(Closed) Corset vs. Zipper D=

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I am literally in the exact same situation you are!  Except I haven’t been dreaming about it…yet.  I got a zipper on mine.  I also have 10 lb weight fluctuations pretty regularly..which is a TON.  With it being a year away, all I am really doing is starting to eat better and exercise a little more.  I don’t think you should be worrying about it at all now!.. If you want the zipper I would keep it.

Post # 5
17 posts

Could you post pictures of your dress in this thread so we can get an idea of what it looks like and what a corset might do to it?

Post # 6
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a zipper in mine but also buttons that hook. It is a little tight right now but I’m getting straps/capsleeves so I might ask for it to be let out a little. I just don’t want that pulled zipper look. Dresses can easily be taken in a little or let out in a short amount of time so don’t freak out! My sister had a corset back for her wedding that had to be tightened later in the day. If your dress fits well with a zipper then you won’t have to worry about tightening it later in the day!

Post # 9
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

no matter what dress I get, it will have a corset back.  for sure.  Fortunately the dresses I like, are corset backs, but if i have to alter it, then hats what I will do.

Post # 10
893 posts
Busy bee

I think it would look great with a corset back, and then you wouldn’t have to worry

Post # 12
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

the dress i have had replicated, the original had a zip and buttons,  but i requested they change the back to a corsett.

wether its a zip/buttons or a corsett i still will need help to get it done up,  but i thought about weight fluctuations,  and thought a corsett gives a little wiggle room and can be tightened/loosened  either way. 

happily ever after……your dress would look stunning with a corsett back.   some dresses would not look right,  but yours would work really nicely. 

Post # 14
5103 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have always wanted a corset back. When I finally tried on dresses it made me even more sure of that fact. I have a larger ribcage and my ribs stick out quite a bit on the bottom, I found when I wore a zipper dress it gave me no “play” no room to move, or hardly breathe. I like having the option to loosen it if need be.

I think your dress would look fabulous with a corset back. If that’s what you really want.

Also, I didn’t read any of your PPs so sorry if I’ve repeated anything!

Post # 16
2246 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love the look of a zipper but I chose a corset back because of that problem. I have heard of a happy medium.

There is a style called inner corset with a zipper overlay. Its something to consider. It helps to suck everything in and then you just zip up over the corset. The one thing I am unsuer about it the flexibility. I have never tried this version on but I saw it as an option while I looked through dresses.

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