Post # 1
So, my dress is the Maggie Sottero Milana. I love how it looks on the model, but I don’t know why the bottom doesn’t look as “trumpety” on me. I’d like to avoid buying the trumpet slip (they just look super uncomfortable . . . and hot).
Has anyone altered their Milana by adding some tulle layers to the bottom to make it “pouf” a little more. So it looks like it does on the lovely model?
Post # 4
I know! And it doesn’t pouf that way on me! So, I am off to meet with an alterations specialist in 30 minutes to find out how much it will cost me to get the pouf I love. If it’s ridiculously high I may . . . have to find a new dress. GASP! But I’m just not happy with it in it’s unpoufed state.
Post # 5
Success! I tried it on with a trumpet crinoline and it looked 1000 times better. But I hated the slip. So, the seamstress is going to just attach the crinoline directly to the dress – yay! And they’ll have it ready in time for my first official fitting, so I’ll be able to see it all together. The only downside is I now need new shoes because the pouf made the dress “shorter”. So, I’m moving from 1.75 inch heels to flats.
Post # 6
I’m wearing the Milana too and I was also wondering about poufing it out more. Do you have any pics of you trying it on with the crinoline under??
Post # 7
I tried this dress on and it seemed to wrinkle around my stomach area. Is that just an inherent property of dress or can the poofing in the stomach area (look like I have a pouch) be altered?
I love the dress and I do agree that trying it on without a crinoline does not do the dress justice. I really want it to fit me well but I don’t want to commit to it only to find out I can’t get it to fit me perfectly.
Post # 8
Had to buy the trumpet slip. I will for sure-ly be wearing some cotton panties underneath this mammoth of a dress….or else get those portable, plastic fans to attach to the inside. It is incredibly H-O-T! 🙂