(Closed) does my corset back dress look too big to you? :( [PICS!]

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think about the corset, and what should I do?
    The corset is too close together. Alter the side seams to pull it open wider. : (57 votes)
    53 %
    The corset is too close together. Make it into a zipper. : (18 votes)
    17 %
    The corset is just fine!!! Quit freaking out! : (33 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    47258 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    6593 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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
    3165 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @FMM: your corset is the ideal imo :]

    Post # 15
    2261 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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?

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