(Closed) Can I add a coset back to my dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I can’t imagine it being a problem, but the band around your waist may be. Talk to a seamstress about it.

Post # 4
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m getting mine done (I think!) 


Seamstress quoted me about $70-$100


Post # 5
11068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@FallBride100111: I think it would be possible, but as you say the sash could ruin the effect. I also wanted to say it’s a pretty dress.

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yes, a corset can be added to your gown; however, it will ruin the band effect. If I were you, I would leave the back the way it is. If you are using a good seamstress, the seamstress will be able to give you the hourglass effect that you want. Just make sure you tell the seamstress that you want a tight fit. I was going to have a corset put in my gown, but my seamstress suggested leaving it, and I am glad that I did.

Post # 7
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

I’m getting a corset added to mine, but I had to go down 2 sizes (they basically just took out the zipper and possibly some extra material). I’m not sure how it would have looked if they would have had to take out a ton of fabric in the back. I know the seamstresses were talking about the bottom being difficult to get right with the beadwork. I would talk with your seamstress and see what she thinks. Don’t do it if she recommends against it.

Personally, I think the dress is lovely as is. 🙂

Post # 8
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I agree with PP’s. I think a corset would ruin the effect of the ribbon.

Post # 9
33 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think you could go for it if you found a really great dressmaker, you wouldn’t want to skimp on something as complicated as a corset back – the cut would change. 

Post # 10
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

I think it’s possible, but your dress is SO beautiful I wouldn’t mess with it! The buttons are really pretty and I think the corset would get in the way of your sash/ribbon.

Post # 11
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly I wouldn’t do it.  It is perfect the way it is

Post # 12
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If your seamstress is good, she can make the dress fit you without the corset to tighten on you. Part of why all dresses have boning (and hopefully strong boning, not plastic cheap crap) is to hold the dress up as the boning rests over your hips. Just make sure that when you go in for fittings you spent a LONG time in your dress – long enough to warm it up and have it expand – so you can get a very accurate fit.

As for putting a corset in, yes, you can do this, but it WILL change the way your dress looks in the back. It will require some restructuring of the dress to make the corset look right. If there isn’t enough boning throughout the dress, the corset may tug and pull awkwardly. That’s just from my personal experience with making corseted items.

Post # 13
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If you’re worried about the sash, they can sew it in to your dress stopping the sash just as the corset begins.  You won’t get the long tie in the back, but you’ll still have the pretty details that are in the front of the sash.  I do think your dress is gorgeous as it is, but I also agree with loving the idea of a corset.  It’s your pick.

Post # 14
24 posts

I am a seamstress and yes a corsett can be added.

Post # 15
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was wondering the same thing.  I’m your dress twin and my plan was to ask about a corset back for the same reasons.  If you find out anything let me know! Smile

Post # 16
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lynnh2829: Can the dress fit perfectly and have a corset put in? I would love to do this too.



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