(Closed) Can you wear an under bust corset under a corset-back dress?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got an underbust to go under my dress.  I still wore a longline type bra for the support but got an awesome shape! Which was what I was after.

Post # 4
3377 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@kimmyd:  I wear a 36dd and I had cups sewn into my dress. I just had our officiant (who laced me up) tie the laces on the back of the dress extra tight. I can’t imagine wearing something ELSE that restricted me the way that the corset back already did underneath. I had no issues. 🙂

Post # 5
10369 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you have a corseted gown, you shouldn’t need a bra. At most, having cups sewn in should do the trick. I have a 36DD bra size, and the corseted dressed I tried on were really, really supportive. In fact, I think any other undergarments would have been too bulky and awkward.

Post # 6
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@kimmyd:  I’m not one of the well-endowed ladies, but my dress was too open at the bust when I leaned over (whereas it was perfect everywhere else) so I just wore a corset-type undergrament under my dress to close the gap, rather than get more alterations. It did the trick and looked fantastic much of the night! It made me comfortable enough to lean over without worrying about anything “falling out.” One caveat – you’d want to be careful to get an undergarment that doesn’t make your dress too tight, lest you want a bunch of pics like these (photo taken after a few hours into the evening and my strapless gown had slid down a little) Smile 

Post # 10
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@kimmyd:  I ended up getting a second set of laces and once we got the corset to where I wanted it on the wedding day we cut them off the bottom so it didn’t bunch up. 

To disclose, I ended up buying about 3 different corsets (tried 2 over busts with different cuts so I wouldn’t have to wear a bra/corselette under it but the underbust/long line bra was best combo).  I personally didn’t mind too terribly much since I was buying them off the shelf vs. custom AND I wear them all the time.  So it wasn’t a waste of money for me (more like an excuse..LOL).

I’d like to have gone with just the corset in the dress but it didn’t have the proper boning to truely give me the shape I wanted.  Plus, I LIKE corsets and like the feeling of it tight laced (wasn’t as tight as it could be in the photo above or the wedding since I needed to be able to sit in a classic rolls royce. 😉 so it wasn’t ever a question for me.  I was dead set on a corset under my dress.

Post # 11
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am! But my corset has clips that snap down my tummy, like bra clips 🙂


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