(Closed) How forgiving is a corset dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Beautiful dress! I tried on a bunch of different Maggie gowns in different styles, and the 8 always worked the best for me, no matter what. FWIW, I am 5’2″, an A-cup and even though I’m fairly petite I have larger hips from having two children, and those corset backs always looked great on me, especially the strapless dresses. It’s impossible for a stranger to really guess about your alterations, but if your salon ordered the correct size and when you consider the structure in most Maggie gowns and the flexibiity of the corset, your chances are as good as you’re going to get for only needing a bustle. Did they order the dress to your height? I’m assuming they did due to the lace on the bottom. FWIW, a good seamstress can do a lot in a week or two- you might want to book yourself an appointment just in case.

Good luck!

Post # 5
8430 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I had a corset back and lost weight in the weeks before the wedding. It was probably the thing that made the dress fit- it would have hung off if it was a button or zip up.

You can always buy an underbust corset or waist cincher to wear underneath if it is a little snug.

Post # 6
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Corset dresses are amazing for just that reason. I actually got one for our wedding because I anticipated problems without it. And it worked great. I have a medical problem where I have severe bloating after eating (think a 7″ difference in my measurements in an hour). Sure enoigh, I was definitely bloated bymidway through the night.

Post # 7
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@mspartridge: Love the Doreen dress, it was one of the ones I tried on! I picked a different Maggie dress and ordered a size 6. I ordered my dress in November and it came in the first week of May and now, I’m waiting for my first alterations appointment. I think corsets are forgiving to our problems areas and it makes the waist seem even smaller. As far as loosing weight…you can but keep in mind the the corset Maggie dress can at times fit a size or two. What I mean is that you can loosen up the corset if needed and also…for example, a size 8 may fit a bride who is 8/10 because the corset can be loosen. It really all depends on your measurements though but don’t fret, you should be more than fine!

Post # 8
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If your that close to measurements youshould be fine. All of my measurements poined to a diffrent size so i still needed minor alreations. But I did not  start alterations until the last week of May and was married the 19 of June so it will all be fine 

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