Is a corset back worth the hassle?

posted 10 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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weilan :  I had the option with my dress – get it with a zip, or with a corset back

I chose corset as you have more wiggle room with it

What if, after your final fitting, wedding stress causes you to drop or gain weight in the last few weeks? A corset back would forgive those flaws easier than a zip. With a zip you have nowhere to go.

Never heard of both though….but I wouldn’t trust my body with zip alone.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

My dress had the bra strap like thing (it’s called a seat belt) and just a zipper and it didn’t budge all night. I imagine these ones with the built in corset are more fabrics/styles that don’t have enough structure to stay up on their own, perhaps avoiding boning? I wouldn’t seek out, nor avoid, this style, just find a dress you like and go with what ever “supports” it has.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Mine had a built in corset that was much wider than a bra/seat belt, but it was hook and eye. Between that and the boning, my dress did not move. The security was nice, especially while dancing.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

I tried on a dress that basically had a “seat belt” in it and it was amazing.  That dress did NOT move, and was super comfortable.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Mine was zipped, but it is also properly boned, fitted correctly and has straps so it didn’t move at all.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I had a corset back. I loved it and the way it looked. But the one con was everyone was afraid to tie it too tight even though I wanted it tight and over a couple hours it loosened slightly. Not enough to be an issue. Just enough that I noticed. No regrets though!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I wish I saw dresses with this construction.  I didn’t want the look of a visible corset at all but a corset is really what I needed to properly fit my body.  Would have loved a hidden corset.  If you have a proportional shape and you don’t need a corset great, skip having to tie that thing up whether hidden or exposed. It’s annoying. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

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weilan :  My dress has a coreset but the ribbon is thicker, and my dress is strapless. The thicker ribbon was nice and made it so my dress wont fall or move but I’m not sure how i’d feel about the tiny ribbon on the corset

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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weilan :  mine had the “seatbelt” too but it wasn’t a corset – it was hook and eye closures (about 10 or 12 of them). Since my dress was strapless I felt like it helped keep it up and I didn’t tug on it once all day. It had a zip closure which was then covered with satin buttons/loops. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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weilan :  I ended up with Jasmine Bridal, but it was down to that and a Justin Alexander and they both had it. I actually loved the decorative belt from the Justin Alexander so much I bought it separately and had it sewn on to my dress so keep in mind that little tweaks like that can be an option! It gave me the comfortable dress I wanted with the pretty bling I wanted too. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

What a good idea, l never saw it before !

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