(Closed) Crazy Alterations

posted 13 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I had no problem finding lots of corset dresses.  Where are you looking?  Also, some makers will allow you to order the dress as a lace-up back instead of a zipper.  You need to have your salon call the dress maker.  Keep in mind that simply converting a zipper to a lace-up does not necessarily make it a corset.  A true corset has some type of boning in it to make it stiff and push you up; therefore, for a true corset look you will need to purchase a corset dress.  Click HERE to see a picture of my corset dress by Maggie Sottero.

Post # 5
50 posts
Worker bee

If the dress you were looking at is a strapless dress, it will have built in boning and therefore converting the back into a lace-up is quite doable. If it does not have boning it will take a bit more work, putting some in for more support. (of course it all depends on the dress, its cut, shape etc.) Bottom line – yes, you can do it.

Post # 6
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

Since the dress you love is a Maggie Sottero, I think you’d have no problem ordering it in a corset style, since so many of her dresses already have a corset back.  See if the dress shop can put in a phone call to them to ask about it!

Post # 7
47 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

I have had my Allure Gown 8318 converted from zipper back to corset and now I love the fit!

Post # 8
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

this generally isn’t a problem.

i’ve got superboobage ( this gives me special hero like powers, lol) and I was all over the corset style gown. I found a strapless zippered gown that fit all the criteria i was looking for except the corset back. So the shop called the manufacturer and for an additional $150, they are making my dress into a lace up style. (also an Allure gown, 8150, hi scheri!)

i know many alterationists can do this for you as well. i looked into it. i plan to order a seperate corset and roll with it…..


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