Post # 1
Has anyone ever added an inner lace up corset to their button back wedding gown? Mine doesnt have anything but boning in it and was wondering if this would help to suck me in slightly while keeping the button up back. Thanks bees
Post # 3
@golfergirl: I am going to be doing this. What I plan to do is get a strong, real corset (Probably the Mae underbust from What Katie Did) and then marking the place on my laces where I laced to. Then I am going to put on my dress, and have the seamstress alter it to my corseted waist size. I plan to wear the corset several times before the wedding to get accustomed to the reduction.
Post # 4
@golfergirl: my dress was an Anjolique dress, and it was built exactly this way. I loved it because I got the best of both worlds- the tightening of the corset, but the button look that I loved. 🙂
Post # 5
Did the corset inside cause problems with the zipper? Like if you made it too tight would there be a gap??? Did it suck your tummy in or just keep the dress up better?
Post # 6
It all worked out just great – there was no gap. it wasn’t a full corset however, so it didn’t cover my whole tummy – so i can’t comment on that much, sadly.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
If your dress has boning, the boning in the corset would conflict with the boning in the dress and be very uncomfortable. I recommend spanx instead. It will suck you in without being hard and constricting like a steel-boned corset.
Post # 8
+ I’m wondering the same thing, you say your dress already has boning in the construction – I would imagine an additional corset would be both uncomfortable and bulky? Have you tried really heavy-duty shapewear, Spanx etc? I like Nancy Ganz too.