(Closed) Spin-off post: Button dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

All the button dresses I tried on zipped and the buttons were decorative.  I was adament on a button dress an changing them to crystal buttons all the way down the back to the train.  My dress has a side zip with buttons, but I think I might leave them.  I think people like the look of corsests and the fact that it keeps you in well, and creates a shape.  But zipper dresses with the right seems do the same thing.  It’s all about preference really.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

this dress made my short list.  buttons and a zipper. not sure what being “obvious” means.

 

Post # 7
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5762 posts
Bee Keeper

Decorative buttons are sewn on adjacent to a zipper and many still have the slight gap where you can tell it is only a decoration. When a dress is totally using covered buttons and no zipper, there are loops that go over and around the button closing the dress. You need a crochet hook to actually button them since the loops are tiny.

 

http://www.leanna.com/Bustle/Bustles.shtml   this is the closest picture I can find where it shows the buttons only as decorative…first set of the bustle pics.  

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dress had decorative buttons- it zippered up and the bottons covered/hid the zipper. Not sure of the pros/cons, but here’s a picture of the back of my dress for reference.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My 1st wedding dress had a zipper and buttons and when it was off you could tell there was a zipper underneath but when it was on you couldn’t. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My mom just got married a few years ago and her dress was all buttons.  It looked STUNNING but was a bit of a pain to get on.  If you get one, make sure you bring a crotchet hook to fasten them.  Like I said, I think it is really elegant.

My dress has a zipper and a few decorative buttons at the top, but they don’t go all the way down.  I definitely wasn’t opposed to those, mine just didn’t happen to have it.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i wish i had pix from my ’07 wedding to Darling Husband1 on this machine…i made my dress and wasn’t confident that i could make a zipper closure look good, so i bought premade elastic button loop tape and satin covered buttons and did a button closure instead.  the loops were an inch apart.  it looked very nice.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

@MASPA: Oh yeah that was one I was eyeing to. ItsIso goregeous. Its an Essense of Austrailia right?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m pretty sure that my dress has a zipper and buttons with loops that must be put on with the crochet hook.

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