Post # 1
Sorry I guess maybe this shouldn’t be in “dress”??
I was planning on wearing this with the “other” dress I’d originally chosen:
I am still thinking it’s a good choice even though I no longer “need” the same shaping in the hip area because my dress (now) is an a-line and the first was more fit & flare, I think it will help me create an overall smooth silhouette. It’s got decent control, should slim me in the waist, strapless for the “girls”, and a lower back in case I decide to lower the back of my dress.
Plus it’s $30 and I could wear it with other everyday clothes.
My question though: do you think it’s “sexy”?
I like it because I like vintage and it’s pretty much a reproduction of a vintage merry widow / bustier.
I would like to ideally wear one sexy thing, with panties and stockings, and not have to change on the wedding night into a separate sexy thing.
I’m just wondering if it says “sexy” to you. Also it comes in colors and I’m torn as to whether or not i should go with white — typically bridal, or something else.
Or maybe you have other suggestions for shapewear that is also sexy… and strapless… sufficient for a D cup sized person…?
Post # 3
I think it’s very sexy! Where’d you find it–I might have to steal it! Lol. What other colors does it come in?
Unfortunately, I’m a B cup (booooo) and therefore don’t have the same support issues. I’d say, from the looks of this, that it’d be a pretty safe bet, though.
Post # 4
I have something JUST like this, but I don’t think it’s sexy. i think it’s functional–keeps my chest in place, so I feel ya. I’m a Dirty Delete and this is the best style of supportive bra I can get for formalwear. The only thing I don’t like is that it creases when i sit, but most people don’t even notice. But i wear mine with cocktail dresses usually. It feels like I “need” to wear it, not like I want to, lol. But i guess if you threw some thigh highs on with it, that’d take it up a notch. And heels. What guy can resist?
But i warn you–if you wear it for a few hours, it gets warm. And you’ll sweat in it. And that is not sexy….=]
I would be careful about it having a zippered front. I’d be afraid it’d pop apart or somerthing, not thread properly, and then not work very well. hook/eyes may work better.
Post # 5
I would not wear it if you don’t have to! Why torture yourself for nothing?? You can always slip into it or something else after the wedding, when it’s just you and your man. 🙂
Post # 6
I think it’s very sexy. Bless your heart for wearing it for you man all day. I could not do it.
Post # 7
Haha. I just wanted to note that MsInterpret is one of our fabulous LGBTQ brides…. so she’s not really wearing it for a man. lol.
I think it’s functional, honestly. It does have a distinctly retro feel, but it looks like foundation garments, not lingerie. I would just slip into something sexier later. I do agree with ejs about the zipper though. Id go for hooks and eyes.
Post # 8
@Statutory Grape: It’s on orchardcorset.com and right now they have them on sale until the 16th. If you get white or black it’s $22.50
If you get colored it’s $27.50:
The colors are purple, green, yellow, wine, orange, fuschia, royal blue, pale pink. Of course they don’t have light blue which is what I’d really want!!
@ejs4y8: I was thinking of wearing it with some adorable lace top swiss dot stockings I found. This model has hook & eyes under the zipper and is supposed to be really “sturdy” which is what I think I need. The torsolette thing at David’s Bridal worked for nipping my waist some and for bust support but the bust on those FEELS flimsy to me and doesn’t leave me feeling insecure, plus since they only go to the top of the hip they leave any belly bulge just out there. Thanks for your feedback on how it feels in real life! That’s good point about being hot but I am not sure any other longline bra type thing will be any better… 🙁 I am concerned about that overall, because I’m hot natured and my dress is heavy and then add a petticoat! Ugh. I can see me wanting the church at 50 degrees inside and everyone else freezing… and I can’t exactly do that. lol.
@Farfromachildbride: Well either way I have to wear something. 🙂 I have to have a longline strapless bra and this is just a step further. I am a larger size and I really like the smaller waist look I will get with something like this. I was just not sure if I should look for something just as functional but prettier/sexier, you know?
Like for example this corset:
Post # 9
Oops, sorry for assuming, my bad. I couldn’t wear that all day for anyone. 🙂
Post # 10
I actually like the lace corset you posted first over the satin one. I think the lace preserves the retro feel you said you like about the first one.
Post # 11
I wanted to share this site. They sell vintage reproduction foundation garments and lingerie. http://www.whatkatiedid.com/
Post # 12
I prefer the lace over the satin, too. They aren’t super comfortable, though…they just feel stiff in general. But i think if you dress it up right, it can go beyond functional lingerie. I think if you want a good longline bra, it may set you back more than $30. You get what you pay for, and if you NEED the support, you’ll have to get something more structured. Mine was like $65 I think, and I got it at a specialty bra store. I tried on over 2 dozen. for some reason the cups don’t always fit right, AND if you launder it and wear it, it conforms after a couple of days. If you are planning on wearing it under your dress, you may wanna break it in.
Maybe you can find a corset that has some slim ties in the back? Or you could do a strapless and a pure corset….good ole fashioned kind. You could always change into something, too =]. I vote for that….cuz if you sweat in a longline all day, i’ts not so sexy =]
Post # 13
@zippylef: Hey I just don’t even catch that sort of thing anymore. 🙂 lol.
What’s funny is I think it’s totally sexy in the other colors, but somehow the white looks so practical!
I really want to wear stockings and I like that the garters are real… I’ve dealt with those cutesy plastic ones before and I hate them. They always let go when they aren’t supposed to.
I think I will get it for it’s cinching/hold ’em up properties and then switch into something sexier / cuter but keep the panties and stockings and just lose the bustier thing and garters, since the stocking I plan on buying are “either /or” anyway.. they stay up on their own or you can use with garters. Or so they say. Maybe I’ll just swap this thing for a babydoll:
Of course I need to find something with real straps and decent cups! :::::sigh::::
Post # 14
@tintine1: It’s okay. I used to wear corsets “just for fun” and as outerwear and I don’t mind. 🙂
@zippylef: I forgot about that site. I’d been there before but forgot to bookmark it. Thanks!
@ejs4y8: I think I am too cheap to spend on a real deal corset. lol. A regular strapless bra gives me that same “insecure” feeling. I think it’s looking more and more like I”ll just change into something softer/cuter at the end of the day!