(Closed) So unscientific poll – which back do you prefer? zippers, buttons, corsets oh my

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which back fastener do you like the look of best
    Corset - with modesty panel : (31 votes)
    31 %
    Zipper : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Zipper with decorative Buttons along side : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Zipper with Button-Loop to cover Zipper : (37 votes)
    37 %
    Button-Loop no zipper : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Corset without modesty panel : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Side zipper : (3 votes)
    3 %
    side corset : (0 votes)
    other (please describe because have not seen many besides what I listed) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I voted for corsets with modesty panels, but I LOVE the look of well-done buttons (either with or without a zipper, though I would probably prefer the zipper for convenience).  They’re both fantastic on the right dress.

    Post # 4
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted for corsets with modesty panels. I also LOVE buttons, though. Wish we could pick two! 🙂

    Post # 5
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Aure: ditto!

    Post # 6
    5183 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I hate corsets. I really love the look of buttons but I can see how they can be a lot of work.. especially those tiny ones! I voted for zippers–yes, I know, Im lame lol

    Post # 7
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    zipper covered with buttons 🙂 

    Post # 8
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I loved my corset.  My seamstress says that alterations are always less on those dresses since you an fluctuate in weight either way by 10lbs or more without having to have anything taken in or let out.   It was so comfy too.

    I didn’t use the modesty panel. 

    Post # 9
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Zippers covered with buttons! I’ve seen all options done beautifully though.

    Post # 10
    1165 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I really like the look of buttons but my dress actually had a corset and I liked the versatility.  I think I would have been paranoid about the fit if I didn’t have the ability to tighten and loosen the dress.

    Post # 11
    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love corsets with modesty panels. Zippers just didn’t give enough “play” in the dress for me, and was always too tight in all the wrong places.

    But I agree with PP’s I love a good button down back as well!

    Post # 12
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love corset backs, but I wanted a short dress and there are very few with lace-up backs so I had to settle for a hidden zipper.

    Post # 13
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Lace-up closures don’t seem to appear in too many higher end lines except for the ones that do looks that are supposed to be corset-y all the way around (Pnina; Atelier Aimee).  

    On one episode of Amsale Girls there was a bride who wanted to have a corset substituted for a zipper, and they were like, “Uh, no…that’s not something we do to our dresses.” I think lace -ups can be pretty and work for girls that are unsure of their wedding day weight.  But I think buttons are more elegant if you have a boned bodice.

    My favorite:

    Post # 14
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @GreenEyedMoon: Agreed! I probably would have opted for something like a combo corset/button look if I could get the same hourglass look.

    For me the fit, comfort (yes I like it tight) and hourglass appearance of the corset won me over. I love buttons too, don’t get me wrong, just couldn’t find a dress with buttons that fit me the way the corset did.

    Post # 15
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Mine had hooks and eyes. But we wanted to maintain the original integrity of the dress, which included having hooks and eyes. If I could do it differently, I would have installed a zipper, because the back kept bunching on me.

    Post # 16
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Zipper with buttons! I used to be into corset-style tops when I was a teenager and now I’m totally over anything that laces up.

    ETA: My dress had enough boning and structure in it that it cinched me in in all the right places anyway.

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