(Closed) Alter to a corset back?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Corset Back?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    50 %
    No : (11 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    578 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    What material is that made of? thats gorgeous!  I say dont alter it…


    but, I see your getting married in june, you can wait to have the bodice part done until closer too, right? my seamstress is starting on mine, my day is june 8, but I have to go back at least 2 more times, last time probably early to mid may

    Post # 5
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I bought my dress at David’s and actually just got it back from alterations. It was a zip up back and I switched it to a corset back and I LOVE the way it turned out. The seamstress wasn’t sure if it would work because of the detail on my straps but, like I said, I love the way it turned out and I think it made it fit so much better everywhere- space where you need it, tight where you don’t. Wink


    Dress when I was trying it on with a zipper (and clips, it was too big):



    After adding the corset (and bustle):



    Post # 7
    6386 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I had mine altered from a zipper to a corset back.  I definitely prefer the corset back because it’s more forgiving if you gain/lose weight.

    At my first fitting

    Post # 8
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    You don’t look like you need to change the size, and if you are concerned get some heavy-duty Spanx. 

    I generally really dislike corset backs though. There are very few dresses that they work with, and I don’t think yours would look as nice with one. 

    Post # 9
    1320 posts
    Bumble bee

    @luverly7:  +1

    I almost never like corset backs at all (just look to messy and busy to me). 

    But if you’re worried about sizing/fit, they are a pretty nifty solution since there is way more room for adjustment than a zipper/buttons.


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