Post # 17
Ditto x1000. I wanted a classic lace dress with buttons, and I ended up with Pronovias, too. Woo. 🙂
I was a multi-dress bride, and funny enough, only the first one that triggered immediate dress regret had a corset. The other 3 (yes 4 total including my final choice) were buttons/zip. I had wanted buttons all along, and that was one of many things that led me to getting another dress…es. After that first one, I knew it was not something I was willing to compromise on. I’d tried. Not for me.
I’m not anti-corsets or anything; they can look great on the right dress on the right bride. Just not my personal style.
Post # 18
For me, it just depends on the dress. Some dresses look better with them than others do. But I definitely don’t think a corset back looks “cheap and cheesy”. If anything, they have a more traditional, romantic look to me…they sort of remind me of Victorian-style dresses for some reason.
I went with a dress with a zipper, but I wouldn’t have been opposed to a corset back at all.
Post # 19
I’m not a big fan of corset backs, either! I was really adamant about not trying on dresses with corset backs when I started looking, but with some cajoling from friends, I did try some on. And one of them became one of my final contenders cause of the things the corset back (and the drop waist) did to make me look tiny!
In the end, though, I ended up going with a non-corset dress. 😉
Post # 20
for me, it’s not that I think they look cheaper or they aren’t as well made, i just don’t like the look of them. I understand why brides choose them – easier to fit with weight fluctuations – but I just prefer the look of either zippers or buttons.
Post # 21
@ Jeannine @ Small Chic
Wow – harsh words about “lower end gowns”.
“Proper construction of the dress and talioring makes the dress fit. You shouldn’t need a corset to make a dress fit.”
Actually – dresses with corset closures also have proper construction. Any dress – corset or zippered needs to have proper tailoring to fit perfectly. Buying a corset closure does not relieve you of needing to get your dress tailored.
Here are the benefits of corset closures (keeping style out of it, because that’s just preference):
-Can adjust the dress to properly fit your shape on the day of
-Keeps the dress in place so that you’re not constantly tugging it up all day/night like so many zippered dresses
-More stable than zippers, which have the potential (and often DO) rip while you’re wearing the gown
-Improves the bride’s posture
Post # 22
I wasn’t for or against corsets. I actually wanted tiny buttons all the way down the back but the one I chose was zippered. I considered having tiny buttons added but opted to leave the dress alone, just one more thing to obsess over. The idea you can adjust if you have lost or gained weight is great though…
Post # 23
I don’t care for corset backed dresses. But I don’t care for strapless ones either. Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t think a bride can be beautiful with both.
I’m sure having a corset back obviates the need for last minute alterations. Of course, this is from someone who waits until the week before a wedding to have a dress altered when she’s the bridesmaid and only a week before her own wedding to have her own dress altered . . . mainly so she can have the snuggest fit possible.
Post # 24
Sheesh… there’s some fightin’ words in here!!!
@Jeannine @ Small Chic:
I’m kind of surprised to hear you say this. And respectfully, completely disagree.
And that’s not just because my dress happens to have a corset. 😉
Post # 25
not a fan, reminds me of prom dresses
Post # 26
I love corset backs! I seriously love the way it feels at my fittings when they cinch it all tight – and it gives me more of a waistline since I’m naturally pretty straight up and down.
Post # 27
Same here! I was all about the elegance of buttons (or zipper) until I tried them on and realized how much alterations would be required to hug my curves.
I ended up with a corset because it fit my body perfectly and squeezed my waist.
To each their own but I quickly became a fan. 🙂
@Jeannine @ Small Chic:
I respectfully disagree and to add I tried on a number of higher end gowns and they too would require expensive alterations to fit my body properly (probably because I’m not a stick).
Post # 28
No solid opinion. It was not a requirement for my dress nor was I against it. As it turned out I got a zipper/button back. LOVED it because the buttons where crystal and it made me sparkle a little more 🙂
Post # 29
I’ve been waiting for the inevitable “what is the point of this post?” post, so… I guess I’ll be the one to say it. What is the point of this other than bashing corsets?
Post # 30
I wanted a corset put into my gown actually because I fear not having a perfect fit the day of my wedding… but the back of my dress is amazing and I’m scared to mess it up. I don’t think my gown was made to have one (even one altered in) so I guess I’m saying I wouldn’t like the look on my dress but over all I think they are very pretty on other dresses =)
Post # 31
I did not like corset backs before I went dress shopping. I thought it was an out-of-date style and could look trashy (if you didn’t use the modesty panel). Well, of all the dresses I tried on I ended up with one that has a corset and I LOVE it. Not only do I know it will fit me whether I gain or lose any weight, but when tied up properly it makes me look like I have a curve when I normally look like a have absolutely no curve in my waist at all.
I know there are some dresses that it doesn’t look good on, but I feel like it makes my dress look very elegant and put together. Plus it saved me A LOT in seamstress fees!!!