Post # 1
I didn’t know people thought so badly about corset wedding dresses until I watched SYTTD and this lady said “corsets are trashy” I found that pretty offensive. I’ve always wanted a corset wedding dress. I thought it would be comfortable and easy to adjust just in case I gained a little. The dress I chose did end up having a zipper. So why are corsets frowned upon? I don’t get it.
Post # 3
I think it’s just because it’s a newer, non-traditional design. There’s nothing trashy at all about them! I’ve heard my mom say similar things, but I think it’s just because they’re not used to seeing them in a wedding dress. Trust me, when we were struggling with the zipper and buttons on the day of the wedding, I’m sure she was wishing I had gotten a corset!
Post # 4
@lindseyl06: I never knew it was frowned upon. I do think it CAN be trashy if the corset is too small and you end up showing skin between the laces.. but they make modesty pannels for that!
Post # 5
I didn’t know they were frowned on.
Post # 6
are you talking corset back? or the dresses with a corset looking top that’s semi see through?
oh and I never thought corset back’s were frowned on. I think they look better than zippers most of the time anyways
Post # 7
Umm…I’ve never heard that! Everyone that I know would prefer a corset-back.
That consultant is going to lose a lot of sales if she’s going to insist on calling half the dresses out there “trashy”!
Post # 8
because modern day corsets are eroticized and sexualized. kinda contradicts the “white wedding dress = virginal bride” thing.
Post # 9
Definitely never heard that either! I’m glad I got a dress with a corset, it makes sizing it much easier and no chance of the zipper breaking. I hate zippers.
Post # 10
They are not new. I don’t like them though I don’t see why they are frowned upon.
Post # 11
My daughter had one and she went back and forth between modesty panel or not and settled on a half panel. I think it looked lovely. It was a David’s Bridal Gown that had a zipper and we had it altered to have the back.
Post # 12
I’ve never heard of this, either.
Post # 13
I’ll be honest – I’m not a huge fan of them. To me, corsets = underwear AKA not meant to be seen (and I’m sure that’s why that person said they are “trashy”). That being said, I think many brides look lovely in corset backed dresses, and I see the practicality of them (and I would NEVER call them trashy!). It’s just not for me (now watch me end up with a corset back dress!).
Post # 14
Trashy or not, corset backed dresses give a bride a lot better control over fit. Hence, I will be wearing one! Im gonna look good no matter what!
Post # 15
No not the ones that are see thru. I do agree that is a bit too much for my taste. I’m just talking about the lace up corset back. It wasn’t a consultant that said it. It was MOB. The Bride did want a corset wedding dress though.
Post # 16
i agree with the ppls, corset gowns give fantastic shape control, plus they can easily be adjusted for weight gain and loss. im expecting my corseted ball gown at the end of september, super excited. we are date and state twins, btw. our wedding is in the dfw area tho