Post # 1
So I decided to add a crinoline to my dropped waist ballgowns and it dramatically altered the look (which I still like) and I was wondering if other bees wanted to show their dress with and without a crinoline to show how it looks different
When you try on dresses and stand on the box sometimes it is hard to tell what it will look like at a normal length
Here is my dress without an additional crinoline
My dress with the crinoline – mostly we added to save on needing to hem as much but I also like the effect as well . . .
So I think there is benefit in posting with and without your underpinnings so to speak
I am wearing a dropped waist (aka spandex top) very full crinoline under the dress
Post # 3
it definitely does change the look!
Post # 4
@unixfairy: Are you renting or buying your crinolin? I’m looking to buy a crinolin and my dress has almost the exact silhouette as yours (Maggie Sottero- Jenna). If your buying/ have already bought it, can you let me know from where/ what brand ect?
BTW- *LOVE* trumpet/ drop waist with a full skirt. You look fantastic!!!
Post # 5
@capergrrl: First thank you for the compliment – I love my dress and feel wonderful in it – love what the crinoline did – more of a couture feel
I bought it off of ebay brand new for less than $40 – they wanted to rent the crinoline to me for $60 and sell for $100 where they did my alterations
Post # 6
Exactly the look I am going for! Ugh I just hope it doesnt make my dress too short (custom hem when I ordered.)
Post # 7
yes it changes the look, love yours with the hoop , going to dress maker tomorrow ill post pics 🙂
Post # 8
I am but one, anonymous opinion on WB, but I have to admit: I like the gown best on you AS IS, without the dramatic trumpet effect. You are a gorgeous woman with a gorgeous silhouette, but the first look is far more slimming and refined/elegant looking.
Best of luck! You will make a beautiful bride, regardless.
Post # 9
@bigcitybee: Due to the length of the dress it was either wear the crinoline or have the entire skirt remade for the length which would have been incredibly expensive given how the dress is made – when it is not bustled (it is in this pic) it is not quite as bell shaped but still very full. I know not everyone will like the fuller skirt but since I tend to be a bouncy walker not a glider it ends up suiting.
Glad to hear an honest opinion – I knew not everyone would be keen on it 🙂
Post # 10
@unixfairy: I have a question for you, UnixFairy. When you bought your dress, did the shop tell you that hemming your dress would be impossible or did you find out only after it arrived? I ask because whenever I asked the consultants how a tulle/lace dress would be hemmed, they made it seem like it woudn’t be a problem. In the back of my mind, though, I had my doubts. I ultimately chose a lace and organza dress that can be hemmed fairly easily, but I thought I’d ask for the other short bees who may have purchased lace/tulle dresses.
Post # 11
@Bride2BeeVA28: It seemed like it would be easier than it was – does that make sense – when they looked at it in more detail with all of the layers and how it was constructed it was going to be an issue and I actually liked the swinginess that the crinoline added.
It is not the lace and tulle as much as the appliqued chiffon flower layer
Post # 12
@unixfairy: Your dress is beautiful!
Crinoline made me fall in love with my dress – here’s my before and after.
Post # 13
@unixfairy I LOVE your dress with the petticoat. My dress has a similar dropped waist shape and I hope I can acheive the same effect (and avoid difficult hemming)!
Post # 14
I wore a crinoline with mine and it definitely changed the look.
Before (day I picked up my dress):
After (wedding day):
Post # 15
WITHOUT CRINOLINE,I DON’T LIKE IT AS MUCH
Post # 16
WITH CRINOLINE ,IT ALSO HELPED SHORTEN THE LENGTH SO I DIDN’T NEED TO HEM IT:)