Help! Does my dress need a hoop skirt?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d add a hoop I think. It is perfect, but a hoop would be fantastic and I’ve been told they make it easier for you to walk in the dress.

Post # 4
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Are you able to try it out somewhere?
I think if you’re worried about the pleats, if could help.

I also wonder if a plain old petticoat could help add a bit of volume.

Post # 7
Hostess
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I personally would do just about anythign to avoid a hoop skirt. Those things always look like a logistical nightmare to me! i think if you get a crinoline it will look great. Or have your seamstress sew toule right into the dress… 

Good luck!

Post # 8
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@littlefruit:  I’ve seen both hoops and petticoats at some retro stores in my area, cheaper than a bridal specific one. Or a petticoat is really quite easy to make if you did want one. However you time is short (hurrah and congratulations) if you cant find one really, really easily then dont stress it. As I said, it looks perfect anyway 🙂

Post # 9
Hostess
10916 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@littlefruit: Like a PP said I’d try a hoop with it and make sure it’s the look you want and they do make it easier for walking around it, contrary to what I thought.

Post # 10
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@littlefruit:  They might, but it would be a couple hundred bucks – probably even more for an expedited order (I’m sure they don’t typically keep them in stock)!
You might have some good luck at a costume store if you wanted to save some money (either halloween, or definatley a theater costume shop)

Honsetly, I think it looks lovely just the way it is.
I like the draping! I think it will flow so elegantly when you walk.

Post # 11
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387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay

David’s totally sells the petticoats! I almost bought mine but I think I’m going a custom route but since your on a time crunch David’s is the way to go. They have fit and flare, a-line, etc. totally whatever look your going for they have. 🙂

Post # 13
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1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

@littlefruit:  I would do a petticoat.

But if you WANTED a cheap hoop and had someone who was a little creative with sewing, you can do what my mom did.  She went to Home Depot and got some flexible piping and made her own hoop, with the help of my grandma.  I would NOT suggest doing this unless you’re confident in your craft/sewing abilities.

Post # 14
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189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

try on your friends or possibly go to davids to ensure that the hoop is the answer and if it is EBAY … i used normal shipping and got it in less than a week so i am sure there’s a quicker service available. 

 

i got one that the hoops are adjustable. and if they had one to balance out my @ss they have to have one you’re lookin for – word of advice if you can (since it’s still warm’ish weather) get cotton over nylon if possible, so it breathes. 

Post # 15
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@littlefruit:  I think a hoop would look great.  It also keeps the dress away from your legs which helps to keep you cool.

Post # 16
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

its lovely! you’ll add in volume with dancing :0)

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