(Closed) Zipper to corset back?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Allyw1980:  I’m also considering doing this!

Post # 4
20 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

I am doing this with my dress. The only thing you have to make sure of is when the dress is ordered, it is ordered a size smaller then you actually are. The corset needs to be tight and have that nice V at the back, which won’t work if they order your exact size and just cut the zipper out. The boutique that I ordered from, screwed this up and when I went to try my dress on, it was huge. They are fixing it for me, but it obviously would have been easier if they had just gotten the smaller size.


Post # 5
6386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did this to my dress.


corset back at first fitting

Post # 6
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Allyw1980:  I haven’t personally done this, but I worked in a formal dress boutique (mostly prom and formal social events) and saw this done all the time…and done well!  It is totally do-able and, depending on the detail/beadwork/etc., it shouldn’t take very long for a seamstress to make those alterations.  Of course, you want to make sure you have a good seamstress, but in the 5 years that I worked at the boutique, I never heard a complaint from anyone who had this done.  Good luck! 🙂

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