Bridal alterations are fun although labor intensive. But despite the work, the fabrics and beading are a pleasure to work with. This gown has a strapless bodice and full skirt. There were two alterations – take in the bodice 2″ across the top and bustle the back. The gown has a corset on the inside that hooks seperately from the gown. This is fitted to the body without ease. The outer gown is eased into the corset but not taken in as much because the fabric cannot withstand the stress.