(Closed) Corset Back – How to Tie

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

when i look at corset back dresses on here,  mine looks so different to theirs.  i have seen a wider gap where lots of ribbon/cord is showing  but mine is vertually closed like yours. 

i was beginning to think there was a fault with my dress.  so i am happy to see yours is the same,  and never having laced one up,  i would love to see a toot on this.  i think its probably pretty straightforward,  but theres always someone with a quicker and easier way of doing things. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

The ones like the picture are probably just a larger dress cinched tighter so the lacing is closer, but I’m just guessing. Both my daughter’s dresses were corset backs, and they each looked a bit different laced up. I personally hate seeing the bottom tied in a bow, so we just knotted the ends and tucked them in.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

There is always a loop at the end, as there is in that picture you posted as well. You just have to really tuck it in to avoid seeing it. You could also just leave it tied in a bow and leave it on the outside of the dress.

If the dress fits, your corset should come out tightly closed like the picture. If your dress is too small, the gaps will be wide and will look (in my opinion) awful, but a lot of people wear them like that.

Here is mine at my first dress appointment. They are pulled a tad too tight here causing the rippling in the dress. A little looser would have done the trick. But you get the idea.

 

In a dress that doesn’t fit too well, this is what they could look like:

 

There is also usually an optional modesty piece to cover any skin showing:

 

 

Oooorrr there’s not:

 

 

Again, the look is all about personal preference, but to me, there’s an obvious choice that looks better.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

That is a tight corset and you can have them made to be wider.

This is my wider corset.

However, generally, you don’t leave the ties out when wearing the corset – you tuck them in at the bottom.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

My daughter had a corset back with her dress. The bridal salon told us the lacing should be wider at the top and narrow at the bottom- an inverted triangle like the above picture. They also told us to leave the last loop at the bottom open, tie the strings in a bow or knot and tuck them inside the dress (which is why you leave the last loop undone- so you have room for that)

 

Post # 8
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1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

yes mine is closed,  but probably because its on a small dressmakers dummy….when i get it on it probably will be a wider gap….but not too wide i hope. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yikes…looks like Im not the only one having a hard time! I am taking 2 poeple to my fitting so that there’s 2 people to remember how to tie my corset!!!

Good luck!

 

Post # 10
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We tucked my tie through at the bottom. My seamstress taught me how to tie it and then I showed my BMs before I put the dress on. We didn’t have any problems.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

 

This was mine on the wedding day. It is supposed to be wider at top and narrow at the bottom. The final loop or bow at the end gets tucked into the dress so you don’t see it. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My bridal consultant said a proper fitting corset back gown should be wider at the top, creating the distinct “v”. A gown that can be laced up tight into a straight line usually means the dress is too big but of course, that is about personal preference. The actually tucked the laces into the dress at the very bottom, so there isn’t a huge bow sitting on my bum.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@milesbella: 

I had my wedding on Friday (the 20th of April) and my mother in law who was helping me with tying the dress up, left the decency flap part folded open.  She also tied it too tight and had all the ribbon tangled rather than flat as was instructed.  I only realised this when I went to the loo later in the evening reception so I’ve been walking around and photographed with a badly tied wedding dress which I had been waiting to wear for over a year and so looking forward to. 

I tried to ensure that this kind of disaster doesn’t happen, but I suppose when your family don’t care, there’s not a lot more that I could have done bar learn amazing acrobatic stunts to tie the thing up myself or just get the button up one.  Wish I’d anticipated this. 

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