usually they go only as low as the dress is fitted. If they go lower it might muck up the natural line of the dress so make sure you get a good seamstress who knows what she’s doing.
Post # 10
i second finding a good seamstress and if the corset back makes you feel and look better in the dress, go for it!
Post # 11
Oh look, my original post is back. Weird!