(Closed) does anyone else not like…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wouldn’t say I’m not a fan…but I couldn’t care either way. A lot of brides MUST have a corset back. For me, the back is not something that makes or breaks a dress. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m with ya!  They’re just not for me, I don’t know if I think of them as too sexy (with or without a modesty panel), but they just rub me the wrong way.

Now my Future Sister-In-Law had a corset dress and she looked stunning and most importantly LOVED it.  I would never take away from her happiness if I went dress shopping with her and say I didn’t like the back. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

they look a bit cheap and cheesy to me.. ESPECIALLY the open ones with no modesty panel. I personally would never wear one,, but I heard they fit you really well and you can pull them as tight as you want!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think the back of the dress is very important, having said that I much  prefer the look of buttons over corset

Post # 7
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

They sound great for getting a tight and custom to your body fit but I don’t personally like the look of them. It’s just not my style.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t like them.  Hate to say it, but I associate them with lower end gowns (Maggie Sottero, David’s Bridal, etc.).  I know a couple high end designers use them, but I’ve never seen them on an Amsale, Reem Acra, Herrera, or de la Renta. 

Proper construction of the dress and talioring makes the dress fit.  You shouldn’t need a corset to make a dress fit.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i’m personally not a fan of the tie up corest backs, i prefer a zipper and buttons – this was really difficult for me in searching for a dress, i would find one i loved from the front but had a corset back and i wouldnt even try it on – i may have missed out on some beautiful dresses because of it but the corsets just dont fit my personal style.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@totheislnds: Ditto! Well I tried on two or three corset backed dresses but I didn’t like them. I don’t know, to me there’s just something elegant and classic about a buttoned back of a wedding dress (even if it’s buttons over a zipper).

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: you’re right – a well made dress and tailoring will make the dress fit correctly but I think alot of the appeal with the corset back is that is eliminates the need for extensive tailoring.

Having said that, I still wouldn’t wear one myself.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Before I went dress shopping, I was totally with you.  I loved the look of buttons all down the back.  But after trying on a kajillion dresses, I realized that the ones that looked the best on me were the ones with corset backs.  And since I’m planning on losing more weight before the wedding, there’s a little bit more leeway with a corset back.  Sigh… at least I have pictures of backs of dresses with pretty buttons. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Ha ha, you are funny. I can totally see some bee coming on her and being a tad hurt because she has a corset back dress.

   Anyhow, for me, I never tried a corset back. I’ve always wanted a classic lace dress with buttons marching down the back and not strapless. It was hard hard hard to find something that fit that vision that was also not outrageously expensive. I lucked out on my Pronovias.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wasn’t looking for a corsette back, but ended up with one. I guess it wasn’t really a positive or negative thing. Some dresses look better with them , than without.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: I’m not really sure why you think that higher end gowns fit better whilst cheaper gowns dont. I’m sure you know that even brides with expensive gowns still need alterations. The whole reason why people say corsets help to fit better is that brides are prone to lose or gain a few pounds even within the last week before the wedding and at that point it might be too late for alterations, but a corset can hide any last minute weight gains or losses.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mandas75: I think some dresses look terrible with them and some dresses don’t. I don’t think lace backs have anything to do with cheapness of a designer. Pnina Tornai has a dress or dresses with corset back and I wouldn’t consider her dresses cheap at all. Unless you are uber rich and think $11k for a wedding dress is super cheap.

But it’s like with all things wedding. Some people don’t like pick ups and some people don’t like strapless dresses. Some people hate lace and others hate buttons all down the back. It doesn’t make any one of them wrong. If we all only had one dress to choose from, shit would become boring real quick.

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