Dress dilemma: buttons AND corset back?

posted 6 months ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

mickeynicki :  I have to start off by saying I’m not a fan of the buttons-all-the-way-down look. I find it distracting because buttons are supposed to be functional. I can understand making them look pretty while they do their function, or adding a couple non-functional extras so a coat looks symetrical for example. But adding dozens of clearly useless buttons as decoration makes no sense to me. So a corset back which is then followed by buttons makes even less sense. Are they maybe supposed to be unbuttoned when you go to the bathroom? Did someone actually kneel there buttoning them all up? These are the questions that run through my mind when I see that look. Why are those buttons there….???

ETA: OH! Are they covering a seam? Maybe that’s the function? That could make sense.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

That’s a gorgeous dress!  I’d probably leave it with just the buttons.  The lacy back doesn’t really lend itself to a corset closure; a functional corset would need stronger fabric to pull on, like in your inspiration photo.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

That’s a gorgeous dress! I agree with the pp though, I don’t think that fabric is sturdy enough but who knows with a genius seamstress. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

It’s a pretty dress, but I think that since the back is lacy and a little sheer, it might look a bit lingerie (not sure how the front looks). It could still look nice though. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I did this! Not by choice, but it was an alterations necessity. My dress was a runway sample and my breasts are not sample size 🤣 I didn’t want to do it, I loved the original buttons. But my seamstress managed to shoehorn my butt in and keep half of them.

it turned out well I feel as the corset helped cinch in my waist a little further. But if I could have managed without it I would have left it original 😉

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

The top being lace may not be the write material for a corset if you adding it for the look of a corset and not to function as a corset it may work. Definitely try on a dress wih a corset back to make sure you like that look before you go changing it. They pretty much told me when looking at dresses if you pick a dress and want to make all these big changes exspecially when it’s the structure of a dress you need to keep looking. Some things are simple fix and others are more trouble then it’s worth and will not always turn out the way you want

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m getting my dress made with a corset back because I love them! I originally wanted to have some buttons as well similar to your design, but was told that the combination might make the fabric ‘buckle’ and not sit flat. I reckon just pick one and go with it 😊

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