Post # 1
Some of you may have read about my Jasmine’s dress drama. The dress had some problems, namely it was 5 inches too short, some of the tacking was incomplete (as in not sewn at all), it was a few sizes too big, and the sash was horrible. I’ve since had the length fixed and had it taken in and have sent back the sash and bought a new one. The main thing I was trying to avoid was a line in the middle of my body that cut me in half and makes my hips look much larger. Unfortunately, with the alterations, there is a little bit of a line so I’m not loving how the dress looks on me anymore. But I’ll live with it.
One of the things that bothered me was the “puffiness” of the dress with the hoop skirt thingie that they sent me. I bought a traditional trumpet/mermaid slip, but I don’t think that’s quite puffy enough at the bottom. I have to decide which slip to wear underneath. I can adjust the hoop skirt so it’s not that puffy, but it’s SO uncomfortable (do people really wear these things??) and when I sit down the whole frikking thing flies up. What do you think about how it looks with the trumpet slip? Which do you all prefer? Note that I’m not wearing other undergarments or shapewear yet in either set of pics. Thanks!
With hoop skirt (before alterations and at full hoop; not yet adjusted, without the sash):
With trumpet/mermaid slip (after alterations, as is without the sash)
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
I like how full it is with the hoop skirt, but I totally understand wanting to be comfortable on the day of. Is it possible to add some material to the trumpet slip to make it poofier so that the skirt is poofier, so you don’t have to worry about the hoop skirt flipping up?
Post # 5
FWIW, you look way happier in the second photos, and comfort should be something you take into consideration.
Post # 7
I prefer the 2nd pics trumpet
Post # 8
I LOVE it with the hoop skirt on. I think it just completes the look of the dress and makes your waist look smaller. With the trumpet skirt you lose the wow factor of the dress.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
Definitely a trumpet slip, but one that is much much fuller. Since it is a trumpet dress, you can’t really put a regular hoop under that dress style IMO.
Post # 10
@Mrs. Doily: Took the words right out of my mouth. You might try adding to the trumpet crinoline so that you get comfort and fullness.
Post # 11
Hmmm, i like the full skirt of the first pics, but the better fit/smiles in the second. Maybe just add another crinoline over the trumpet one to give it a bit more poof?
Post # 12
I like it with the skirt super full. You said your hoop skirt is adjustable? So you can adjust it to a trumpet shape and make the bottom one nice and wide. I’m not sure what your hoop skirt is like, but there are a ton on eBay, and you can find a 2-hoop skirt that has both of the hoops below your knees, so your dress can stay nice and tight at the hips and then get that full shape.
Post # 13
@amyj1276: You look great! Love the dress! Someone mentioned before, you look a lot happier in the second photos! Congrats! 🙂
Post # 14
Thanks all! I don’t think I’ll be able to get more crinoline (unless that’s easy to do?) since I haven’t seen any anywhere. I only have a week before I fly out to Philly for the wedding, so there’s really no time to have anything made or to order anything.
Post # 15
I think I like the trumpet slightly better. I feel like the fullness from the hoop skirt comes kind of suddenly, whereas the trumpet looks more flowy.