Corset Top – How tight should it be?

posted 4 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I’m worried that my corset will be too loose. I’m thinking it’s whatever we’re comfortable with, that we can breathe, eat and sit, not to mention hug. There’s lots of hugging at weddings.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Have it laced a little loser? Or have it start tight and have somebody lace it looser after pics and ceremony. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2020 - City, State

…it’s a corset. It laces, right? If so, you should be able to have it laced fairly tight for the ceremony and loosen it slightly for dinner if need be. But you don’t want it too loose for dancing if it’s strapless, or you could be playing peek a boob.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2020 - City, State

Have you considered getting another corset to wear for a few days in your normal life so you can experiment with tightness and see what’s comfortable on you throughout an evening of dinner and walking etc?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - New York, New York

If you have “back cleavage”, in my opinion, it’s too tight

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I would imagine that it will loosen as you wear it, and I’d rather have it snug than loose. Indeed, even if you don’t feel like you are sweating, you lose a lot of water weight during a wedding day (I had a winter wedding and I can attest to this), so the water loss and the food gain might even out. Again, because I am more on the vanity side of things, I’d rather it be slightly snug than loose.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I used to wear proper boned corsets and even started waist training for a while but life got in the way. As it warms up the material does mould to you and it gets more comfortable. How long were you wearing it? I found after about 45 minutes they would get comfortable and I’d either tighten again or leave it ”’looser” then.

Make sure to keep your sugar levels up so you don’t faint if it is truly tight, likewise stay hydrated!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

You can have people adjust the lacing during the night.  I had my bridesmaids do it super tight for our first dance so it didn’t sag and trip me, then I made my Mother-In-Law loosen it so I could relax afterward.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I think a hips length corset that doesn’t lace is going to be inherently somewhat confined feeling.  I think back cleavage is a good marker for it being too much.  I also think that as the hours go by you will forget about even being in a corset.  Being a bride is very distracting, you’ll likely forget that you’re wearing a corset all together by the tine the ceremony is in swing.  Agree with above on eating being a wash when weighed against water loss & plain old energy burn.  Unless it is really noticeably uncomfortable/ claustrophobic feeling when trying it on now I think it will be more or less fine on wedding day. 

It seems like a too loose corset would be way more uncomfortable in heat than a snug one.  You do not want that thing slipping and riding up/down.  Especially in hot weather.

Pretty by the way, especially tucked in as in the second photo.  

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