(Closed) Corset back…no modesty panel…can I pull it off?

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

how do you feel about your back? Do you have a photo in the dress. Personally, I think how open ist is makes a huge difference and you mention hiding stretch marks so if I were you, I would try it on and be sure I liked how it looked.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

For my personal preferance no one should leave a corset back open, regardless of size. I think it looks a bit unfinished. It would be easy to sew one in, too. But if you get it and like the look, leave it! It is your dress afterall and you should be happy and feel comfortable in it. I’m just some silly stranger lady from the internet. =]

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m around your size and will be taking the modesty panel out, I like it much better that way. It’s just a matter of personal preference.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My dear friend also had this issue and is having one added in the palest shade of blue. It is beautiful and now we are trying to find a place to get her shoes dyed to match!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with @goodie.  I recently came across pics of an ex’s cousin’s wedding, and the (medium-sized) bride had an open corset back, and my fiance grimaced when he saw it and I found myself shaking my head at it.  I frankly don’t think its pretty at any size, but if you do decide to do it, I’d recommend no more than a sliver of exposed skin. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I don’t like it – it’s a wedding, not a club.  It would be fairly easy to sew one up, and then sew snaps on either side of the dress to secure the panel.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with most of the bees on this one.  It shouldn’t be hard to sew a triangle panel with snaps to fit in there.  If you are handy with the sewing machine, you could probably do it yourself with a little bit of fabric.  The fabric doesn’t need to be an exact match since it will be behind the lacing.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper

I personally prefer corsets with the modesty panel in place, no matter the bride’s size.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I say try it on and take a pic.. we will be honest ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I prefer the dresses with the panel. Even a slim woman can look a bit exposed in a wedding dress without one. If the corset is tied too tight or doesn’t fit perfectly, you can see folds of skin- and that’s just not attractive on anyone. 

 vs

which do you think is more attractive?

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with the other bees!  There is a time and a place for some serious skin, and I don’t think a wedding is one of those!  I say leave the open corset for the wedding night ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i had the option for a modesty panel or not and decided i was going with one. im already showing more than my grandparents would like with it being strapless so i was nice and made a panel. its super easy its just a few snaps and a piece of fabric nig enought o cover the back of the corset.

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