(Closed) Question about corset backs and measurements.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I say get the 2. I had a corset backed dress and there is plenty of room to work with in the bust.  Half an inch will be no problem.  The only thing this means is that the corset will be a little more open in the back than originally intended by the designer.

Post # 4
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had the same problem when I picked my dress size.  I chose the size down.  My dress fits great through my stomach and hips, but is about half an inch too small in the bust.  If I don’t lose that half inch before my alterations, they will just move the panel over slightly, so that my back is covered and there isn’t a strip of skin peeking out.  It is a much easier alteration than having to take in the waist and hips, especially since my dress is beaded across the hips (which would make for an expensive alteration!).

Post # 5
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would say the size 2 as well. The corset back should accomodate for the half inch, but even if it doesn’t you can usually get a dress let out a little bit. Even letting it out half an inch would be less work than taking it in so much (and therefore less money).

Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I vote size 2 as well. I have a corset back dress and ordered 2 sizes smaller than I measured (because I was planning to lose weight). I didn’t lose quite enough but it still doesn’t really matter bc of the corset– gives me some leway!

Post # 8
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Is it bad that I want to say “Get thou to a bakery and eat!”?  But yeah, definitely the smaller dress.  I KNOW I wouldn’t fit my dress with a zippered back, and yours might.

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