Post # 1
I posted this in another conversation, but I thought I’d ask here instead: 🙂
Regarding the post on corsets:
Okay, this is a really interesting topic…one in which I’m entirely unfamiliar! My dress is an Anne Barge dress size 10. I ordered online. I knew it would end up being a street size 6 in bridal land. Well, surprise, I have now become a size 6 (high end of 6), but the back is like 4 inches apart still! SO so disheartening. So now I’m thinking that this thing must be a size 4 in real life. I’m shooting on losing 10 to 12 more pounds, hoping this will eliminate the gap in the back.
Okay, so number 1….will a corset change my life with regard to this issue?
And then, number 2….do you think dropping 12 pounds will close the 4 inch gap in the back of the dress?
Thanks for your pearls of wisdom! 🙂
Post # 3
Yes to all of the above. See if they can add some addtional fabric to the back of your corrset (if it needs it).
I don’t know if you can see below, but my gown was too small for me, but after a lot of hard work (and an excellent seamstress), it fit perfectly in the end!
The picture on the left was the first time I tried on my dress. The second is a month later, the third is with extra material and a month after the second picture….and it looked even better on my actual wedding day.
Post # 4
You need to look into getting a long line corset bra for sure. Mine let me fit into two and three sizes smaller in the store. I think a corset could help enough to make the four fit a little nicer.
Post # 5
It depends on where you’re carrying your weight. If you’ve got some back fat to lose, then losing weight will help. If there just isn’t much to pinch back there, then losing weight may slim your waist and thighs instead. Everyone’s body is different, so the weight loss definitely depends on whether there is any fat on your ribs to lose.
The corset may help a little, but four inches is a lot! I don’t know that either one will completely close the gap. I’d check with your seamstress about adding fabric to the back, just to see if that could also help you out.
Post # 6
What a weighty subject! No pun intended, okay maybe intended. 🙂
@mightysapphire, but is it possible to design a dress that doesn’t fit a normal persons rib cage. I don’t have tons of meat back there. I’m pretty normal, depending on who you ask.
I’m 5’6 and 141 pounds. I’m thinking if I drop 10-12 that will lean me out overall. I think I gain weight and lose weight evenly all over. It is a drop waist dress, so the style may be a little more unforgiving. There is also a band of beading that goes all the way around the waist. Not sure how that works seamstress wise.
I’m bound and determined to fit this dress. It’s just so disheartening to try it on and see such a gap.
@whitesonnet That you for the recommendation on the long corset bra. I’m going to for sure look into that right away. 🙂
@jesstagirl Thanks for helping understand all these mysteries. I don’t think I can add fabric to my dress, but who knows? I’m learning so much. Maybe I can. That would be GREAT! 🙂
Post # 7
I agree that the corset back can do wonders and so can the right undergarments. At 5’6 and 141, you would be amazed at how much it will help! I am 5’7 and have a similar build and I was astounded!
Post # 8
@shannon1126 Thanks! That feels so good to hear. It’s like light at the end of the dress…or something 😉
Post # 9
hahahah that actually made me giggle aloud and i am sitting here alone so i felt a little silly =) But glad to help!
Post # 10
@shannon1126 LOL! 🙂 That’s the best!! 🙂 (I laughed writing it) 🙂
Post # 11
shannon1126…where did u get your corset?
Post # 12
I can’t comment on corset backs but I am about your height (5’7″) and I just finished losing about 17 pounds (going from 141 to 124) and I have dropped two dress sizes so I am almost positive that if you achieve your weight loss goal, you will absolutely fit in that dress. Sadly, part of the reason you will is that *ahemmm* your boobs will get smaller and this will give you more space in the dress across the back.
Post # 13
I am not entirely sure if you are asking about putting a corset back into your dress or buying and wearing a corset to help you fit better into your dress? Both would help I’m sure. I am just venturing into the world of wearing corsets.
I bought one and haven’t received it yet, but I’ve been doing all of this research on it and you can definitely go down some inches with one. I have been trying to lose weight for months now, had some luck and then unfortunately had a set back and gained the 10-12 pounds back..but I’m going to break in my corset and then once that’s done wear it so that I get used to it and I can eventually lace it tighter and this is hopefully just going to make my dress fit better and obviously smooth out the places in my back and waist that I need smoothing!
I am planning to get a corset back put into my strapless fit and flare dress so that no matter what we can adjust my dress to look its best in the back. so either way you go with either the corset back to the dress or that plus wearing one underneath, I think you’re on the right track!
ordering clothing online is so hard so I totally sympathize that it was hard to get the sizing right with a wedding dress!