Wedding Dresses

How to lace up a corset on a wedding dress?

A corset on a wed­ding dress can turn you into a real princess with a per­fect fig­ure. It is the lac­ing of the corset that will be the main point in the whole process of dress­ing the dress.

If the corset is laced cor­rect­ly, then the appear­ance of the bride will be just per­fect. For this process, rib­bons with a high den­si­ty and a small thick­ness, silk laces or satin strips are used. Often the right way to lace up a dress is shown when buy­ing an out­fit. If the pre-wed­ding chores led to the omis­sion of such issues, fol­low our advice and the corset of your wed­ding dress will be laced up prop­er­ly.

Wedding dress with corset

Problems that may arise

An improp­er­ly laced wed­ding dress will keep slip­ping down dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion. But not only bad corset lac­ing can be a prob­lem. The bride may run into dif­fi­cul­ties if she bought an out­fit that is not her size. In order not to pur­chase an out­fit that is too wide, when buy­ing a corset, you need to tight­en it as much as pos­si­ble and try to put your fin­ger under the lac­ing. If your fin­ger gets through, then the dress is too big for you.

If you find that the dress is too wide, after the pur­chase, be sure to take in the out­fit. If the corset can­not be altered, add straps to the dress.

Wedding dress with lace-up corset

Types of corsets

On the corset of a wed­ding dress there are:

  1. Loops. A cord is thread­ed through them dur­ing lac­ing. Often such mod­els of corsets are equipped with a zip­per.
  2. Holes. Lace is also thread­ed through them. There is no “light­ning” in such corsets, but there is usu­al­ly a fab­ric lin­er that allows you to add one or two sizes.
  3. Large loops. They are designed for lac­ing with a wide rib­bon.
See also
DIY wedding

Lacing steps

For any type of corset, the lac­ing tech­nique will be sim­i­lar. The process includes the fol­low­ing steps.

Putting on the bride’s dress

If at the time of try­ing on in the salon, the girl first puts on shoes and a pet­ti­coat, then on the day of the cel­e­bra­tion, when the hair­style is ready, they start by putting on the dress through the legs, and then put on the pet­ti­coat. Fur­ther, if there is a zip­per on the corset, it must be fas­tened. How­ev­er, if the halves of the zip­per come togeth­er end-to-end, you should first tight­en the lac­ing and only then fas­ten the zip­per.

Threading a lace or ribbon into a corset

First you need to thread the upper loops and pull the cord so that the length of the ends is equal. So we move down and thread all the holes or loops.

Tightening the wedding dress corset

Corset tightening

  • Hold­ing the ends of the cord (so you do not let them slip out of the eye­lets) with one hand, grad­u­al­ly pull the lac­ing down with the oth­er hand at the inter­sec­tions. It is more con­ve­nient to do this manip­u­la­tion with two peo­ple — let one girl­friend hold the ends of the cord, while the oth­er will drag it down in turn with both hands. If you hap­pen to tight­en the corset alone, hold the lace by the ends con­ve­nient­ly with your left hand, and with two fin­gers (fore­fin­ger and thumb) of your right hand, you should pull the lace at the inter­sec­tion, and then pull them down with the mid­dle fin­ger of your right hand.
  • Grab­bing the next inter­sec­tion with two fin­gers, you need to tight­en it, while releas­ing the mid­dle fin­ger at the pre­vi­ous cross­ing of the cords. If a tape is used to tight­en the corset, then it will not slip out, so you do not need to hold it by the ends.
  • Grad­u­al­ly pull the tape down the loops while straight­en­ing it.
  • The bride, while tight­en­ing the corset, should sup­port her breasts with both hands so that in the end it does not look too flat. At the same time, you need to hide the excess fab­ric. In corsets with­out a zip­per, you need to care­ful­ly straight­en the fab­ric lin­er. When there is a zip­per on the corset, then tuck the excess fab­ric under the bones to the sides so that the fas­ten­er is just in the mid­dle of the back.
See also
how to lace up curvy models with a transparent corset
Wedding dress with hidden corset

Tying a lace or ribbon

Make sure the dress is snug enough around the waist. Tie the ends of the lace in a bow, and if they are very long, trim the excess with scis­sors. At the same time, it is worth leav­ing a lit­tle in stock in case the dress is laced.

The ends of an ordi­nary cord will not crum­ble and unrav­el, and if an unusu­al cord is used, its ends can be treat­ed with trans­par­ent var­nish. If the corset does not have a zip­per, then you can hide the ends of the lace in the pleats.

Lace up wedding dress


  • We rec­om­mend that you prac­tice lac­ing a wed­ding dress in advance so that on the day of the cel­e­bra­tion these manip­u­la­tions are already famil­iar to your girl­friends.
  • If it is impos­si­ble for the bride to tight­ly tight­en the waist (for exam­ple, she is preg­nant), then the top of the corset is first tight­ened, due to which the chest is fixed. Next, you need to tie a knot on the cord and lace up the bot­tom of the corset a lit­tle loos­er.
  • If you can’t lace up the dress your­self, con­tact any bridal salon, where they will show you how to do it right.
Lace up wedding dress

You can see the corset lac­ing process in the next video.