(Closed) Am I the only one who does not like lace up backs?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
13563 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
3761 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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 # 8
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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 # 10
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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.

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