Post # 17
i’d never seen it open like in that picture but i think it’s a great idea if you’re concerned about being really hot in your dress. as long as it doesn’t go down too far i don’t think it’s too racy or anything.
Post # 18
Like some of the above posters said, I can’t imagine that it would make a huge difference temperature wise. Also, I think you have to be mindful of where your wedding is taking place and the guests. For example if you are having a church wedding or inviting a lot of older/more traditional people, you might want to stick with the panel.
Post # 19
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
i think if i didn’t have a panel, my backfat would’ve been buldging out! so maybe it also depends how tight one plans on pulling her corset XD
Post # 20
When i first started looking for my dress i thought i wanted a corset back….but i was soooo disappointed when all of the dress had the “modesty panel” in the back. If thats the look you want i say GO FOR IT!!!!! I dont think a corset back is to revealing nor do i feel it is any more risque than a garter toss…but thats just me….I think that a lil bit of revealing can be super sexy…and whos to say that sexy and classy are opposites or even mutually exclusive?
Post # 21
Per some of your suggestions, I’ve taken another look at the back, and I think I’m not going to go with the open back. The corset goes really, really low, (all the way down to my butt) and I definitely do not want to go for the sexy or sleazy look on my wedding day.
Here’s the dress.
Post # 22
I think using the modesty panel is a better idea personally. The last wedding I went to, the bride had an open corset back, but it must have had a lower modesty panel or something, and the guests kept trying to guess whether the panel was a part of her dress or if we were getting a glimpse of her panties… kind of weird.
Post # 23
I would never do an open corset…looks so tacky, in my opinion. I would be wondering why the entire time?
Post # 24
I feel like we are buds bc we have the same dres!!
Use a modesty panel…you wont regret it!
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i wanted to have the modesty panel removed.. but at db they wouldn’t and i couldn’t even get her to take it in, so my dress was way too big on my wedding day…
Post # 27
@ royalmuskoka – We have the same dress and I think we’re getting married on the same day!
Post # 28
No modesty panel I would choose open back.
Post # 29
I know you said that you want more ventilation, but I don’t think it will make much difference. And I think that without the modesty panel, the dress doesn’t look as “put together” as it does when the panel is used. My FI’s cousin got married and she wore her corset open in the back, but only had half of a panel and to me it ruined the look of the dress, the part of the dress with the panel looked so much more polished, and the top part without the panel looked like the dress hadn’t been finished. Don’t get me wrong, she looked absolutely gorgeous, but it just didn’t look all that great in the back, but of course everyone has their own taste.
Post # 30
I’m fairly positive I’m doing the open back. I think the modesty panel looks like you’re trying to HIDE the fact that you have a corseted back. If you have it, why are you hiding it?
Post # 31
I cut mine down 3/4 to have mostly open and since it goes down to middle of my butt , I obv. kept the modesty panel from the small of my back downwards. I love it! I dont think I will regret it!