- 3 years ago
I got a call that my dress had come in (YAY!), but up until now I hadn’t even thought about undergarments since I knew alterations were still a couple months off. Now that the dress has arrived, which means I am getting closer to alteration time (still got some time, alterations will start in January), I have started to think about all the under-crap that I need.
For a frame of reference, I will be wearing the Pronovias Pergola. I don’t have any pics of me in it on hand, but Google has plenty of both the model and IRL brides. 🙂 I am a size 10 with a love/hate relationship with my hourglass curves.
– First is CORSETS! Since my dress is kind of a ball gown, I can’t imagine that I would need long-line shapewear, but I will need somethiing to flatter the girls and suck in my waist. I think a corset would be best here. But… I know nothing of corsets. Please tell me everything you know about corsets! Any recommendations?
– Second is hoops vs crinolines. Again, I don’t really know the difference. Well, I do, technically…hoops are hollow and crinolines are layers of tulle. Since the hemline of my dress is so detailed, I want to show it off. Which do you think would be better? I haven’t tried on any hoops, so I can’t say that I have a preference either way. I feel that with the crinolines I tried, it didn’t give me that true, round shape that I was hoping for, it kind of dipped and caved. Thoughts?