Post # 1
So I’m one of those military brides getting married in a hurry and two months ago I went and tried on a wedding dress that I ended up loving and so my mom bought it for me. It was off the rack, fit perfectly and was a great price.
However, I was listening to my mom describe the dress to someone and she said it has an open corset. I didn’t realize this, because I was wearing my white cami while I tried it on (stupid, I know, but I have terrible stretchmarks and didn’t want the store lady to see when she was helping me get the dress on)
So now, I don’t know, do I need to have a modesty panel put in? I’m a size 16-18 in bridal gowns and I feel like maybe since I’m plus sized I can’t pull it off?
Sorry if this has already been discussed, I looked and couldn’t find a thread specifically for plus sized brides.
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@slicey19: My back has no stretchmarks and actually I don’t mind it. So I dunno. Thanks for your thoughts!
Post # 6
@Goodie: That’s what I thought at first too and one of my bridesmaids said she thought they were gross. Thank you for your advice 🙂
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
I personally prefer corsets with the modesty panel in place, no matter the bride’s size.
Post # 13
I say try it on and take a pic.. we will be honest 🙂
Post # 14
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.
which do you think is more attractive?
Post # 15
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 😉
Post # 16
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.