- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Hi Bees! Yes, I know everyone is tired of my shameless dress promotion, but I just wanted to share my final dress fitting photos…Mainly because I had a lot of questions about adding a corset and I know sometimes bees post and wonder about it/if it’s okay to change the dress that much, etc etc.
As some of you may know, my dress is once wed from preownedweddingdresses.com. Although I measured my hips, waist, etc., meticulously. I did not pay such close attention to the chest. The seller was a 34C. I am a 34C. Ok, we’re done. Ummmm, as you can tell, I am not a seamstress for a living:) Needless to say the dress comes in, fits PERFECT in all the places I was so worried about, and of course it won’t zip all the way up.
So I frantically went to a bridal seamstress, and she said the only way to rectify things was to add a corset. I didn’t want it to go all the way down because I didn’t want to alter the fit in the waist and hips. I found pics online of dresses that were corset/zipper combos, and I went with that.
I think she did a great job, considering the material’s pretty fragile, and every “ivory” is different than the next. She also added an large clip inside the dress at the waist where the zipper stops and the corset begins, so that the zipper will be reinforced there and not “rip.”
I also got her to simmer down when she strapped me in the corset…In the last fitting photos it looked like she was trying to make mashed potatoes with my boobs!
I also tried this on with my shapewear – the VS Very Sexy strapless, and the unitard thing from Victoria’s Secret which I will also post a review on because inquiring bees want to know. I didn’t have anything on in the first photos, just a squasher of a tied-up corset:)
Note: The seamstress was having a crisis on the phone, of some sort, in another language. And therefore she just left me to snap photos with my train all wadded up and it was too much for me to sort out myself. So just pretend like it’s not in a ball:)
So, here is my Used and Improved Vera…I like the corset, it makes me feel supported, holds my strapless bra in place (hello DANCING) and my unitard VS Shapewear can’t roll down on me:)