Calling all bees with mermaid dress!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I just had my first alterations fitting Saturday.  She did all the pinning and I told her I wanted a more of a mermaid shape.  I think its going to be perfect what she’s going to do to it.  I wish I had pictures for you but I will definitely post before and after when I have my next fitting.  I honestly don’t think I’ll need a crinoline because of how she is going to alter it.  When she had the dress all pinned it looked exactly how I wanted it to.

Post # 3
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a crinoline…and then didn’t end up wearing it. We really struggled to get the dress on over top of it and we didn’t feel like it made enough difference to be worth the effort.

Too bad I’d already paid for it!

Post # 4
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

KatyYoung:  I’m wearing a crinoline for the photos and ceremony – to get that dramatic shape.  I’m taking it off for the reception because it makes the dress really warm but also so I’m not too hampered by the excess dress.  The dress has built-in crinoline too so it will still look mermaid-y without the slip.

Post # 5
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a petticoat with a small hoop and I am so obsessed with how it makes my dress look!  The only downside is that I can’t wear heels, as the hoop makes the dress too short. 

Post # 6
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m not wearing a crinoline because I think it’s poofy enough without it! 🙂

Post # 7
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


KatyYoung:  There was an attached petticoat under my Jim Hjelm gown. Love, love, loved it. Can’t even imagine what it may have looked like without it.


Post # 8
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have lots of itchy crinoline under my skirt and I’ve got no clue what I’ll do about does keep the shape nicely, so I will probably just suffer through it or perhaps add a layer of satin between the crinoline and my legs!

Post # 9
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I bought a full mermaid crinoline to wear, but the bridal salon didn’t tell me that the sample gown was a long, and so when my standard length dress arrived, my crinoline made the dress too short. No refunds, either. So I had my seamstress add a few layers underneath at the point of the flare, and that gave enough shape without shortening the dress off of the floor. Plus I was a layer lighter as I didn’t wear the crinoline which came up under my boobs.

Post # 10
40 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

My dress is satin and I’ll be wearing a fit and flare petticoat underneath. It definitely makes a difference!

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