Crinoline or not?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I purchased a big crinoline for a mermaid and it made the dress poof out too far and it didn’t touch the ground. So my seamstress sewed in several layers of tulle at the point of flare, and it gave it the perfect amount of poof, and didn’t have to have an extra layer of material on my abdomen like I would have had if I’d worn the one I bought. I just personally preferred the look of poof below the knees which is y I added it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

julesbeeb:  If you like how it looked in alterations with no crinoline then you are all set 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sometimes it’s about the poof & sometimes it just creates more shape.  It’s all a personal preference.  I bought a hoop skirt slip for underneath my ballgown because I wanted it to be poorer & more shapely.  It gave the look of a thinner waist with a dramatic bottom. You could always just try on a slip with crinoline under your dress to see the difference. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It is just a preference.  I think some gowns aren’t built with enough layers to keep their shape, but many have enough crinoline to keep their shape it is just about whether you want to add more.  My dress is a slim aline, and while the extra crinoline does make you look thinner, poof is really not my thing, so I didn’t add any 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

julesbeeb: oh wow absolutely gorgeous gown. It has an awesome shape as it comes from the manufacturer. My dress was just different. It tended to hang straight down from the knee even tho the model photo didn’t indicate that. It needed alterations to give it the desired shape. ugh I can’t get a photo to load on my phone. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

It’s definitely a preference thing. Some brides want some extra poof while others do not.  It really just depends on how you feel in the dress–if you love it, as is, then you’re good. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

For what it’s worth, most model pictures of dresses are taken with a slip to provide structure to the skirt! So if you like the way it looks on the model, it may be worth trying the dress on with a slip, and then if you’d like to customize the amount of “pouf” from there, you can talk about having crinoline sewn into the dress instead of wearing a slip. 

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