(Closed) I have an idea of what I want in a dress, but does it exist? Anyone know?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@wellykiwi:Have you considered the possibility of having someone installing a corset back instead of the zipper? I’m not sure if it could be done but it’s worth a try…

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly…

 

Those dresses are gorgeous!!  Could you trust yourself to make sure you exercise every day the month before the wedding and have some backup spanx or even a corset?   Then, just buy in your (reasonable) smallest/mid-smallest fluctuating size. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Check the La Sposa website. I tried on one similar to what you are looking for with the lace up back. I have no idea what the style name is though. Good luck with your search. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

most of the ones i’ve seen usually come with a zip or even if they have lace up back its not a real corset, so it doesnt really allow you that much room. Is it possible to by the gown one size larger and then have it altered close to the wedding date, cos to be honest i think the zip ups look better with this style

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

How about this one?

http://www.sotteroandmidgley.com/dress.aspx?keywordText=v-neck&keywordType=any&page=0&pageSize=15&style=JSM1340

Although honestly, I agree with the above post.  Get some great undergarments and you won’t miss the lace-up back.  I was planning on putting a lace-up back in my gown and when I went in for my 1st fitting it fit great with the spanx and longline bra.  I think the back of my gown would have looked too busy with the lace-up instead of the zipper.  Not every gown can pull it off.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

what about having one custom made?  Take the pictures to a seamstress and tell her what you want.  She should be able to give you an estimate on cost of materials and making it. 

This can also be cheaper than buying one…. sometimes, but not all the time… besides, never hurts to ask for an estimate, especially if you explain you have a budget and want to know if it can be done for that amount.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Three Maggie Sottero / Sottero & Midgley dresses mentioned by Stassney have corset backs (Abigail, JSM1234 and VSM7080). There are also three others that have buttons and zippers over an inner corset, so you’ll get the same shape:

Ella: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=A3428

Passion: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=A3319

Sheridan: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=S5207

The challenge is: are you shopping in NZ? If so you won’t be able to try on any of these before ordering, unless you pop over to Sydney (where Abbey Bridal has a very impressive selection of Maggie dresses).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have just about the same measurements as you and bought a dress that didn’t have a lace-up back, despite wanting one, because alterations would be expensive. So I had them install a corset into the back of the dress and it wasn’t too much $. Could that be an option?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@wellykiwi: Astra is the only Maggie Sottero stockist in NZ, and they only carry a few! Check their website for the complete listing. You can order all the other dresses through them but you have to pay for them first – unfortunately you can’t order anything just to try on. It’s difficult living in a small country!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Ooooooh! This Essense dress is available with a lace up back! Seems to match all your criteria… (The picture has a zip but the website says lace up is available too.)

http://www.essensedesigns.com/dress-D988

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Have a look at Ella 5306 – it has a peekabo back but might meet your requirements – it’s also available at Brides on Thorndon in Wellington according to their website 🙂

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