Post # 1
I need some advice on customizing my wedding dress for next fall. I just purchased this dress (Ella 5468) and I want to make some alterations to the back of it to make it unique, fun, and interesting. I would love to have some sort of low or open back (maybe keyhole?), to remove the corset and put in a zipper, and to maybe add some sort of straps depending on the style of the back.
My biggest concern is keeping the fit the same. I love how the corset keeps the dress fitted and tight, but I bet there are ways to change it and still have the fit.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Oh goodness…that dress is beautiful, I would NOT take out the corset back, most brides try to replace their zipper with a lace up, and you already have it! Some ideas…when I was in a bridal store they clipped different feathery flowers on the skirt of the dress, like where the bodice ends and the skirt begins. That can make a big difference…or take off some train, or put sparkles on it…
Like this flower, but on the dress
Post # 4
Unless the dress already closes all the way in the back, I don’t even think you could add a zipper. But I wouldn’t want to do that anyway.
Post # 5
Don’t add a zipper. The corset is much more beautiful and flexible when it comes to those last few weeks.
I suppose if you really wanted to show more back you could take the backing off the corset and just have the ribbon, allowing your skin to show through. But honestly, I think the dress is fine as is!