Post # 1
I had originally planned on ordering a custom gown from an online retailer to combinine a couple dresses I had found because they were out of my budget, but after reading more than a handful of horror stories, and knowing that I had already tried on and felt “the dress” I was basing most of my gown on, I had too many doubts.
I went to try the gown on again and my FH LOVED it, (and it was the only gown he’s loved other than a simple white taffeta trumpet gown I had tried on.) The boutique manager then came up as I was in the dress and said she wanted me to have it and offered us 25% off with only $100 down…so we got it.
Now my dillema…I want a corset back!
My gown is a size 6 and it’s a little too big-plus I plan on losing at least another 10 lbs before the big day. I know corsets are usually added to gain size and I don’t want to mess with the integrity of my beautiful gown, but I really want the corset back! I want to keep the open split at the top, so I’d want the corset to start only where the zipper is…
Post # 3
I’m not a professional seamstress or anything like so I really don’t know, but I think your dress has too much detail on the back to make adding a corset easy. You’re really going to need to take it to a seamstress to find out.
Post # 6
I think it would be a shame to add a corset, the back of your gown has a gorgeous flow to it that would be disrupted by a corset. I doubt it would even be possible if it’s already big and you’re losing more weight, but you’d have to see a professional seamstress to find out for sure.
Post # 7
Thanks for the input y’all! I won’t get my dress for a few months, so I guess I will have to wait until then and see what the seamstress says about it all… I know it’s going to need to be taken in at the sides already, so if a corset could be added, they’d only need to take it in that extra bit to allow a corset.
Post # 8
So, my seamstress says it won’t be any problem to add a corset, but I am freaking out that it may disrupt the flow of my gown…She’s going to start on it tomorrow, and I don’t know what to tell her…am I over-reacting??