Post # 1
I was trying on wedding gowns this weekend for the first time, and my options were severely limited because I do not like tie up backs. The gal who was helping me told me that they can change button ups to ties, but not vice versa.
I’m not trying to bash anyone (and I know there are a lot of you) who have and like lace up backs, so hopefully you don’t feel like I am!
Post # 3
That’s odd, because I had the opposite problem! I was dying to have a lace-up back and had issues finding dresses that had them! In other words, keep looking because I found tons of dresses with zips and buttons in the back. 🙂
Post # 4
Can you maybe describe why you don’t like them? Is it just the look you don’t like? The big advantage for brides and stores is that there is a lot more flexibility in the sizing meaning less precise measurements needed for them and less alterations for brides.
Davids Bridal doesn’t have a lot of dresses with lace ups btw.
Post # 5
I wasn’t the biggest fan of corsets (and my Mom did not like them at ALL!), b/c I thought it would distract from the dress, but I ended up buying one! I was thinking about getting it changed from a corset to zipper by my seamstress, but really grew on me. But I also ordered a size up and getting it altered so that the corset comes together really tight. I didn’t want the normal 1-2 inches of laces between the corset back.. if that makes sense! That way, it wont take away from the back of my dress. But I heard that some designers allow their dresses to be made either way so you can chose. Maggie Sottero isn’t one of them though.
Post # 6
Hopefully nobody will be offended. Everyone has different opinions on what they want in a dress. I know how you feel about being more limited in selection. I didn’t want a corset back either. I tried some on and I did love how I looked in them, so I ended up with a dress with a hidden inner corset that you can’t see. Perfect compromise! And I actually don’t dislike the corset dresses, I just wanted to be different because everyone I know gets one and I feel like a copycat at this point. The last 3 weddings I’ve attended the bride had that kind of dress, so I just didn’t want to be the same if that makes sense. They are so flattering though! Good luck in your dress search I know the right one is out there for you!
Post # 7
@caszos: I don’t think we have David’s Bridal in Canada, or at least in the part that I live in. And ya, I don’t like the look of them, especially when they don’t have a panel and the skin is peeking out. I think it’s mostly because I just love the look of those cute little buttons!
Post # 8
I really don’t care for them either, I don’t like the look of them. Funny cause I ended up with a dress that laces up the back 🙂 A small compromise. I agree with Gemstone though most of the dresses I looked at and tried on were zipper dresses, so keep looking, I am sure you will find what you are looking for.
Post # 9
oh and I love that there are corsets under the dress that are tied up, it’s just the outside I’d rather have the zipper and then buttons covering it 🙂
Post # 10
I’m not the biggest fan either. I think they’re just a bit too romantic and intricate for my taste. Honestly, I’d rather skip buttons as well and just have a hidden zipper.
Post # 11
I hate them because they’re EVERYWHERE now, and it’s annoying to see every dress with a corset back (no offense to anyone).
Post # 12
I’m on the fence about the corset back.. I tried on one DB dress that had a corset with material behind it, so it blended in pretty nicely. My personal preference leans more towards a hidden zipper, or buttons if there aren’t too many. I’m not a fussy person!
Post # 13
Oi. Hates such a strong word.
Either way, i know what you are saying. I didnt want a corset either at first and buttons seemed so much more classic and “vintage” looking.
BUT i didnt like my body when i went dress shopping and if I lost or gained weight a corset would be the best option for “bending” with the loss or gain.
PLUS my friend had a button up dress and she said it was her one regret, she said it was a huge pain in the ass and some of the buttons became loose over the night.
Post # 14
I also was adament about NOT having a corset back. It’s just totally not my style. Anyone who knows me in real life would understand. I am SUPER conservative and that would look too ‘boudoir’ on me.
I actually fell in love with a Pnina Tournai dress at Kfeld with a corset back (she only makes corset back dresses) and I was only willing to buy it because they could install buttons on top of the corset so it would be hidden. I didn’t end up with it, but was OK with this solution.
Post # 15
I just think they’re….odd. A lingerie corset on a formal gown? I understand they give the wearer ease and flexibility with size, but so does a tailor.
Post # 16
I dont HATE them but the look wasnt for me. They remind me of shoelaces! While I have seen lace up backs that I absolutely love, I prefer buttons…I think they are much more timeless and romantic than the corset back.