Post # 1
hey there bees.. I am curious if any already married brides wore a ballgown (ruffles, feathers, tulle, satin, etc) without wearing a slip? I have the Monique Luo “swan dress” and the bottom is vertical organza and tulle ruffles and its already poufy enough for me, not to menton I hate the idea of all the extra material and weight on me from a slip. But should I consider at least a crinolin to “mold” the bottom so to speak. Anyone wear a ballgown w/o a slip? Any pics you could share? Did you have any problems with the gown gathering between your leags as you walked?
here is my gown on me.. sorry for the blur.. i was manning my iphone single handedly 🙂
Post # 3
Ok hive.. I know someone has to have some input here! Dont leave a bee hanging…
Post # 4
I think it looks fine as it is. But i am not a fan of poof. I personally would never wear a slip. Seams like it would be hot and uncomfortable!
Post # 5
I wore my dress without anything underneath and to be honest, I liked it better! The slip had made it feel too poofy and fake. I liked being able to feel my dress on me and it wasn’t as hot. It still looked perfect 🙂
With you dress, I think it looks beautiful without the slip. My dress never went in between my legs when walking or dancing. My friend just got married in your dress and she didn’t wear a slip and she looked great!!
Post # 6
if you are really worried about getting caught in the material, you could get a small one hoop skirt to go underneath. a one hoop won’t give too much poof but will keep it off your legs (keeps your legs cooler if it’s really hot too). also, most hoop skirts are adjustable so you can size it down if it’s too wide.
if you get one, get it from ebay. the bridal shop wanted almost $70 for a one hoop and i wanted more poof. i got myself a four hoop skirt for $12 from ebay.
Post # 7
@Tswife4ever: insanely gorgeous pictures! You look beautiful, and you can not even tell you dont have a slip on.
I am not really concerned about getting the material between my legs, but had a thought if it was “required” for the dress to keep its shape, although its plenty poufy for me. I dont want to wear a slip at all..for a few reasons. I dont want the extra material or bulk, the heat, the expense, and i sure dont want to look like a southern belle. Keeping the gown off my legs isnt an issue either, as it will be about 65-70 degrees here in October. Im not even going to have to wear a bra and no cups are getting sewn in my gown.
Thanks for the info..it looks like I will definately be Ok w/o a slip and I am very happy about that 🙂