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.
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.
Types of corsets
On the corset of a wedding dress there are:
- Loops. A cord is threaded through them during lacing. Often such models of corsets are equipped with a zipper.
- 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.
- Large loops. They are designed for lacing with a wide ribbon.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
You can see the corset lacing process in the next video.