Post # 1
i’m pretty new to the wedding-dress search, but have any of you found dresses with built-in corsets that actually provide support (not just decorative) AND are affordable? I’m pretty busty but I love the strapless look and I want to avoid the dreaded “uniboob.”
My dream dress would be a Maggie Sottero, but I don’t think I’d ever be able to afford one unless it was pretty deeply discounted.
Thanks all, and I’d appreciate any advice you have to offer!
Post # 3
Well i’m not sure what affordable means to you but Blue by Enzoani is affordable in my opinion and has built in corsets. Thats what I had.
Post # 4
I’m guessing based on not being able to afford Maggie dresses (same boat here!) that any Enzoani would be out of the question. More than $1000 for a dress just is not a reasonable amount of money for the average bride to spend.
I don’t know about a dress with a built-in corset that would work for a busty bride, but I have been given the suggestion by a bridal consultant that a seamstress can sew a corset or longline bra into the bodice of a dress for extra support and security.
Post # 5
Yeah I should have been more clear – I’m looking to keep it under $700 (+ alts) if at all possible, and that might even be pushing it. I’ll definitely look into the seamstress option though, thanks! I really do like some of the cheaper David’s Bridal-type dresses, but I just feel like they wouldn’t do me justice as-is.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
If you want to up your budget to more like 2k, Marisa makes amazing dresses with lots of structure and corsetting, but I’m not sure if any have visible boning… if that’s what you mean by a build-in corset.
Post # 7
Check out this website: http://www.weddingdressfantasy.com
She makes amazing dresses. Most are between $720 and $1000 so a little above your budget. But I know a lot of these dresses have corsets.
Post # 8
My daughter had her prom corset and gown handmade. She does gorgeous work! http://enchantedcorsets.com/home