Post # 1
I’m shopping for a wedding dress, and noticed that some designers have an extra hidden corset back in their dresses. I don’t mean the bra like strappy piece with the hook and eyes, I mean a full on corset that you tie with crossing ribbons. This is built inside the dress which is covered by a zippered back, so it isn’t visible from the outside.
Has anyone come across designs like this and is it worth the hassle? Or if you’ve only tried on a visible corset vs a zipper dress, did you feel like the corset is helping your figure/posture? I’m asking because I can’t decide if it would make a difference for 12 hours…it does feel more secure but getting the ribbons done right takes forever, and my bridal party isn’t very good at this sort of thing!
Post # 2
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 # 3
To update the post, here’s a pic I found online.
Good point, thanks 🙂
Post # 4
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
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 # 6
What sbl99 said. I lose weight even after the dress was fixed, and thankfully the corset helps adjust the dress. Also, apparently you don’t lose/gain measurements in your body in the same way, so corset helps that too.
Post # 7
- 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
Mine was zipped, but it is also properly boned, fitted correctly and has straps so it didn’t move at all.
Post # 9
- 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
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
- Wedding: July 2020 - City, State
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
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 # 13
10 or 12 sounds good, more than a usual seat belt but not as much hassle as having to tie actual corset ribbons! Which designer did you buy from?
I feel like the smaller corset inside is more for ensuring a structured shape more than keeping the dress up, since there is a zipper outside haha.
I find that most British designers usually have such a design, American ones only have one not both and Australian designers are popular for a boho look so they don’t have boning and corset, some are stretchy and don’t even have zips! When the consultant got me into the dress I loved it because she did it up so well but I don’t know if others could. And I wouldn’t be able to get into it alone.
thanks! A seat belt..you learn something new everyday lol. It does have very structured boning, and a traditional dress in satin, I think it’s just a feature specific to the designer.
yeah that’s what I’m worried about too, as well as not being able to get in and out as easily if needed!
Post # 14
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
What a good idea, l never saw it before !weilan :