(Closed) Corset back?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

My mom laced me up on the wedding day. She practiced once at my final fitting and had no troubles on the day of! 🙂

Post # 4
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mother laced me up. She had some practice and did fine. The alterations lady also showed her how it do it. Getting in wasn’t so bad, but getting out took forever!

Post # 5
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

No it’s not hard to lace it or tie it.  Especially if you have someone to help you and make sure the bow is just right and everything.  You shouldn’t be lacing it tightly since when it’s built into a dress like that it’s not meant to be laced tight so don’t worry about that part.  Just make sure the ribbons are flat and that the bow looks even.  Also, those type of dresses usually tie at the bottom of the “corset” part which makes it even easier to tie.  I wear a real, high quality, custom made corset almost daily for back problems and I can lace that just fine on my own and let me tell ya, real corsets are *much* harder to lace than the kind that’s built into dresses for decoration.  You can practice ahead of time if it makes you feel better, but honestly I think you’ll be fine.  🙂  I might make one suggestion though.  Lace it loosley before you put the dress on.  That should make it even easier to get all the ribbons flat and make the bow pretty once it’s on as opposed to threading the laces through and everything after you’re wearing it.

Post # 7
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

It’s just like lacing shoes, really. : ) Just make sure the ribbon is flat & they cross over each other the same way, and you’ll be fine!

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