(Closed) Zipper vs Corset closure on Wedding Dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which style of closure is your dress/ your dream dress?
    zipper : (158 votes)
    59 %
    corset : (112 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I love the zipper back. I never wanted the corset back. Sadly that’s what I ended up with. 

    I had a breast reduction then few months later got engaged. So after I got my dream zipper dress with button, my breat grew some and my dress no longer fit. The lady fixing my dress had to change it into a corset back and it broke my heart. I felt like a big cheasted freak again. And once more my breast got in the way of something I wish I could wear. 

    I just keep telling myself that my groom will find me beautiful no matter what. 

    Post # 4
    4802 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had the corset closure and I would totally recommend it since I did gain a couple of pounds before my wedding and if you have a zipper closure you need it to fit exactly perfectly.  With a corset there is some wiggle room and I was glad that I had that.

    Post # 5
    1519 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mrs-to-be-2014:  I had to get alterations on my zipper back dress (Enzoani Esme). I asked the seamstress if she thought we should just make it into a corset. She told me, that if the dress was orginally made with a zipper, it’s best to stay with the zipper. And I’ll tell you, my dress is VERY fitted. So the moral of the story is, you can still have a super fitted dress with a zipper back, just find a really good seamstress who knows her stuff!! If you’re worried about wiggle room, some good shape wear will do the trick!! I’ll tell you what I’m using if you’re interested!


    Post # 6
    427 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @mrs-to-be-2014:  That dress is stunning and almst identical – you’d be crazy not to buy it because of something as small as a zipper!

    I also personally hate corset backs, but I know these days it isn’t too hard to swap between them, maybe you can get a few quotes for altering the Allure to a corset back? It is bound to be cheaper all up than the price of the Pronovias gown 🙂

    Post # 7
    2075 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    I tried on a corset back sample dress while dress shopping… and all I can say is, make sure you and your Maid/Matron of Honor or bridesmaid or an assigned female person have practice lacing up. My cousin and her Maid/Matron of Honor (sister) didn’t have practice prior on her Alfred Angelo corset back dress… and the dress didn’t turn out as flattering as my cousin would’ve liked on her wedding day.

    My consultant took a chance to show another consultant how to lace it up. It didn’t look easy.

    Post # 14
    930 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had a corset and I’m glad I did.  I lost a few poundsbefore the wedding, so I didn’t have to worry about fit and it really kept me sucked in and feeling great all day, plus it really helped my posture!  If I were you, I’d buy the cheaper one, and after having it on decide if you want a seamstress to corset it for you.

    Post # 15
    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    Mine is a zipper, although I enjoy the look of corset as well. I like that a corset back allows a little more room for error. I think I will be losing weight up until the day of the wedding and beyond, so I am hoping I don’t have issues with my dress.


    My mom for some unknown reason has a huge aversion to corsets.

    Post # 16
    2780 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mrs-to-be-2014:  Corset backs actually require less alterations, as they are more forgiving for sizing. 

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