Post # 1
So I went for my first fitting yesterday. They laced me up halfway (since there was no point going any lower because the corset was all the way closed already). Both seamstresses said that the corset closure was fine and that “you wanted it to look like that; you don’t want it wide and open…” Doesn’t it look like the dress is too big? Or do y’all think it looks fine? She pinned it on the side seams about 1/4″-1/2″ from the seam but only to the top of the ribbon, so I’m thinking it’ll be a teesy bit wider? But really there was still some room under there already–it wasn’t glued against my skin, so maybe not? I’m almost at the point of calling the shop back in the morning and cancelling the alterations that are pinned and changing the dress to a zipper! (in these pics, I have “C” cup boob foams in the front–so there’s actually enough room at the top for the dress to meet, I think…) Am I overreacting? Or maybe it is supposed to look like this? I’m just confused, and I sorta felt like the seamstresses wouldn’t let me figure out what I liked before making their “recommendations”… Please help!
And here’s a pic of the boob pads to show how big they are (how much room would be at the top of the dress back if they were out)… They made me twice the size that I actaully am (which is not a positive to me… I like my little chest…).
Also, I have on no upper-body undergarments besides the boob pads–just for an FYI.
Please help!!! I need to call the shop FIRST thing in the morning if I’m going to change anything!!!
Post # 3
I’m not sure what they’re ‘supposed’ to look like exactly, but I prefer them more open myself. I’m interested to see how everyone responds.
Post # 4
Generally the corset is slightly wider, but not a whole lot. I think it looks perfectly fine the way it is now, but if you’d like it to be a little wider, it would look good that way too. Most of the bridal stores I’ve been in agree that you can have it as close together or far apart as you want.
Post # 5
Most coset backed wedding dreses I have seen do not close all the way, but often the brides wish they would have come together more.
If you don’t like the look when it is closed all the way, you could :
1. have it taken in more at the side seams
2. ditch the corset and have a zipper
3. add buttons that are purely decorative to one side of the back, like this
you may also need to have the tie shortened so you don’t have so much ;length left over.
Post # 6
I think it creates a nice line that way, some corsets are wider than that but I think on that dress the slim lacing looks beautiful. And inch or two wider wouldn’t hurt but I think that rounded part above where the lacing starts on each side sits nicely on you as it is.
Post # 7
When I was trying on my dress before I purchased it, my corset back looked exactly like that, and the consultant told me it shouldn’t be doing that. Instead, it should be forming a nice, open ‘V’ shape.
Post # 8
I have the same issue! I ordered my dress the size I fit in 8 months ago and apparently I lost like 5-10 pounds. I feel like the dress could be tighter to cinch me in more so when I go to the alterations, I am going to ask them what they recommend because I feel like you can’t even tell it is a corset!I think it looks so much prettier when it is a little more wider.
Post # 9
I don’t know what the correct way is, but personally, I like it close together how it is in your pics. If it is possible to get it taken in a little more maybe you could so that you could get it just a touch wider so you won’t be worried about it, and then you may not have to wear the C-cup inserts since you like your little chest anyway. The dress is beautiful and I don’t think you can go wrong, so just do what you will feel most comfortable/confident in!
Post # 10
When I tried my dress on, I was told that the edges of the corset should line up with where your shoulder blades are and form that nice “V”. So I would have them take the sides in a bit to get that shape.
Post # 11
do you have side seams on the dress? If those seams are creeping toward your back and not the middle of your body, then you should probably get it taken in. If not, I like how the closed corset looks on you.
Post # 12
I have a corset back in my dress and it comes to a “V” and closes at the bottom. There an upclose corset pic of it on my previous post “OMG….” if that helps 🙂 Im almost positive its supposed to be in a “V” shape.
Post # 13
There is no correct way!
When my dress came in they asked me my preference. They showed me the options – really wide, moderately wide and narrow. I chose a moderately wide V (wider at the top to closed at the bottom).
Decide what you like and then ask them to tailor it to that!!!!
Post # 14
Do not put a zipper in that beautiful dress….they would prefer to throw a zipper in then to have to take the whole thing in and admit that its not right…make them fix it to YOUR liking…it is after all, YOUR dress!
Post # 14
@FMM: your corset is the ideal imo :]
Post # 15
Personally I like the wider corset back better and if you like it too, you should ask them to take in the side seams. I think your dress looks beautiful, but I’m a bit concerned that they added such large boob pads to it. Is that something you are comfortable with as well?