Post # 1
I have already chosen my dress, but have one little niggle, even though I love the detail and trail etc! Its got a ZIP and I’m not sure if I like it!!! I would have so much prefered and loved to have the corset type pull me in dress!!! I now worry that after my dress has been made to measure etc, I’m still not going to have that slim waist look! plus do I trust the Zip? ekk … Has anyone else got a zip up dress and worrying? The photo shows my zip on show!!! but its the sample dress and I hope it will be covered on my actual dress!! Do you think I should get buttons added!?
What do you think bees????
Post # 3
I love it! I actually wish I had a zip up back, I have a corset. The corset does give you that defined waist but I have some (okay a lot) of extra meat on these bones it also give me a nice roll of backfat spilling over the top of the dress, I also cannot sit well in it because it’s so tight and there is so much boning. I am going to have to lose weight now so that the corset is not so tight, I tried having it done up more losely and it looks all gaped and stupid, I would stick with the zipper lol. You are WAY smaller than me but I still think that overall a zipper back is more comfortable. Although I do think buttons over the zipper would look stunning (I wanted the little buttons so much).
Post # 4
Personally, I love corset back dresses and I don’t think I’d go with anything else. But I love the idea of adding buttons, I think it would really class up the back of the dress and add a nice detail!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
I was just in a wedding where the bride had a zip up dress. She looked fantastic but the dress was just a smidge tight (the fit looked great but she was a tiny bit uncomfortable) and she had trouble with the zipper sneaking down all night. You can even see it in the pictures at times. That experience convinced me that I want a corset.
Post # 6
Mine is a zip up with the button detailing (however, my zipper ends in the lower-middle-back rather than between the shoulder blades). I think you should add the buttons and so long as there is a eye-hole clip at the top of that you can secure, the zipper shouldn’t inch down on you at all!
Post # 7
I love the zipper! I’m not usually a fan of corsets, though..
Post # 8
I dont know what came over me in the store to not really pay attention to the Zipper?… I guess I just loved the rest of the dress!
I hope it won’t come down! I might get asked to be sewn in just in case and my Fi to have some scissors ready at night !!
I have just found this topic but I doubt it will work as I have so much detail on the back panel!
Post # 9
If the corsett doesn’t work then add buttons to it so that it hides the zip!
Post # 10
I think it’s fine. I’ll be honest, I prefer buttons but as a guest, I doubt i’d even notice!
Post # 11
Also…you look lovely in the dress 🙂
Post # 12
My dress has a TON of beadwork that meets in the back of the dress. It origionally was a zip up but I’m having it changed to a corset at the designer. Its really your preference. The dress looks beautiful on you and I dont think you could go wrong with either of your choices..
Post # 13
I think you have that slim waist look already, without the corset. I do like the look of buttons over the zipper.
Post # 14
I had a zip up and it was great except when I realised the morning of the wedding that the buttons where fake but there where hook and loop closures which made the zipper disapeer so I was ok. I say as long as the zip doesnt show there isnt a problem. Zips that show make me think of cheap davids bridal dresses and is not a finished look. Add buttons or hook and loop(if possible) and your good.
Post # 15
Ahh yes thanks for the advice, even though I would like to get it changed at the designer, I bet they wont be able too. I will ask for the buttons and yes thanks @naturalysam for the advice to get hook and loop to make the zipper disapear!! I hope it will all work out good! 🙂
Post # 16
I had a zip on my tulle ballgown and I can honestly say I’m glad I did. No one had to faff for ages doing me up and when I popped up to our hotel room to get 5 minutes of a breather I was able to let the zip down for a bit of light relief. My dress fitted perfectly but it was great to be able to air myself for a few seconds. You’re dress is gorgeous by the way.