Post # 16
The corset is too close together. It should be between 4-6 inches apart at the top. It is your preference, but think of it this way. The corset is supposed to “Work”, not look “pretty”. Corsets are designed to help shape the body into an hour glass shape. Yours is not “working” for you. The wider the corset, the more “work” it is doing, like a shoe lace on a shoe. The wider the laces, the tigher the shoe can get on your foot. Its the same with the dress.
Plus when you lace it up completely the way it is, it will look like a braided rope on the bottom and cause the dress to ripple/stick out funny in most cases.
Talk to your seamstress again. they can pin and lace it for you until it is how you like it, but make sure they lace it all the way down so you can see how it will look the day of.
hope this helps
Post # 18
I think it’s just what you prefer. Some people like the look of reaslly wide corsets and others would rather have a little sliver. Here’s the back of my gown:)
Post # 19
I like the more open corsets on a heavier looking dress. I think because your dress is so delicate, it would look better the way it is. You are rocking that dress as is!
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Post # 21
Thank you all so very much for your comments! I swear I refreshed this post every 5 minutes yesterday! haha…
Anyway, so I talked to my seamstress. First I asked about the possibility of changing to a zipper. She tells me that it’s impossible to add a zipper because the layers of material are too thick, and the flap that covers the zipper would be too fat to lay flat against the dress… I was totally confused at this… What do you mean you “can’t” add a zipper??? Made me worry a little…
So then I said I wanted the dress wider, to make a “V” shape. She still wasn’t thrilled about it. She said that she can’t make a full-length V because the dress is A-line, so it isn’t supposed to be tight on the hips. I said that the corset wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t intended to have pressure on it and cinch in. Plus in the designer photos, the corset is a V, open and reducing all the way to the point of the V…. I’m thinking when I go in for my second fitting, I’m going to print out HUGE photos of exactly what I’m talking about. I agree with @dallasbride2012: who mentioned they were worried about the bottom half bunching weird when it was pulled tightly!!! It totally will! And that’s what I’m super worried about. The material of the dress isn’t firm, it’s soft–so there’s no structure to hold it straight if the corset isn’t fitted correctly…
@Koala Bear: no, I wasn’t comfortable with the front at all! I hated the boob pads in the dress! 🙁 I’m going to purchase my own and have her sew those in next time… I felt like the boobs were a separate entity from my body with those things in! yuck!
A big thank you to everyone who posted pics of the corsets! I need ammunition to bring with me when I meet with her again at the end of September!!! If any other bees have good corset shots, I’d really appreciate if you could post them so I can show my seamstress options of what I mean…
Post # 22
I couldn’t get the pic to show-up but this Maggie dress seems similar to yours and the website pic has a great shot of the corset!
Good luck! It sounds like you are going to to really have to stand-up for yourself with this seamstress… sheesh!