Post # 1
Ok ladies so I recently exchanged my fit and flare dress for a ballgown dress. My fit and flare slip was a spandex slip with the crinoline at the bottom to poof out my dress. Now I am trying to figure out what slip to pair with my ballgown. I have seen some spandex topped slips for a ballgown and I am really liking that more than a drawstring or a zipper. But heres the question! A few of the slips I found have hoops in them.. I’m a little nervous about the whole hoop thing. In your opinions is a hoop better than just straight crinoline??
This is the dress…I just want to have to poof out a bit more.
While looking online I found a few inexpensive slips that may work…
What do you ladies think or suggest?
Post # 3
I can’t see those links right not (at work) but I know Ebay has a few sellers with VERY cheap crinolines. Like cheap enough to buy two and test them out?
Hoops are good to keep a lot of poof, but they also have less bulk – so if the weather will be hot it will be a bit cooler for you underneath (less insulation so to speak)
The layered petticoats are good for subtle volume but since they have more fabric (and therefore insulating air pockets) it might be a bit hotter.
Is there anything underneath the dress you’re wearing in the photo?
Post # 4
@CakeyP: Nope that’s just the dress by its self.
Post # 5
@blushbambi: Keep in mind that what I’m saying, I’m saying as someone that has worked in a bridal salons and put many brides in crinolines to increase the volume of their dress.
I think your best bet is going to be the second type of slip. I think the issue that you will have with a crinoline with a hoop, especially with a tulle dress, is that often times the outline of the hoop will show through the dress. Some people are fine with that, but I think it takes away from the flowyness of the tulle. I think the second crinoline will do the best job of giving you more poof, but maintaining the shape and look of the dress. Like CakeyP said, I would definitely check out eBay since they have some really inexpensive crinolines. That’s where I got mine!
Post # 6
@futuregattman: Good point!! Thank you!