(Closed) Corset help: under bust or not?

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Full figured bride: undergarment help
    under bust with strapless bra : (3 votes)
    23 %
    regular corset : (4 votes)
    31 %
    custom made : (6 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Can you show us your dress?  The style of the corset depends on the dress.

    Also, keep in mind that to get the sort of cinching and support that most people imagine when they think of corsets, you’re going to have to shell out at least $200.

    I would ABSOLUTELY go the custom route on your corset.  Very few pre-fab ones will ever fit you correctly.

    Post # 4
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Depending on your dress I would go with custom made. That way it will be the the perfect choice for you dress. If you are still not sure, perhaps talk to your dress supplier for some more guidance.

    Good luck!



    Post # 5
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    If you’re willing to shell out a decent amount of money, then definitely go the custom route. A corset that doesn’t fit properly will cause bunching in strange places, and no bride dreams of that!

    However, depending on the fabric and silhouette of your dress, you may find that having a corset under it causes it to shift around or slip down. If at all possible, try on your dress with a longline bra or a similar undergarment (some stores will have these available to try) and move around a bunch so you’ll be able to see if your dress will stay put or if you’ll need to readjust it every two seconds.

    If a) you’re not willing to invest the $$ in a good quality corset and/or b) the corset will cause the dress to shift around more than you’d like, then I’d give Spanx or a similar type of shapewear a try instead.

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