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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love the look of button backs but I love the flexability of a lace up.  The only alterations I needed on my dress due to this was a bustle.  I also didn’t have to worry about gaining or losing a few pounds.

Post # 33
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


I like the aesthetic look of little fabric covered buttons best myself.

Corset/laceup/tie up backs are everywhere!

Post # 34
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010



I mean, you don’t see many Vera Wang dresses with lace up backs, do you… nuff said!

Post # 35
722 posts
Busy bee

I don’t like them at all-luckily the slim modern dresses I like almost never have them.

Post # 36
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

(and I personally think they look a bit cheap)


(i’d like to say “no offense”, but that’s just being hypocritical, it is basically telling those bees with lace up dresses that their dresses look cheap)


(i don’t think their dresses look cheap….. i just think they’d look more expensive if they had buttons or a zip ;))

Post # 37
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The buttons on my dress had elastic loops, so they were actually easy to do and undo.  My tired and slightly drunk husband was able to undo them with no issues.

Post # 38
8736 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@pb and j: My Fiance told me he didn’t wan ta dress with buttons for just that reason! I think I may have to get one though, I love the way they look (or one with buttons over a hidden zipper!)

Post # 39
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wasn’t a fan of them either, but ended up with a dress with a lace up back!

For me, we only had a few weeks to put the whole wedding together, so I got a dress that I loved off the rack.  It was a bit tight, so my future Mother-In-Law just widened the panel a bit and it fits like a glove!  Alterations would have been trickier & more time consuming with a zipper or buttons.

To each their own.  We all know what we like, and what we don’t.  As long as you love your dress, that all that matters!

Post # 40
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@KatNYC2011: if you do end up with the buttons, a crochet hook will be your best friend. my Maid/Matron of Honor had them on her dress and that crochet hook saved us. we did a trial run with it at one of her fittings so i was good at fastening and unfastening them. before she and Darling Husband left at the end of the night, i just quickly undid them all with the hook (there was a zipper underneath them holding the dress up). she was afraid her husband would have no patience and would just end up ripping the dress!

Post # 41
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@mrsBtoBee: there are plenty of couture/exclusive/expensive dresses that have corset backs…including Vera Wang…


I have to say, I love the little button down the back of a dress  or a simple clean finish over the look of a lace-up corset, but nothing beats the fit/take-in power of a laced up corset dress. You can just strap yourself in as tight as you want! I pretty much think fit is the main reason corsets are so popular and so many women choose to have them incorporated into their wedding gowns.

They do wonders for the figure!

So if you hate the lace-up look, but want a corset fit. The inner corset is a wonderful compromise! 


Post # 42
9028 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont like lace ups either.. although they do look better on some dresses than others.. but overall I prefer buttons…

Post # 43
2203 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My parents made it very clear that they don’t like corset backs…it was really funny to me to hear that from them because the entire wedding process has been “It’s whatever you want, we just want you to be happy” but they had a definate opinion on the back of my dress lol

Personally, if a dress was any other color but white (or ivory), I wouldn’t like the lace up look. I love what they can do to one’s figure but I’m obsessed with buttons on the backs of dresses (and even wrote a post when I was having major internal turmoil about the buttons on the dress I bought…yikes lol)

Post # 44
13563 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I don’t mind the concept of this thread—in fact, I commented on it—but remember that the OP wants to know who else doesn’t like lace-up backs. Not why you don’t like them. So please just be careful about calling other brides’ dresses unflattering names. 🙂

Post # 46
1254 posts
Bumble bee

Lace-up backs are not my style but it has its useful purposes. I am a two dress bride and my first one was a lace-up back because it sucked me in like you will not believe. My gosh, it created curves I never thought I had! I think that was the biggest reason I bought my first dress. It was the only one I tried on that day with a lace-up back and it did wonders for my body.


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