As you start shopping for your wedding gown you will notice many options and offerings of styles with corset backs.
Bridal gowns with corset backs offer flexibility to the wearer in that they pretty much eliminate the alteration needs involved in having to adjust the size due to potential weight fluctuation from the time your gown is ordered to the time you’re ready to walk down the aisle.
Bear in mind that if you happen to fall in love with a one-of-a-kind gown that maybe too snug or smaller in size than what you need, don't let that stop you from purchasing it. An expert seamstress can easily fix that problem by creating a corset tied back for you so it fits your body perfectly.
Here’s an excerpt from Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams that explains the different types of corsets:
“Laced bodices resembling a corset are closed corsets that are laced up on the center back. The corset lace starts either at the bottom or at the top and is zigzagged through the staggered holes on each side in a series of crossings.
We have also created double corset ties, where one starts from the top and another from the bottom and both meet and tie in the middle. Sometimes the vertically set bones are visible all around, but in most cases, the pockets with inserted bones/metal are built underneath the outer shell so as not to be visible.
Open corsets are either laced up at the center front or fastened at the center front with a number of hooks and eyes, sometimes with as much as eighteen to twenty-four pairs.
A corset can be either fully boned or half-boned, depending on the style, with as much rigidity as the support the design calls for. Whalebone bodices with a different number of bones or stays are added around the sides of the corset. The direction of the bones is also important, as they help to shape the figure and narrow the waist.
Many brides tend to wear boned corsets or “stays,” also called girdles or long-line bras, as the foundation garment under their bridal gown since it is easier to fit the dress over a firm foundation, and it also contributes to an erect posture. For brides wearing figure-hugging slim silhouettes, the right form-fitting all-in-one foundation that offers smooth, supple control from the bust through the thighs can make all the difference for a smooth fit into sheath dresses.”
Above excerpt was taken from Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams by Rani St. Pucchi. Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.
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Rani St. Pucchi is an award-winning Couture Fashion Designer, a Style & Image Consultant, and a Relationship Expert. She is a Bestselling Author, a Speaker, an Inspirational Coach and a Trainer. Her recent TEDx talk: Is Your Body Image Holding You Back has received worldwide acclaim. Rani’s #1 International Bestselling Books, Your Body, Your Style: Simple Tips on Dressing to Flatter Your Body Type ; The SoulMate Checklist: Keys to Finding Your Perfect Partner; and Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams are available on Amazon and at Barnes & Nobles.
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