(Closed) Wedding dress with or without boning??

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
2257 posts
Buzzing bee

No boning for me. I think it feels too much like a renaissance faire dress (which I’ve worn because I was a cast member once). Plus, they just look too… stiff for my taste.

Post # 3
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

No boning, most clothes use plastic bones that bend horribly and uncomfortably ruining the clothes I don’t know about wedding dresses but I would try to avoid unless you want a really tight corset dress then go for steel boning.

Post # 4
43 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

LOL I’m sorry for being SUPER INAPPROPRIATE but I had ZERO Idea what you were all talking about and I thought you guys meant if you were going to be “boning” in your wedding dresses!!!!!!!! I was like “how can doing it in a wedding dress help your small chest? Maybe pushing it up a bunch????

Post # 6
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I was trying to decide the same and the girls up top have a mind of their own so I needed a dress with structure at the top otherwise who knows what would have happened while dancing. My dress if very comfortable with it, I am able to sit and move around no problems. 

Post # 7
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

honeyandcupcakes:  they used to use whale bones to line corsets (give them structure) and provide structure for crinolines, so I guess that’s how it got that name.

Personally, I think boning gives a certain stiff, squeezed-into-it look to a dress that is not likely to help a small bust, though if you are curvy boning can turn you into a bombshell. I think a soft, flowing kind of gown looks great on a small frame.

Post # 8
1219 posts
Bumble bee

mrsrower23:  Boning will help a strapless dress stay up.  It is support for the weight of the gown.  If done correctly, it shouldn’t be horribly uncomfortable.

Post # 9
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

mrsrower23:  I like boning (all kinds of ways…from PP’s lol) anyhow, I don’t know if boning is good if you’re smaller chested. I also dress up for Renaissance Faire’s and such and have steel boned corsets. I’m not the largest chested broad out there and it fits, but I imagine that anyone smaller chested it may not do justice? I’m for the boning for the “suck it in” power lol. 

Post # 10
663 posts
Busy bee

I had a fit and flair dress and it included boning. I liked it because it was like a built-in corset but not as uncomfortable. I had bought a boustierre to wear under my dress since I’m a small chested girl but it actually wouldn’t fit in the dress because of the boning. It ended up being fine though because I had all of the structure I needed and didn’t have to wear an extra layer which would’ve been too hot and too constricting. 

Post # 11
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My dress has boning and a lace up back. I love wearing corsets anyway, so I wouldn’t have gotten a dress that didn’t have boning.

Post # 12
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am a very small chested woman and my dress has boning. I felt safer with it, I danced and shook around in it and my boobs stayed put so I went with it lol. It didn’t feel uncomfortable at all and it makes me look like I have a bigger chest than I actually do. 


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