(Closed) Fitting into the dress (corset and weightloss discussion)

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
3340 posts
Sugar bee

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 # 7
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 9
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

hahahah that actually made me giggle aloud and i am sitting here alone so i felt a little silly =) But glad to help!

Post # 11
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

shannon1126…where did u get your corset?

Post # 12
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
46 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

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!

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