(Closed) Dress wont zip! Will a corset back ease my stress????

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The corset back should help a lot if it was a close fit to start with.  Their sample dresses are tried on so often that they can be stretched out a lot!  Your consultant probably should have recommended you order a 16 to start with.  I’d say if you were within an 1 or 2 inches of zipping the corset will work.  More then that and you may have to leave the corset laced very loosely to make it fit.  Also, wearing a corset bra can add some bulk under a dress.  Could you go without/add cups to the dress?  That would eliminate any bulge issues and give you a little more room in the dress. It sucks that she was less then nice about the fitting though.

For the bustle- what does your train look like/how big and heavy is it.  If its a lot of material, I can see why you want more points on a bustle- it would suck if they ripped out on the wedding day due to the weight.  If its a lighter weight dress I would say stick to your guns and insist on the bustle you want.  

If you are super worried I would contact some local seamstresses and see if there is a possibility they can fit you in that close to the wedding if Davids doesn’t work out the way you want.  

Post # 4
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No worries!  It’ll be alright.  The corset will probably give you some leeway.  However, most brides drop weight right before their wedding.  Of course, she was probably trying to make an extra buck.  I was working out with a trainer even before I was engaged.  I found my dress and they said they’d have to take it in.  I continued working out with my trainer and felt and looked great when I went in for my fitting.  Guess what?  The girl said she couldn’t zip it up.  Are you kidding me?  I was like, did I gain weight?  What in the world?  Freaked me out!  However, I didn’t have any additional alterations made.  Anyway…fast forward to wedding day.  My Maid/Matron of Honor was helping me into my dress.  Interestingly enough, she zipped it up with no problem.  Hmmm!  Very interesting.

Post # 5
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


A corset back will be fine. Don’t panic! That seamstress sounds like an idiot! Do you have to go with her? Can you take it to an independent? They’re often cheaper and better. But it will be fine either way.

Post # 6
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Where in PA are you? I had my zipper removed and a corset put in with more than 10 loops for $120 I can’t remember how many loops but she also put in Italian silk ribbon and a modesty panel. She also put a zipper and hidden clasp on the bottom half to keep it super secure. She did amazing work very fast and for a great price if your anywhere near Central PA I can give you her info.

I got a corset because it was extremely difficult to zipper my dress it took 3 people lol. I was worried the zipper would break or id gain more weight from stress. I’m so glad I did it looks beautiful and my dress nightmares are gone lol.

Post # 8
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Don’t worry, a corset will give you great leeway! And personally, i LOVE the look of a corset! Ignore the seamstress who made you feel bad, she doesn’t sound like the type of person who should be working at a bridal salon! You will look fabulous! 

Post # 9
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think the corset will give you nice leeway.  If someone had started poking me I’d be the last bride they poked.  My gosh, that ticked me off so bad when I read that your consultant did that to you.  What a jerk.  I’m sure you look beautiful and I hear brides typically loose a little weight before the wedding due to stress in prepping everything.  Don’t worry 

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