Post # 1
My dress is Paloma Blanca 4116.
I am going to have to have it let out slightly in the bodice. The dress is about 3″ maybe 4″ too long. The salon suggested that their seamstress would probably take it up from the waist. I would like to sell the dress after the wedding, so the fewer alterations, the better.
What do you think of wearing a small to medium hoop skirt and higher heels? FI is a foot taller than I, so heel height is no problem. I am wanting to wear a hoop anyway to hold the dress away from me. We are having an outdoor wedding and I want to be as cool as possible.
I am 5’5″
Post # 3
I’m a massive heel fan so I would say wear heels! My FI is taller than me, so I’m wearing the highest heels I can get!
Post # 4
I am in favour of your plan. The coolness factor makes the hoopskirt a good idea, also you can sell that too after the wedding. I opted for heels rather than hemming as well, and my suggestion is to look for platform shoes to help give you the extra height, while maintaining some level of comfort.
eta: I mean something tasteful like this:
not like this:
Post # 5
I wore a hoop skirt. I had a flexible ring hoopskirt, so sitting is totally possible. And so is squishing it to get into a car. Also, the nice part is that the hoops hold the dress away from your legs. I would go for the hoopskirt.
Post # 6
Did you buy your hoop online? If so, where? Please and thank you.
Post # 8
@peppydog: I bought it through my seamstress…. sorry I’m not more help.
Post # 9
I’m also wearing a hoop skirt with my dress! Definitely feels cooler down there with it on, and there will be no hemming of my skirt which is sooo great because I have a scalloped edge that would cost a fortune to hem up! I love the shape a hoop gave my dress. My salon where I bought my dress borrows hoops to their brides, so maybe check with yours?