Post # 1
As a photographer, every week I see brides have one of 3 scenarios. Maybe 1 in 4 have a perfect fitting dress. maybe 2 will have a slightly loose dress, and 1 may take a few min to get it there, but finally getting it zipped dress.
So, I wanted a corset!
What do I fall in love with, no corset. My weight DOES fluctuate and so I’m really nervous that after the final fitting it still won’t be perfect on the wedding day.
I THINK that the dress I’m ordering would look good with a corset. No strings hanging out or bows or anything… but with the corset back.
My mom already doesn’t like the dress, and while it may be a bit much with the bustles, I’m worried about fit! I like things nice and tight and snug and if I so much as gain or loose a lb I’ll be nervous or terrified…. To add would be about >$150 and with alterations I’d probably spend that much. BUT, Pronovias doesn’t modify designs so it has to be done in store! ack.
Here’s the back of the dress
I’d love to see others who added a corset back to their gown.
Post # 3
I did and would highly recommend it – I started off with DB t8076 – which had a plain zipper back, and had a seamstress add the corset back. She sewed the modesty panel from material she cut from the bottom of the dress because I am such a shorty! For an extra touch, I ordered blue corset ribbon from etsy on an alchemy order and laced that over the ivory laces.
Post # 4
I’m having my converted to a corset for an additional $150 (done directly by the manufacturer). 1.) I think it looks prettier 2.) I think it’ll give me a better fit on the day off. Since I’m going strapless I want the top as TIGHT as possible so I’m not yanking it up all afternoon like a 16 yr old at prom.
Post # 5
I bought a dress that is a size too small and I was fine with it because the plan was always to put in a corset. I was quoted something like $250 to put a corset in, which is high but the dress was $500 at Running of the Brides. My dress is somewhat similar to yours, so I think yours would look fine with a corset back.
Post # 6
I was just at David’s Bridal waiting to be measured in the alterations area. On the bulletin board was a memo stating that they now have the ability to put a corset into a zippered dress. I haven’t heard the best about David’s Bridal Alterations departments in general, so I’m not sure I would use them. But it just tells you that it is possible to do. Go to a reputable seamtress in your area and ask.
Post # 7
Since you’re tall and most likely won’t be hemming your dress much, my only concern is getting matching fabric for the modesty panel. Can you order fabric from Pronovias? I think your dress will look great with a corset back.