(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 # 47
    4654 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Buttons are so pretty, and I’d prefer they NOT be functional, so I can at least sorta get in and out of the dress by myself, and not have it take six hours. 

    Post # 48
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I had functonal button and loved loved loved them. It didnt take 6 hrs to do it… only like 10 mins or so (probably less, I might be exaggerating).

    I opted with changing out of my dress before we left to the hotel and put a cute party dress on so that it was… easy to take off… lol


    I do agree with PP’s though… this detail is more about what you want… I don’t think anyone really noticed they were fucntional or not…. it was just my personal preference to have them 🙂


    Post # 49
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @mylittleviolett:  I had matching lace buttons added to my dress as well, and when I first found out that they were going to be non-functioning, without the loops, I was kind of bothered by this and had the same worries that you had.  However, I just saw the end result at my final fitting last week, and I thought it looked gorgeous regardless. Now, I really don’t care about them being non-functional. No one will notice that anyways. Here’s my dress:


    Post # 49
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    sofiekitty:  I know this is a super old post but I am adding buttons and a zipper to a previously corset back dress and love the look of your non functioning buttons. My seamstress wants to add an invisible zipper then the buttons without any loops. Did you have an invisible zipper on this dress? It doesn’t look like it’s a lapped zipper with the fabric covering the zipper.

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