(Closed) Did you wear a corset under your dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you wear a corset under your dress?

    Yes and it was worth it

    Yes and it wasn't worth it


    No and I wish I had

  • Post # 3
    3967 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @engleman10513:  There’s one built into my dress and it really cinches you in! We’ll see if it ends up being comfortable haha

    Post # 4
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wore something that was similar to a corset. It’s called Body Magic.

    Post # 5
    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m definitely going to be wearing spanx!

    Post # 7
    12244 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @engleman10513:  My dress had an INCREDIBLE built-in corset.

    That being said, I was a waist-training steel-boned corseter for years, so I feel pretty comfortable talking about the idea!

    Unless you’re wearing an ultra form-fitting dress (like a mermaid), I wouldn’t bother with a corset (plastic boned or steel)

    If your dress is extremely light (chiffon or light silk or something that shows Every. Little. Flaw), you might want to consider high-top Spanx (the kind that goes right up to your boobs)

    Or if you have ENORMOUS breasts, you might want a corset for the support.

    But they’re uncomfortable, inhibit your movement, and I wouldn’t reccommend one!

    Post # 8
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @engleman10513:  My wedding hasn’t happened yet, bought I did buy one from Nordstrom that I will wear. I didn’t vote because I don’t know how it will turn out yet ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @engleman10513:  I’m not going to wear one.  Fortunately I don’t find the need for a corset.

    Post # 10
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    steel bones corsets are awesome, but you do need practice before donning one for the whole day of your wedding! They do constrict your movement somewhat and you do breathe differently with one on. I’d recommend using one a few months before your wedding for a few hours and see how you feel in them. 

    Post # 12
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    @engleman10513:  I tried it on with the dress for the 1st fitting, but the dress needs to be taken in, so it’s tough to tell exactly what it’ll be like. I have this awesome problem where my bra size is one above my waist, so while I normally wear a 4, I had to get a dress in 6 in order to be able to breathe when it zipped. Of course, now it’s too big, even in the chest. I’m doing a 2nd fitting on Saturday, but the only thing that’s been altered thus far is the length.

    Forgot to mention, the corset I got at Nordstrom was $55. They had some pricier ones, but the salesperson told me I really don’t need one of those. I definitely recommend walking around a bit at home with it on if you buy it, the bones take some getting used to.

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