Post # 1
What exactly do hoop skirts do? I know they come in different shapes…but, I’m confused, lol!
Do they fluff out the skirt of your dress to make it more full and poufy?
Do they just allow your legs to breathe?
I’m thinking about getting one to pouf out the bottom of my skirt a little more… is that a good idea? Do any of you have hoop skirts??
Post # 3
I have several hoop skirts, I perfer crinolines. I would try on both to see how comfortable you are in each, also make sure you SIT DOWN in both. With a hoop skirt, there is a trick to sitting down.
Post # 4
I’ve only had to wear a hoop skirt once, for a costume, and it sucked. It was really difficult, if not impossible to sit in, because the hoops are really stiff, and it would basically make the whole skirt lift up when I sat down. It was pretty easy to walk around in, because there wasn’t a whole lot of fabric around my legs, but I’d much rather wear a crinoline than a hoop skirt. Your best bet would be to try them both and see what you think.
Post # 5
I wore a hoop skirt and it made me dress into a ballgown and kept the fabric away from my legs. Some of them are adjustable so you can choose how “big” you want your skirt. I don’t know what I would have done without it b/c our wedding day was really hot!
Post # 6
When you sit down in a hoop skirt you pull the hoop just under your rear up above your rear and your dress shouldn’t lift up. Easy, but takes a few tries to get used to.
Post # 7
Hoops think southern bell. Bell shape. They are stiffer and harder to sit down in.
Post # 8
Hoops are bouncy when you walk or dance and not in a good way.i would choose a crinoline instead
Post # 9
Any one have any advice on how to choose a hoop skirt, like how many hoops, etc? And how do you know if you can get away with just hoops or need some ruffles/tulle to hide the hoops from showing?
I think I want to go with a hoop skirt since everytime I try on my dress I get really overheated with all the tulle on my legs from the dress itself and any extra crinolines I try with it.
Post # 11
I am using a 3 hoop but if you want a really big poof go for 4 or 5 hoops. If you have 1 layer of tool ofver the hoops it will not show through the dress. you can actually buy these really cheap on ebay (like for $10) and the hoops are flexible so it wont pop up when you sit down. I am having a june wedding to and I think that the hoop skirt is the only way to go. Good choice and good luck!
Post # 12
The heavier your dress and the bigger you want it to poof, the more bones or hoops it must have. Mine had 6 since it was a fairly heavy satin material. I wasn’t the least bit overheated the entire day and never had any problems with it flying up when I sat down since it was a bendable metal in the hoops. Also, if you walk the right way, you won’t look like a ringing bell. There are tutorials on this on YouTube. If you search on eBay, there are many retailers that have photos to give you an idea of what each type of hoop skirt (3 hoop vs 5 hoop vs 6 hoop) etc will look like. My dress was far too heavy to even consider a crinoline. I’d have been dragging 15 to 20 pounds of tulle around all day!