(Closed) Corset laced from bottom to top?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lizzy105:  I dont know why but I cant imagine it! do you have a picture??? interesting!! My dress comes in Feb 17th!!! I might just have to TRY this!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

hmm interesting! can’t wait to see it!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s so interesting, I’d love to see a picture. My wedding dress was a corset back, and it was WAY to LOOSE (although it fit perfectly at the final fitting… guess I lost a bit of weight). One of my biggest wedding regrets was not having the top taken in… I was messing with it all night. Sounds like I should have tied it from the bottom to the top πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hmmmm I just might have to try it. Looks good.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So I’ve had to wear corsets for performing in operas before, so here are my thoughts having worn them every way imaginable.

Where you start the lacing is where it will be the tightest: i.e. if you start at the bottom and lace up, it will be tighest over your abdomen which may be fine at the beginning of the wedding but it may be less comfy after you’ve eaten dinner.(Think about when you have to unbutton that tight pair of jeans after a big dinner)

Also, if you lace bottom to top you will enhance your cleavage more than lacing top to bottom, which may or may not be desireable, depending on what your dress looks like and/or how conservative your ceremony is.

You can also expirement with lacing both directions/starting in the middle if you want both boob enhancement and relaxation around your tummy; you’ll just need an extra ribbon/shoelace/tie.

And if you’re wondering, I’m lacing top to bottom because I plan to eat a ton at my wedding and I don’t want to be relacing corsets in the middle of the festivities.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@lizzy105:  Also.. having been someone who owns several steel boned corsets and has frequently worn them for renaissance faires

– If the corset begins to work lose, it usually starts at the end where it is tied. If you tie at the top and it loosens, you will feel the looseness around your chest.  If you tie it at the bottom, you will feel it in your waist and below your cleavage. 

I hope everyone knows – no matter what the fabric, even if its semi-more true for leather than silks, etc – also lace you your dress loosely at first, so it just fits. Wear it, let the fabric adjust to your body temp. Once you’ve had it on 5-10 minutes, readjust the laces for the snuggest fit. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@lizzy105:  Also.. having been someone who owns several steel boned corsets and has frequently worn them for renaissance faires

– If the corset begins to work lose, it usually starts at the end where it is tied. If you tie at the top and it loosens, you will feel the looseness around your chest.  If you tie it at the bottom, you will feel it in your waist and below your cleavage. 

I hope everyone knows – no matter what the fabric, even if its semi-more true for leather than silks, etc – also lace you your dress loosely at first, so it just fits. Wear it, let the fabric adjust to your body temp. Once you’ve had it on 5-10 minutes, readjust the laces for the snuggest fit. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It was funny i came across this as yesterday mum was asking me if she could wear hers bottom to top as she doesnt like the look of the bow at the bottom in the other photos we took (yes i did tell her that we could (and most likely would) tuck them in at the bottom)

I just thought i would add a photo if it helps so you can see it full from the back. From these photos taken yesterday my mum is a fan πŸ™‚ i just wanted to know too if it was “normal” to wear the lace either way… as this is the only response showing on google i guess not hahaha. I figure whatever mum wants she can have πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have always been taught with corsets that you tie in the middle and tighten from both top and bottom at the same time. Mind you i’m no expert I just always liked the look too.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mylnn:  now I want to see a picture of this! πŸ™‚

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