(Closed) Corset back or zip up?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well I always feel a corset back is a Win-Win situation. You can gain and loose a bit in inches and you can alway tighten it ( it wont slide) or loosen it should things be uncomfortable. Buttons can pop off and zippers can break.

Its really up to you! Can you post a pic?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it would look pretty with a corset 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it’s more of a stylistic question.  If you like the look of the corset back, go for it.  It’s a common alteration.  I personally hate the look of corset backs, reminds me of lingerie, so if it were me, I’d rock the zip up w/ the beautiful covered buttons down the back.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like the flexibility the corset offers.  I loved that my final alteration was a week before the wedding and I didn’t have to worry that I would gain or lose a tiny amount to make it too tight or too loose.  It can always be adjusted so if you can’t breath, have someone loosen it.  Or if it’s slipping, have someone tighten it back up.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Corset backs are perfectly comfortable and can add a little something to the back of the dress. Zippers are fairly plain and simple, but with the right buttons, can be lovely. It is purely a matter of taste, but either are equally comfortable. One would need alterations if they gained or lost weight with a zip back, while corsets allow more flexibility. Some dresses are quite elaborate in back or are heavily textured and seem better suited for a zipper. It seems most brides prefer a corset back, due to their flexibility and interesting element. Good luck! Beautiful dress. 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

While I understand why people love the corset back (very forgiving like PP said), I personally don’t like the look of them.  However, I know I’m in the minority so you just have to figure out what you like best.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

After seeing the dress, I’d vote to keep it as is. There looks like intricate beading on the bodice and its a different material skirt. If the skirt was fitted furthur down I’d say ok try it, but it stops at the waist and I think is not intended as much for a dress like yours. It’s already so pretty. Just have it taken in to give you an hourglass.

I was really into corset dresses at first but found them costricting and hard to sit down and breathe. I ended up with a zip and its just fine.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I decided to change my dress from a zipper to a corset so that I didnt have to worry about losing or gaining weight. Also, I wanted the dress to show off my hourglass figure too, and I thought a corset was the best way to do it. Fortunately, this worked in my favor bc I unknowingly lost a few inches around my waist. If it werent for the corset, I would be panicked right now bc there just isnt any time for alterations for me. Stylistically speaking, I dont think your dress needs a corset, it is quite beautifully decorated as is.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

zip up for sure

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think you should stick with the zip up, mainly because the button on the back of the dress just flow so perfectly with the dress, plus it would look weird going to buttons all the way up to a corset. It would look like the dress is broken up. I have a zip up dress and it shows all of my curves(it’s a tulle ball gown) when she did the alterations she took it in to the perfect to hit every curve.  So I personally says STICK with the zip up and the buttons. Don’t interupt the flow of the dress.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I chose my dress because of the corset back. It’s true that it’s more forgiving, but you can’t get into or out of it by yourself.

Style wise, I think your dress would still look great with a lace up back if you decide to change it.

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