Post # 1
I found THE dress! It’s a Lorie from Maggie Sottero. I love everything about it. I’m not a huge fan of the lace up back, however. My consultant told me as of last week, Maggie dresses can be made with a zipper back instead. Super cool news. The only problem is, the corset makes me look fantastic and I won’t need a bra. I have been in love with buttons forever, but I’m willing to let this slide for no bra and a killer shape haha. My issue is I got a jacket to wear to add sleeves and I love it. It has buttons on it which I love, but then I worry the back will look weird with some buttons (that may overlap the top of the dress) an then a corset. You can really tells it’s a jacket and not part of the dress.
We ordered the dress a little big so the laces will touch making it look less standard corset in the back(no extra fabric to see the criss cross laces). I didn’t know if there was anyway to add some material to cover the back closure of the dress to make the transition from buttons to the rest of the dress more seamless.
I tried to google it but kept getting articles about adding a corset to the back of a dress. If I can’t I can’t, but I’d like to know if I have any options instead of waiting all the way until March to ask my seamstress (when the dress comes in).
edit: this is the back of the dress with the jacket on. The jacket is too small (it’ll actually close and come up on ym shoulders more) but you can see what I mean about the laces touching.
Post # 2
Kaites4: I know dresses can have a modesty panel, so your skin isn’t showing through the laces, so can you ask them to put the modesty panel OVER the laces instead of behind them?
Post # 3
have them remove the corset and add a hidden zipper!
Post # 4
playdohpants: I was thinking about that, but wasn’t sure it was possible.
Footballwife: as I said in the post, a zipper wouldn’t give me the support or shape.
Post # 5
There are some Maggie dresses I hear, with an INNER corset. Can they rock that on this style?
Descriptions often say “inner corset with button closure” or something similar on her site.
Hope you can find something that works!
Post # 6
Kaites4: If it is fit vs look go for FIT. I mean you will not see much of your back, your front will be in most of the pictures/portraits.
For me NOTHING fits me like a corset top. It is the fit that makes you feel amazing! For me no bra is HUGE deal, I dont want any more layers and things cutting in if the dress can take care of that.
PS I love the jacket!
PPS Sorry forgot to add – I think the button jacket back + corset does not bother me in the least. This way you get best of both worlds – fancy buttons and the shape.
Post # 7
PPPS Here’s another thread about the same issue:
Bolero jacket on top of corset dress
Post # 8
I honestly think that if that is the size you ordered you should go for a zip/buttons replacement, when the corset is closed like that it will be the same surely. A corset gives you an amazing shape when it is the v shape at the back and can pull you right in. If it is already closed, it can’t pull you in anymore. You might find it’s just the perfect style and fit anyway, the boning, cut and fit of the Maggies/Sotteros really is special. 🙂
Post # 9
PunkRockPrincess: This style doesn’t have that, which bums me out. I went a little ober budget, so making major alterations is out of my price range.
AnnaVictoria: I agree, I defnitely went for fit. The more I look at it the more I like the corset with the laces touching. I still think the transition will be a bit weird from buttons to corset if the jacket overlaps. I wonder if they can alter the jacket…
I love how it looks from the back so I want it to be perfect lol
Mangomosa: I disagree with that. I tried on dresses that were a bit snug with zippers and they don’t shape me at all, I just look like I’m too chubby to fit into the dress lol
Post # 10
Kaites4: Maybe you can have the buttons changed to some ‘see through’ more subtle variety?
Post # 11
True the dress won’t be quite as snug as with the corset but as long as you have the zipper dress tailored really well it should support you and bring out your shape. That’s the only thing with zippers is that they need more alterations compared to corsets, it does all the tailoring for you instant gratification.
Post # 12
Kaites4: I have a few ideas,
1. try to order extra lace, and add a “over panel” of lace over the corset. You can have the panel be divided in half going down, and add buttons to fasten the 2 sides of the over panel together. So the corset will be partially seen if you look through the lace.
I took the liberty to try and draw my idea out (i used my note tablet, but it’s messy cuz I went fast) excuse the poor lace drawing skills.
2. Get a different belero jacket that reaches to the top of the hips. So the lace can cover the corset.
For both of these Ideas you would need to use a really thin corset string, so it’s not so bulky, also possibly get rid of the inner panel so you don’t have 3 layers going on to add bulge.
of the 2 ideas I like the first one..but the 2nd one is easier.
Post # 13
KingsDaughter: THANK YOU!!! Thhe first suggestion is exactly what I was thinking but didn’t know the proper terms or how to figure out the mechanics. I love it, thank you thank you!
Post # 14
Kaites4: no problem!!!
Although I think if you did this I think I would get a dress that fits and isn’t so big, I think it works better when there is little more of a gap in the corset maybe.
Post # 15
I am having a smilar issue, funny enough, when I tried the dress on, the sale’s person put sash on me, big enough for the bow to cover up most of the corsage lacing. I can’t find examples of results for ‘OVER panel’. If anyone does please share it…
So she convinse me to try on a strapless with a jacket; and I said yes, because the lace was very beautiful.