(Closed) Your opinions on button backed dresses

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I add loops on the other side of the zipper to make the buttons functional?

    Yes, non-functional buttons are tacky

    Yes, but it doesn't really matter if the buttons are non-functional

    No, who cares if the buttons are just on the zipper

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee

    I love functional buttons, especially since non-functional tend to look wonky or off-center and obviously decorative. 

     

    HOWEVER, there was another post on this and they had a brilliant idea: put small elastic loops on the other side of the zipper so that the buttons lay flat! You get the best of both worlds, and the thin elastic is probably much easier to deal with.

     

    Post # 19
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    no one wants to spend time buttoning the damn things.  Why on earth would anyone notice you added loops anyway?  I love the look and also had the buttons.  I think it is so much classier than corset.

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @Atalanta:  I agree! 

     

    I love buttons, and wouldn’t care if the buttons were functional or not

    Post # 21
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    What, DH is going to undo those with a little tool on your wedding night?! nooooooo non-functioning buttons arfe the way to go!

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love love love the look of buttons. However, many bee’s make a good point. How anxious are you going to be while everyone fixes all those buttons. Stick with non functioning and take the extra time to celebrate!

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love the look of buttons, I’m definitely a button girl, not a corset girl! I like the elastic loop idea, they make the buttons look more functional but look a bit easier to manage on the day than fabric loops.

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @lealorali:  exactly what I think!! My dress doesnt have real buttons, but I’ve always had the irrational fear that my zipper will burst.

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Whether or not the buttons are functional are not, I am with PP that buttons are a bit more classy than the corset. But I do see the appeal in the corset back, spending less in alterations and things. πŸ™‚ But I don’t think my Fiance wants to spend 30 min trying to get me out of my dress on our wedding night for what it is worth! LOL πŸ™‚ But I can see why some people might be bothered by non-functional buttons, they don’t tend to always lay evenly. πŸ™‚ But it is such a “classic” and “vintage” look. πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I totally get your hesitation to non-functioning buttons.  I love the dresses that button up the back, but I really couldn’t see my SO spending forever trying to get all those little buttons undone with that little tool on our wedding night!  He has a hard enough time getting my bra undone sometimes, haha!

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Buttons look lovely, howevery they’re a PITA to do and undo.

    Zipper + fake buttons look okay, but you can definitely tell they’re fake. However, it’s easier to get in and out of your dress.

    If I had to have buttons, I’d want real buttons. I just think they look better, however, you’re the only one who is going to notice. No one at the wedding is going to gasp at fake buttons. Chances are, they won’t notice, and even if they do, they won’t care.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m fairly certain zero people will be looking at you on your wedding day, all done up and glowing and think “She looks so nice, but man, would you LOOK at theosebuttons?”.  They may think “Oh, buttons, cute!” but will really be focused on the overall effect (to which fake buttons contribute just fine) and just think “How beautiful!  What a classy dress!”  Anyone who spends the time analyzing the buttons to see if they lay flat enough, or if they can spot teeny tiny loops from 10 yards away is someone looking for a flaw anyway, and not someone to worry about. 

    Zip and go, my dear – your dress looks amazing.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

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    @MlleFabuleux:  Huh that’s a good idea. At first i was thinking what the difference would be compared to actual functioning buttons but elastic would make them easier to undo i suppose.

    Also when looking at a wedding dress i see buttons i think they look cute, whether they’re functional or not.

    Post # 31
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My dress had “functioning buttons” on it and dude, what a pain! If you can get the look and not have to have people exert the energy, why the heck not? πŸ™‚  Go for it!

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