How to Lace up a Wedding Dress


Some of our most popular dresses here at Brides & Bustles have a stunning corset back that will need to be laced up on your wedding day. Learning how to lace up a corset dress is something you need to do before your big day with whoever will be assisting you. It seems really easy (and it is!), but you need someone to show you the ropes (laces!) before the big day! So we thought we would make a little video to show you exactly what to do!

We cannot stress enough the need to practice lacing up your gown before your wedding day. Many brides don't practice tying their gown and don’t have the time to fix it before the ceremony. It can look a little odd in the pictures if not done right and even a seasoned photoshop expert would struggle to fix it! Practicing how to lace up a corset doesn’t take long and it guarantees better execution on your big day.

Video on how to lace up a wedding dress below & we wrote out instructions too if you would rather keep these to hand.


Instructions on How to Lace a Wedding Dress

1. Thread the ribbons through the top loops.

2. Make sure the ribbons are an even length.

3. Thread one end of the ribbon into the loop on the opposite side and do the same with the other end - like tying a shoelace.

4. Continue threading through the loops until you have tied three ribbon holes.

5. Then pull outwards on the second ribbon, tightening the dress. Then the same for the third.

6. The dress should now have shape and the bride shouldn't feel the gown slipping.

7. Continue tying the ribbons, trying to keep them as straight as possible.

8. Tye every loop until you get to the bottom.

9. Working your way down to the bottom from the third loop pull outwards to tighten the corset.

10. Once all the loops are tightened, tie the end of the ribbon in its first knot.

11. Put your underneath the skirt to where the bottom of the corset is and feed/poke both ends of the ribbon through into the dress via the hole at the bottom of the corset.

12. Once the ribbon ends are inside, pull them down to make sure the corset is tight and sits nicely.

13. Inside the dress, tie the ends of the ribbon into a bow so it doesn't get caught when walking or dancing etc.

14. That's it! Simple!

P.s Keep your hands clean! You don't want to get makeup stains on those ribbons!

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