Post # 1
I’m waiting for my Maggie Sottero Doreen, which has a corset back. The sample I tried on in the store was too large, and I’m wondering just how many alterations my dress may need. I’m on a very tight schedule (dress is supposed to come in at the end of July and I leave for my out of town wedding on the 2nd week of August) so I don’t have time for lengthy alterations. I’m hoping that it’ll only need bustling.
Just how adjustable is the fit on a corset dress? Is it flexible enough to accommodate flab? Or if I lose weight, can it be tightened enough to give me a good fit? By The Way, I tried on a Maggie gown in my correct size (different style–sheath gown) and it seemed to fit well. Thanks for any insight!!
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
I ordered the petite length–I’m 5’4″ and am planning to wear 3-4″ heels. When they took my measurements at the store and showed me the Maggie size chart, I was almost exactly a size 6 (give or take 1/2 an inch at the natural waist). I’m really hoping the dress will only need bustling.
Thank you for the suggestion about making the alterations appointment in advance! I just hope the dress comes in by the end of July. Waiting is so hard!
Post # 5
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
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
@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
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
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! I feel much better about the sizing now. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that all it’ll need is bustling now. 🙂