(Closed) Did you alter your wedding dress with corset lacing ON THE SIDES?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think I should do?

    Get it on the sides! Live with wild abandon!

    Classic Corset back - it makes very little difference in the image of the gown (experience?)

    Get the corset back even though it changes the look a lot (experience?)

    Don't alter it, buy another gown - not worth the hassle (alterations are not the norm)

  • Post # 2
    37 posts
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I think a couple things could go wrong with a side corset… 1) you would be adding more bulk and fabric to the side. Your waist is very pretty, but if you have a corset on the side rather than the back you are adding a LOT of fabric to an area that most ladies want accentuate. I think the ribbon loop, modestly panel and the fabric of the dress combined, will make it look bulky and bunchy 2) if you put the side corset on one side it’s going to make the dress very uneven… the center of your dress wouldn’t be in the center anymore and you would have to do something on the other side in order to compensate and even it out. 


    Your dress is BEATIFUL. It looks a little snug in the hips, but it seems like it would be easy to just add a fabric panel to the sides rather than a corset… since it sounds like you like the look of corsets and also the back of your dress perhaps that’s a way you can have both! If you add side panels that are fabric you would have less of a gap in the back for your core set so you would be able to see more of your dress. Does that make sense?


    here is where I think a seamstress should be able to add fabric panels. 

    Post # 4
    1714 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

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    opaleucalypt :  Do not do this! For all the reasons lauraanne86  mentions.

    This dress is probably pretty okay to take out. It doesn’t look like you even need a ton and depending on the seam allowences (sometimes there is quite a bit) you can get about 1-2 centimeters from each seam and you have three seams to work with. 

    I am curious why you bought a smaller size. Usually reccommended ( to avoid heartache) is a a size up and alter down. 

    I am a small on top, big on the bottom woman and wedding dress sizes stress me out, so I can understand you wanting to get creative. The side corsett is, however, not the solution 🙂

    Post # 5
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    It actually looks too tight from the waist down so I can’t see the corset idea helping. I think either letting it out or trying fabric panels as suggested by another person might be better. Or you could order a bigger size if possible. 

    Post # 6
    10661 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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    opaleucalypt :  

    Amazing dress! I am with pps who say that a side  corset would not work for all the reasons  given.

    It seems to me that the dress looks kind of loose at the bust,  but tight at the hips and is sitting too low on your chest  . If it were pulled up properly and better fitted at the bust , would perhaps the hip tightness resolve itself ?   

    ETA now I look again, I think maybe in the first photo it is not fastened at  the back so my comment above are useless lol!

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