(Closed) does anyone else not like…

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 90
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am a fan of buttons! But… I think it has to fit the dress and sometimes the corset look is what goes with the style of the dress.

Post # 91
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

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@dynamic_duo: I actually saw a dress similar to that on the web. I love mine:) It makes me happy! Never in a million years would I have picked it either.  I wanted lace,slim and corset lol!

Post # 92
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

meh, I don’t love them, but that’s why I got a dress without one. I think some dresses look really pretty with them though ๐Ÿ™‚ Just not for me.

Post # 93
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think they give the waist a nice shape, but I don’t like the look of them at all from the back.

Post # 94
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@Jeannine @ Small Chic:

I personally do not like corset backs, but I could find a nicer way to say it.

 

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@bRooklynRocks:

Not sure why you think it’s funny that a bee would come on here and be a ‘tad hurt’.

Post # 96
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah I’m not a fan, first thing I said to the consultants when saying what I wanted and didn’t want, no corsets please. With that said, I did try a few on with them that I really liked but wouldn’t have gotten it even if I did LOVE it, just due to the corset. I just think non-corset dresses look classier than corsets, but just my taste.

In regards to more expensive dresses being made better, I tried a ton of dresses on and I will say that the more expensive ones did automatically fit a better, specifically PoB dresses.  Every bride will find a dress that fits her well though, expensive or not.

Post # 97
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Busy bee

Ouch ouch ouch, people getting slammed here, which is so sad because we’re usually so positive! Let’s please bring back the positive in this thread where we can cordially express our personal opinions and be sensitive to the feelings of others =)

– Whether OP is engaged or not is irrelevant. This forum exists for friends, mothers, Mother-In-Law, bridesmaids, etc … I would say that I’m a sister-in-law in terms of speaking technicality, but I enjoy browsing the forums and learning about the planning process nonetheless. Let’s please not bash those who are not engaged =) Many women think about their future wedding whether they are engaged or not.

– I definitely don’t think Jeannine was trying to be condescending in her initial reply. The wedding industry has grown, and more and more money is spend on weddings than before. In the U.S. (I say this b/c I could get a hand-embroidered silk Chinese gown for 500 USD in China which would cost so much more if sold in the U.S.), the designers she named are considered to be on the lower end in terms of pricing . Normally we would consider the prices of these dresses to be ridiculously high for a garment, however think about the high end of the spectrum. Tens of thousands of dollars? When you consider the full spectrum of wedding dress prices, then yes the prices of certain designers fall on the lower end. I don’t think that the women who purchase dresses are settling for anything less. Everyone has different budgets and regardless of their budget, they look beautiful in their wedding dresses.

– Corset backs aren’t at the top of my list, but then again I’ve never tried on a corset-back dress of any kind. I’ve enjoyed looking at the pictures of real brides in their Maggie’s on Weddingbee because they look so good in their corset back dresses. It’s definitely opened me up to trying one on, whereas before I probably wouldn’t. It may be considered “lower-end” but I’ve seen so many pictures where women of all different figures look so great in the dresses that I think the make of those creations is probably pretty stellar =)

Post # 98
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Worker bee

@mandas75: for me? yes, I don’t like a corset back – I like the classic and elegant silhouette of a button (zip) down dress. In saying that though, there are a lot of brides look stunning in a corset back gown – I guess it depends on your individual style. 

Post # 99
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I’m with you! I do not like the look of corset backs. I much prefer the look of buttons. I love how my dress has buttons all down the back of the bodice–it’s gorgeous! Good thing is they don’t have to be buttoned because there’s a zipper underneath, so it’s no work to get in the dress. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, I know a lot of people like corsets because they allow you to gain and lose a certain amount of weight without having to actually alter the dress. But my dress comes with a panel thing in the back that is basically like a bra, and it has different notches that can be tightened. This was perfect because I’d lost weight by my most recent fitting, but the seamstress didn’t have to alter the bodice again–she just went to a tighter notch!

Post # 100
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love the look of gowns with zippers and buttons, but for me, that just wasn’t an option.  I knew corset back would be the way I went.  I have a very large bust and a smaller waist, and zip up gowns just do not stay on my body correctly.  I have worn plenty of well constructed, zip up gowns for events, but even though they were altered professionally, I still found myself pulling them up all night. Plus my weight fluctuates horribly, making it hard for me to have the dress altered perfectly for me.  The lace up dresses I have tried on we could sinch in tighter at the waist, so I didn’t have to pull them up or worry that if I gained or lost a few pounds it wouldn’t fit correctly.  My waist looks tinier and I can be comfortable. Worrying about my dress sliding down all night just isn’t worth the aesthic of a zipper for me.  

Post # 101
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Also, I used to work in a bridal shop, and I am almost positive the majority of Maggie Sottero gowns can also be ordered with a zipper, instead of a corset.  If you are interested in their dress designs but hate corsets, definitely consider having you sales consultant check into it for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 102
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Busy Beekeeper

its funny, before this thread was started, i thought most people liked corsets!  i thought it was a “bridal” thing for some reason and i remember trying on gowns, it was fun getting all laced up, lol.  “I thought, when will i ever wear a dress like this again?!”

And maybe i was influenced by the friend that mostly came dress shopping with me. she was all about how the dress looked in the back and LOVED the corsets! for me, like i said before, i was mostly concerned with how it looked in the front and i was not specifically looking for corset or not.

Post # 103
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love what corsets do for my figure, but don’t love how they look.  Girls like me need to look into dresses like Anjolique and Enzoani (by Benjamin Roberts) – hidden corset with a zipper! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 104
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Blushing bee

I love all the types of dresses!…. I have no preference ..its whatever I like on me… the back isn’t what people are staring at most of the time… sure when you walk down the isle..but most people like watching the face of the bride.  I need help though..because I do love so many dresses its hard to pick..

I think its sad for someone to belittle a brand or type of dress, makes them look snobby … who cares if you spend $5 or $50,000 on a dress.. its what that person can afford.. and believe me ..if I could find an awesome dress for $5.. you bet my big behind I would get it.. brag about it and flaunt it… but thats just the kind of girl I am. .. I have a higher budget for a dress than most brides…but I like being thrifty.. and think what you want…about me trying to buy a smaller budget dress (with or without corset)  theres plenty of people faking they are rich to show their “friends” what they have .. when behind closed doors they are suffering… so rich or poor.. EVERYONE… ROCK THE DRESS YOU BOUGHT!!!!!!!

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