Post # 1
Hi! I’m new to this site, so I hope this first post goes ok….
So, this is me in the dress I thought I loved at David’s Bridal:
This is 9MK3576, and I love how simple it looks at the top, I’m actually not planning on buying that sash. To be honest, a big factor that is selling me on this dress is the fact that it is the first dress that I liked that was available in my area to try on in my size.
The problem is that I’m scared to commit to purchasing because I was imagining a giant poofy ball gown, I’ve always pictured a giant poof of tulle and clearly this skirt doesnt do that. I don’t know what to classify that skirt as since the site describes it as a ballgown but doesnt the way it drapes right down make it an A-line? I was wondering if this type of dress could be enhanced somehow with a slip, or is there too little fabric?
Did anyone go through something similar or have advice? Thanks to anyone who reads/replies, I’m seriously needing help since I don’t have a bridal party!
Post # 3
@valentines2015: Here’s a picture of my dress- which sounds like it does what you want……I had a corset put in the back– and I’m going to sell my dress (haven’t tried to yet ebcause we’ve been busy)– if you’re interested let me know! I loved this dress- but I’m just not sentimental enought to keep it!
This is the only picture I have uploaded right now but I can always add another one!
Post # 5
Add a hoop underneath – it will look big and poofy and will keep you a lot cooler too!
Post # 6
@valentines2015: I see how you are saying that yours doesn’t do that poof thing– mine does– although I have seen some that go WAAAAAAYYYY out– BUT- I think they make people look too wide AND I will advise- after spending the day in my dress—- I am so glad I didn’t go poofier. While it wasn’t difficult to move around it, and was super comfy bcause it’s SUPER light weight, I wouldn’t have wanted to deal with more fabric LOL
Post # 7
If you really want a true, full-skirted ball gown, I don’t think that this dress is the one for you, although I do think it’s a beautiful dress and looks very good on you.
I would keep this one in the back of your mind and try on some ball gowns with much fuller skirts at other stores — EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT IN YOUR SIZE. I am plus sized, and I was still able to “try on” a ton of standard, size ten, full-skirted ball gowns even though I could not actually fit into them at all (they were gaping hugely in the back.) However, just by doing this, I was able to see that for MY figure type that a full, natural-gathered-waisted ball gown did not look good on me. Instead I ended up choosing a drop-waisted, A-line ball gown.
Post # 8
It looks like its got plenty of room to add a hoop underneath! I had the exact same problem as you, I loved a dress but it wasn’t poofy enough, so the consultant brough me a hoop and with that the dress was perfect!
Post # 9
I actually have this exact same dress!! I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it on!! It looks like they didn’t put you in the right type of slip/skirt that makes the skirt poof out more. Mine is almost tooo poofy haha!!! I don’t have a hoop with mine, but the slip I chose does it make it Poof out quite a bit!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
You can add a crinoline or hoop skirt under your dress as long as it doesn’t make the hemline too short. I had a crinoline under mine and my legs were a bit hot, so I ‘d probably recommend a hoop instead.