For those of you with Mermaid/trumpet/fit and flare dresses…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a mermaid and i won’t be wearing a crinoline underneath. It already has about 6 layers in the skirt to make a nice “flare”! I found that pronovias/San Patrick gowns have plenty off poof underneath by themselves lol.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wore a trumpet gown and didn’t wear a crinoline or petticoat. I just liked the way it looked without anything. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have a mermaid type hoop to keep the dress off my legs. It helps with the flare of the skirt too. 

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am wearing a petticoat.  My dress looks so much better with the petticoat and corset underneath than without it.

 

Also, a pointer to those of us wearing mermaid dresses.  They tend to be tight in the waist, so you hike your dress up to sit down.  The seamstress told me that at my fitting!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did not wear a crinoline or petticoat underneath my dress. I liked how it looked on its own 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wore a fit n flare without crinoline or a petticoat 🙂

 

Post # 10
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wore a hoop under mine to accentuate the shape

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Jas00:  Yeah, definitely. You should try it with the crinoline and without to see which you like better. Here I am in my dress without anything underneath.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did wear a crinoline underneath. It lifted it up enough so i didnt have to get it altered and kept it off of my legs.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I bought one but it ended up making it too short. so my seamstress added extra netting to get a medium flare that wouldn’t shorten the dress too much 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

What a great question…….I didn’t even think about that…….darn…another decision to make. haha. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Jas00:  I plan on wearing a crinoline slip! I didn’t try it on with my dress but i am going to borrow it from a friend when my dress comes in a we will see how it looks! 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Belmont Manor

mtorres:  What kind of crinoline did you use? Was it a mermaid style one? Where did you buy it from? 

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