Post # 1
my dress was made to my measurements, but I’m noticing I can lace the corset as tightly as it will go, and I still have room below the waist, in the belly part. So my body feels like it’s not being held in tightly, because the bottom of the dress is basically a piece of armor – it’s a really longline corset.
The designer has said I can go back and get it adjusted, but now I’m hesitating. I don’t think it would modify the look a lot, and it’s a heck of a lot of work for her, being that altering a corset is a pretty huge undertaking. AND I don’t know that it would result in comfort. Maybe I’m just used to far too tight-lacing in my corsets,
and/ or my body image issues are having me want to be squeezed slimmer … which isn’t a great idea when nerves are added to the mix.
What do you think? Does this look too big? Would you / did you get your dress altered so it was very snug, and if you did, were you comfortable?
i could cancel the appointment today (which also involves a pretty crazy drive for me) but I want to be sure and make a good choice here … don’t want to feel I’m flopping around in my dress on my wedding day
Post # 2
I wouldn’t. Think about when you’ll be eating at the reception– your stomach will expand. My dress felt “snug” when it was on, and then I was only able to eat a few bites of dinner because the dress prevented my stomach from expanding–it was super uncomfortable.
Post # 3
It already looks extremely tight to me.
Post # 4
Thank you so much! You’re right … there will be eating. And with nerves, I guess I’d rather be able to breathe.
Thank you. So relieved
Post # 5
I don’t think it is too big, but the fabric tied in the front hits at a very awkward spot. I would have that removed.
Post # 6
Does it keep your boobs in place? If so then it looks great and seems secure where it counts. If it’s laced as tight as it can go and you feel like you’re going to fall out, then get it made smaller.
Post # 7
To me it might need to get hoiked up a few inches? Will that change the way it fits? Either way, I wouldn’t get it altered. It looks like it fits great.
Post # 8
yeah…it keeps slipping downward. :-/ and I agree about the belt – it is supposed to be a medieval look, but it’s just not quite working. soooo … back I go to the designer. thank goodness she’s really been so kind about this.
Post # 9
Oh I don’t know op, I rather like the belt the way it is. It is strangely suggestive but it also is very midieval.
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2019 - Canada
Corsets should be tight! I had a corset back for my first wedding dress and the seamstress told me that if it’s as tight as it’ll go at the beginning of the day, it’ll be too loose by the end of the night because it will stretch and relax a bit as the day goes. I didnt end up tightening it because the ruching was was chafing and I wanted some room, but the dress definitely relaxed throughout the day. If it’s already not staying in place, definitely get it tightened up! You can always loosen it, but if you cant tighten it, that could be an issue. Gorgeous dress!!
Post # 11
I had the same thing happen with my wedding dress; about 1 hour into our reception (maybe 2.5 hours after putting the dress on) my dress started loosening a bit and getting more roomy. If your corset is already pulled tight and you still feel some looseness, the corset itself needs to be taken in. You should have the option to tighten or loosen the corset as needed, as the day progresses. Also, I love that deep red/wine color! Great choice, OP. It complements your skin tone beautifully.