(Closed) Why are corsets "frowned" upon?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@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
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I didn’t know they were frowned on.

Post # 6
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

because modern day corsets are eroticized and sexualized. kinda contradicts the “white wedding dress = virginal bride” thing.

Post # 9
583 posts
Busy bee

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
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

They are not new.  I don’t like them though I don’t see why they are frowned upon.

Post # 11
151 posts
Blushing bee

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
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve never heard of this, either.

Post # 13
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 16
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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. Smile  we are date and state twins, btw. our wedding is in the dfw area tho

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