Post # 1
Ok here is the skinny (no wishful pun intended). I bought the dress of my dreams on a sample sell.. it is my street size but not my dress size. My maid of honor and I have been able to zip it mid way but this couture gown wont give. With 80 days away, ok now it’s time to panick. I’ve thought about everything from
1. Letting it out (if possible) but will that i give the 2 to 3 inches?
2. Body Magic??
3. Corset top (But how will that work on the ruching (yes i know this is gonna cost me)
Any ideas…Help before I really go crazy, lol
Post # 3
Have you spoken with a seamstress yet? They should be able to give you an honest opinion. Sometimes putting in a corset top isn’t as tough as it seems it might be! I would get there ASAP to give them ample time.
Post # 4
what about modifying the zipper and creating a v- style back? I have done this with vintage dresses that were too small. Bascially you zip the dress up as far as it can go and fold the top in to creat a V. Then you sew over the fold. You could create a small invisilbe button in the new spot where the zipper stops to keep things steady. I have done this and gotten compliements and no one could tell I modified it.
Post # 5
I bought a dress with ruching and a corset back. It looks great together, in my opinion! I am with everyone else too- take it to a knowledgeable wedding dress seamstress, explain the situation, and see what she can do for you. She might be able to do a combination of letting the dress out and either adding a V-back or a corset back.
Love your gown by the way! 🙂 Such a pretty neckline!
Post # 6
Gorgeous! I agree with others, speak to a seamstress now! If they can modify it, you might as well find out now so you can stop panicking. Good luck!
Post # 7
Oh yeah, just get the seamstress to sew in a laced back instead of the zipper, to give you the extra room you need. Easy!
Post # 8
take it to a seamstress and see what they can do. gorgeous dress btw.
Post # 9
Yes a corset back will look great. Many dresses come with this or are converted to this. It should not cost an arm and a leg. You will need to provide material that matches your dress or something that you like but this can be done and in many cases brides like this even better because of the flexibility of the dress. you can wear it tighter for the ceremony and pictures and loosen it up for the fun reception.
Post # 10
My dress has rouching and has a corset back (a big one) I just posted pics here on the board (check for the link in my profile)
Post # 11
My dress also had ruching and a corset back. i love the way it looks! Get to a seamstress ASAP!
Post # 12
If the corset back is not enough, buy an actual corset to put on under it. I tried one the other day and I guarantee it pulled my upper body down two sizes. It’s not the easiest thing to find. The one I found, the woman at the bridal shop said she got at a show in Atlanta. It’s the underbust kind.