Advice on Tulle Ball Gowns?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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 # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Add a hoop underneath – it will look big and poofy and will keep you a lot cooler too! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • 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.

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