Help with dress- what to put under? Hoop, petticoat….

posted 2 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 4
    3165 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Hey there! I got my hoop skirt and mermaid underskirt within 7-10 days. Why 6 weeks for you? no sellers in the United States? 

    Post # 5
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    MissLibra:  I have no experience with hoop, so I would say petticoat. That is what I did with my dress. 🙂 My dress was very simular to yours actually. 🙂 So it is beautiful!! Love it!

    Post # 6
    10834 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    MissLibra: I can recommend a hoop. I didn’t think I’d want one as the walking and dancing worried me, but it helped me control the dress actually when dancing and it gave me the flare I wanted! 

    Post # 8
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    MissLibra:  I took my petticoat off for the reception to stay cool. So I have the before with petticoat, and after without. 

    Sorry for the random shot (daddy-daughter dance) this was the only full body shot that I have that does not envolve some crazy dancing. lol.

    With Petticoat and cathedral length veil. 


    Post # 10
    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I had a two hoop skirt. I don’t really have any pictures, but before putting it on my dress was similar to yours. After, it was full and poofy, exactly the way I wanted it! It actually made walking much easier (it moved with me and I didn’t have to worry about it going between my legs or anything). Dancing was a bit of a challenge, but when I got tired of it I just took it off! I made sure to practise sitting in it beforehand, which turned out to not be too difficult. It absolutely helped to keep me cool and comfortable, and wasn’t itchy as I find a lot of petticoacts to be. 

    Post # 11
    760 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

    I didn’t want another layer to wear since our wedding is in the summer – I talked to my seamstress and ended up going out and purchasing 10 yards of (blue) tulle. She is attaching it under the layers of the dress directly to the dress – and it gives it just the right amount of “poof.” Would something like that work for you?

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