(Closed) Best most effective corset?

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Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@Melini: yeah, that was a problem that i had with Spanx actually! it like… concentrated all of my body fat and rolled it to my thighs – it was pretty terrible! that wasn’t an issue with the corset i got though, everything was smooth (no bulges anywhere) and comfortable. i have a mermaid wedding dress and a 1950s style reception dress, but i haven’t decided if i’m going to wear it with one, both or the other. i thought maybe i was too big for the reception dress and needed the corset for it, but it seems it’s just a faulty zipper, so i’ll probably just get the zipper converted to a corset back and then decide if a real corset is still necessary under it or not.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@Evie19:  You probably just need to try it out on your body.  In my try-ons, boned dresses with fuller skirts didn’t benefit from the corset.  If felt like I got more back fat than shape improvement.  Your dress looks like one that will hide your secrets well.

But for things that fitted through the tummy, the corset/shaper was key!  Wearing a spanx type of thing that ends low that’s as tight as you can stand with a slightly looser corset that goes to your bra line can help smooth out the pooch too.

Your dress is gorgeous, btw!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Bumping this up…I decided to try a corset and thanks to this thread and some others, I bought one from What Katie Did. It arrived today…just in time for my fitting tomorrow!! Eeek! That was cutting it close. Because I needed one in a hurry, I had to get something they had in stock, so I got the Baby corset. It’s so comfortable! I was really impressed by the look, feel, and construction.

However, I’m wondering if a pronounced waist reduction will look unnatural when I have my wedding dress on! As it is, my hips are 39″ and my waist is 29″. With the Baby corset, I can get a 3″ reduction, so that makes a 13″ difference between my hips and waist! And I’m only 35″ in the bust, so it’s not like I’ve got a lot to balance out my hips. Unfortunately, my mom and best friend live in another state so I’ll just have to see how it looks at the fitting tomorrow and make a judgement call on my own…that’s always nervewracking. πŸ˜‰ I went ahead and got a traditional longline strapless bra/bustier that I know will look fine under the dress, even if it doesn’t reduce my waist as much as the corset. It’ll at least smooth things out. πŸ˜‰

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Evie19: I can post again so I’m here to give you an update!

So, I have opted to suck it up (literally) and wear the Baby corset under my dress. First, I have to tell you that my little-old-lady seamstress seemed to love that corset. πŸ™‚ She kept saying, “Oh, that’s just the prettiest little corset!” It cracked me up. πŸ™‚

Anyway, it is definitely not too bulky under my dress, but I think the construction of my dress helps that quite a bit. It’s got enough layers to “hide” the corset, if that makes sense, and the organza overlay helps as well. Between the waist reduction from the corset and the fact that the dress was a little big in the waist to begin with, the seamstress was able to take my dress in a whopping 3 inches in the waist, and it looks FANTASTIC. I’ll attach some pictures…

First, a picture of the dress, unaltered and without any shapewear underneath:

Now, with the corset, and altered:

The pictures don’t even do it justice…it looks so much better in person! I love the shape I get from the corset and alterations.

So, I guess it depends on your dress, but I wouldn’t rule out the corset if you really want to wear it!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got a corset for my dress!! I h=got an overbust, but I am REALLY short, and it was too long. I ended up really liking a friends underbust, and got one from this seller on ebay:

CORSETWHOLSALE

They are SO well made, and fully steel boned!! I love it!! takes a while to get used to. I started with a hour a day for a week, and added time to it each day. I think they are about $49-$79. Wish I knew that with my expensive first one. The maker is from India, but it came in within a week, with tracking. She makes custom too!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got a corset for my dress!! I h=got an overbust, but I am REALLY short, and it was too long. I ended up really liking a friends underbust, and got one from this seller on ebay:

CORSETWHOLSALE

They are SO well made, and fully steel boned!! I love it!! takes a while to get used to. I started with a hour a day for a week, and added time to it each day. I think they are about $49-$79. Wish I knew that with my expensive first one. The maker is from India, but it came in within a week, with tracking. She makes custom too!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

THey are SO nice. I was skeptical, but when I got it in it was so well made. I brought it to my friend who tight laces to check it out and she told me it was really good. If you message the lady she will even custom make one for last I checked $100.

I did alot of research, and she owns punk69. They are really well known but there are alot of fakes out there. Her website is

https://www.corsetwholesale.com

 

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