(Closed) So is it one or the other? Lace back or corset only?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Lace is such a delicate fabric that I’d worry about the amount of stress a corset back would put on it, that with nothing under that lace to support it the lace would buckle and strain, or even tear. And to leave some of the dress loose and pull the rest of it tight wouldn’t work. Over time it’ll resettle and the tighter parts will open up and the looser edges with get closer.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

And I can’t edit for some reason so I’ll add here: that top sample picture you posted doesn’t look like its pulled tightly, which defeats the purpose of a corset anyway. You might be best off going with a separate lace bolero or something if you really want that look with the fit of a corset style gown. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

agree with PP, also many of the replica dresses that have a lace up back do not have the structure of a real corset gown.

Maggie S makes the best structured dresses for curvy women in a mid range price. There are lots of her dresses on preowned sites too, to save even more money. 

Lots of Vera Wangs (not cure if this applies to her white collection, which I’ve never tried on) have an inner corset as well as amazing structure, which makes them extra flattering.

you can’t lace up lace or organza or any lighter material in any real sense that will enhance a figure. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Some dresses I tried had an inner corset and then lace over it…i think they were Maggie sottero

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

That looks really weird to me. 

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