Jessica
VIP October 2019

Wedding Dress- Corset or Buttons? Unbiased opinions needed!

Jessica, on June 10, 2019 at 9:41 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 51
Saved
Reply
Ok, so, long story short, im going to make short sentences spaced out to make this as easy as possible.

I ordered my dress in the size the bridal shop said I measured into.

It was a little tight under the bust when I got it.

I have been losing weight, but was afraid to take the chance of it not fitting, so I had my seamstress put a corset in.

I just picked it up Thursday, and havent been able to have the dress 'properly laced up' with 2 people helping to see how it will truly look.
The pic above is the best I can get it for now.

My seamstress told me Thursday if i continue losing weight that the corset is going to "overlap" or basically just make it useless.

She can put a zipper and buttons back in, but I don't want to do that until I'm POSITIVE it will fit well without having to squeeze me into it.

The problem Is, i think i hate the corset. I didn't realize how much I liked the back until it was gone.

What do y'all think? Does the corset look ok? Am I over analyzing this?

All my friends keep saying the corset looks great, but I feel like they're just trying to be nice.

Wedding Dress- Corset or Buttons? Unbiased opinions needed! 1

Wedding Dress- Corset or Buttons? Unbiased opinions needed! 2

51 Comments

Latest activity by Shannon, on June 11, 2019 at 7:46 PM
  • Caitlin
    Beginner July 2019
    Caitlin ·
    • Flag
    Personally I prefer the look of the buttons over the corset. I think with buttons it looks cleaner and more put together
    • Reply
  • Patrice
    Dedicated July 2019
    Patrice ·
    • Flag
    I like the buttons way better. The corset takes away from the detail in the back. Hope that helps!
    • Reply
  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Thank you for being honest but still kind! Yes this definitely helps!
    • Reply
  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Thank you!
    • Reply
  • Stacey
    Devoted July 2020
    Stacey ·
    • Flag
    I’m with the others and prefer the buttons. Not that the corset looks bad, I just like the buttons better.
    • Reply
  • A
    Expert August 2019
    Ami ·
    • Flag
    I like the corset! I dont think you can go wrong either way.
    • Reply
  • Autumn
    Dedicated September 2019
    Autumn ·
    • Flag
    So I think the buttons look more classy. I will say I usually hate corset backs but I actually like yours. If you are going to have one yours really does look good. I have a zip up and am losing weight as well and am worried about stressing eating the week of and just being bloated the day of and it not fitting well. Just one pro to a corset back. But you do what you think is best for you!
    • Reply
  • A
    Expert August 2019
    Aliciabilly2019 ·
    • Flag
    I have a corset back for mine but yours i actually love the back of with the buttons its looks beautiful that way even when your tightened in the corset properly it will still show and not look right bc she didnt put a piece of fabric behind the laces like it should to look better ....but i think if you can get the dress to fit properly the buttons look perfect for that dress and on you ! Good luck i hope that helps Smiley smile
    • Reply
  • J
    Dedicated October 2019
    Jeana ·
    • Flag
    I’m partial to the buttons myself!
    • Reply
  • Nikki
    Expert March 2021
    Nikki ·
    • Flag
    Personal I love corset but on this dress the buttons look better
    • Reply
  • Rachel
    Super July 2019
    Rachel ·
    • Flag
    I think the buttons add a special touch to the dress! The corset seems to distract from the rest of the dress.
    • Reply
  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    This is helpful thank you! Actually I asked her not to put barrier in at the top because I thought it might look more uninformed since the lace at the top is also see through. I think I'm just going to lose a few more pounds and have the zipper put back in.
    • Reply
  • Rachel
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Rachel ·
    • Flag
    Normally I like buttons but I really like the way the corset looks on your dress. You really can’t go wrong either way though they both look lovely!
    • Reply
  • Anna
    Master June 2020
    Anna ·
    • Flag
    Honestly, I prefer the buttons.
    • Reply
  • Anna
    Master June 2020
    Anna ·
    • Flag
    The buttons look more bridal to me somehow🤷
    I think you instinct is on point ❤😘
    • Reply
  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Thank you! Idk, my 'in love' with the dress (from the back anyhow) has went down to a 'in like'. Guess I'll just get these few extra pounds off and put the zipper back in.
    • Reply
  • Kat_
    Super October 2019
    Kat_ ·
    • Flag
    I like the corset myself because it fits better and looks like it was made for you. The buttons look kind of stretched and not in a straight line.
    • Reply
  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Yeah, I know, the buttons pic was about 2 months and 15 lbs ago. She said this past Thursday she can put the zipper back in... so it wouldn't be that tight now. So now I'm just torn what to do.
    • Reply
  • Ashley
    Dedicated February 2020
    Ashley ·
    • Flag
    Buttons all the way!
    • Reply
  • Kat_
    Super October 2019
    Kat_ ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    When I get stuck like this I’ll say a little prayer before bed and when I wake up I know what to do. (Most of the time). You’ll know when it’s time 💗. Either way they will both look beautiful!
    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×

Related articles

WeddingWire celebrates love ...and so does everyone on our site! Learn more

Groups

WeddingWire article topics