to be honest, I've always thought the lace up back was reminiscent of a lingerie corset, and, like you, I was determined not to have anything that laced up (funny, I don't have buttons either, just a hidden zipper). that being said, I did try on a dress or two that laced up, and the fit was amazing. it was amazingly tight, too (in the 'can't-breathe') sense - why do those consultants tug on them like it's the 16th century?? anyhow, I'd imagine that people choose the corset based on the way the dress fits them, but there are plenty of non-corset dresses out there.
Originally Posted by mrsrepp
ok, question time: the very first wedding i was in (but none since then and i've been in a LOT of weddings), the bride had a lace up back and those of us that were her attendants vowed to NEVER have a lace up wedding dress for our weddings as it took us 3 times to finally get it right. but i see so many of you with lace up dresses and am now wondering if that's the way to go. thoughts? comments? would love to hear why you chose to go that route. thanks!