(Closed) Has anyone worn a lace up corset under their dress? My dress wont close :(

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If the zipping stops because of your rib cage, neither corset or exercise is really going to change that.  If its because of your bust, a corset could help.  It just moves the mass around into a different location.  Also, losing some weight could work, but it would have to be from your bust, and thats not really something you can easily focus on πŸ˜›

Can you post a picture of the back?  Perhaps a corset back wouldnt look that bad at all…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would ask a seamstress for help on either letting the dress out or see if they can somehow add in a lace up back to the dress that won’t look strange with it. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Take it to a seamstress they can work miracles!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I feel your pain!  I am planning to get a steel-boned overbust corset to wear under my dress as well.  I want something that will suck me in, give me a great hourglass figure, support my girls, and discourage slouching!  I am not personally a fan of the corset-back look on a dress for myself (lovely for other people, LOVE what it does for a figure, but just not my taste for myself), so I am going this route.

Check out corset-story.com.  I plan on buying from them, they have an excellent return policy.  They say the corset can suck you in 4-6″!!  I think with 6″ I wouldn’t be able to breathe, but even if it just pulled me in 2″ I’ll be thrilled πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Well, how much do you weigh/what height are you? Is it healthy for you to lose the weight? If so I say just do that. The corset should help as well, but it would probably be more comfortable just not to have to wear it.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@minipenguin:  I bought a dress online and it was too small in the bust (would not zip). I am chubby, but the last part of my body I loose weight from is the bust!

This is all to say I have been heming and hawing about adding a corset like yourself as I think it would detract from the overall look.

I have recently joined the gym and been more conscious of my diet and have lost 30 pounds. The dress zips up and looks great!

I would encourage you to excersize and diet a bit if you have the time to do so. I am so happy to not have to alter my dress.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I would say rather than putting yourself through the pain of a corset, do some exercise! Don’t go crazy intense, just do lots of cardio. That will reduce weight generally from all over your body. You said too that it’s only a couple of inches at the top, i think you could lose that no problem at all πŸ™‚ Oh, and drink lots of water. Your body could be storing water if you don’t drink enough, so drinking tons of water every day will first make you bloat a bit and then all of that water weight will flush away! πŸ™‚ Best of luck dear!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

This is going to sound crazy but have you held your boobs up in the dress?

When I was trying on dresses there were a few that didn’t zip by a few inches and just pulling my boobs up and out of the way was enough to zip it. It made a huge difference.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

before dieting I would take it to a seamstress and see what she has to say. you don’t look like you need to lose ten pounds.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@minipenguin:  Are you wearing a bra in that picture? I feel like if you lose weight, since you’re already so thin, a good chunk of it should come right off the boobs lol

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