(Closed) Picked up my dress! Advice on crinoline/alterations

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How should I alter my dress to have more of a trumpet shape?
    Wear a mermaid slip : (38 votes)
    57 %
    Have the seamstress add more tulle to the dress : (14 votes)
    21 %
    Have the seamstress take the dress in at the knees : (8 votes)
    12 %
    Do nothing - the dress will flare out more once the tulle is steamed : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Other (see below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    Member
    92 posts
    Worker bee

    love the dress on you!  I think it would definitely look more trumpet with a little poof at the bottom to complete what you are looking for. You could get a fit and flare slip and try that on and see if that is what you are visualizing. The back has more “poof” than the front and the flare slip might just make that perfect.

    Post # 5
    Member
    946 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would try the gown on with a mermaid slip. It makes a big difference! I am wearing a mermaid slip and it really gives that extra touch … the bottom is nice and full without being too poofy. Good luck!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Anyone have suggestions for a mermaid slip?  I’ve seen them with hoops, with only tulle, etc.  Which one is the most flattering?

    Post # 7
    Member
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I think a mermaid slip would give it that little extra lift at the bottom and would be more comfortable then a hoop!

    Post # 9
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    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    @amethystbride:  I got mine at David’s bridal and it cost around $25. I didn’t get my dress or anything else there, just walked in and asked what they had for crinoline. They even pulled a dress with a similar style to mine for me to try on with the slip to show the difference it would make.

    Post # 10
    Member
    24025 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Try a mermaid slip at DB.  I used the fit and flare from DB and I can’t say enough great things about it (it was $49)!  Gorgeous dress on you!

    Post # 11
    Member
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    You could go to David’s and try on a crinioline. If you like the look you could always buy one from ebay. They are a lot cheaper there.

    Post # 12
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    love your dress! I personally would add a mermaid style crinolin to add more volume, but i love a very voluminous dress so i might be biased.

    Post # 13
    Member
    946 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The bridal shop where I purchased my dress quoted me a price of $150 for my mermaid slip.  From the PP’s it looks they are over charging me by A LOT !!!  My dress is expected to come in this month so I will deff inquire about the price again, if they won’t work with me on cost, I will have to make my way on down to DB!

    Post # 15
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    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    E-bay or amazon! I strongly suggest Merry Modes slips they’re super comfy (and if you decide to dye it, you can!)

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