(Closed) Corset or Zipper?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Corset or Zipper?
    Corset : (55 votes)
    52 %
    Zipper : (43 votes)
    41 %
    Other...? : (7 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 17
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I liked my zipper.  Quick and easy, for the most part!

    Post # 18
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Meowkers:  Ditto. 🙂

    I am not a fan of corsets so it was a nice surprise to have a built in corset with different interval hooks that allow me to go tighter or looser. They also built in the boning and bra cups so I don’t have to worry about finding the right undergarments. Outside is a hidden zipper because the back is fully beaded, so it keeps everything seamless.

    Post # 19
    23592 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I also prefer the zipper look.  I had an Anjolique dress which had a corset on the inside, and a zipper with buttons on the outside.  Best of both worlds! I guess what i’m trying to say is that I like the “cleaner” look of zipper and buttons but the feel of corset.  Tough call!

    Post # 20
    5493 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @Birdee106:  yes mine came like that. But a seamstress should be able to put that in for you.  Or alternatively you can get the “seat belts” put in which is a thick strap that goes around and has different hooks. that will keep the dress up as well.

    Post # 21
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Well, I had a corset in mine and loved it. Part of the main reason though was I tend to kind of fluxuate in weight, not hugely just enough that things don’t always fit the same. I had a strapless prom dress one year and it fit when I bought it, fit when I tried it on again the week before and 10 minutes before my date showed up I discovered I had lost just enought weight my dress was falling off. Cue mad scramble to add straps to keep me from flashing everyone… so any time since then I have had a formal that was strapless, you bet it had a corset. 

    Post # 22
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have always envisioned me wearing a dress with a corset back, however, the dress I am in love with has a zipper… (sigh). With the corset back, it’s more forgiving. I’m afraid to get a zipper back and I can’t be zipped up for my wedding day but it looks like that’s what’s going to end up happening.

    Post # 23
    9687 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I honestly prefer the look of the zipper, but I’m kind of glad my dress has a corset back in case of any weight fluctuations.

    Post # 24
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Corset back is good for size fluctuation, but if you have a good seamstress and you don’t really change weight, I LOVE zippers especially with buttons over them.

    Post # 26
    780 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Mine has buttons

    Post # 27
    1528 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Post # 28
    396 posts
    Helper bee

    I wasnt a fan of corset backs and was determined to get one with a zipper until I realized that I’ll probably lose 5-10 lbs UNINTENTIONALLY after all alterations and my dress will be falling down and all day and night i’ll be spending lifting it up..

    so then I changed my mind! and just because you dont plan on losing weight doesnt mean that you wont due to stress!!! wedding stress

    Post # 29
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Any other time, I love the look of corset backs but for a wedding dress I prefer a zipper back with buttons.  To me it just looks classier and you will hardly see any high end dresses with corset backs.  Corsets are definitely more forgiving though and can cinch you in all the right places.  It’s also easier for alterations as it usually can accommodate a couple of sizes.  I like the inner corset, outer zipper as suggested — best of both worlds!

    Post # 30
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    What do people mean, when they say they feel like you can see the bride’s underwear in a corset dress?

    Post # 31
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

    I voted zipper- if a dress is tailored properly you won’t have to worry about popping out or adjusting it.  I didn’t touch my dress all night!  The corset back is such a different look, so I would take into account the overall aesthetic you’re going for before deciding to get one based on keeping your dress up.

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