Sheath Dress with Mermaid Slip?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t know if it would fit properly I’ve tried on different mermaid dresses and trumpets and not even all mermaid slips fit with each style of mermaid or trumpet dress without stretching out the skirt funny, you’d have to try it to know if it would work for your dress

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I think it is possible to use a mermaid slip to add more body to sheath/Aline dresses. It does depend on the amount of “poof” in the slip though and where the tulle portion starts at, so it might help to try a couple of slip options with your dress. They had me try this combination (full slip with sheath dress) at one of the salons I visited, though it is hard to notice significant isues with fit there given the sample sizes and clipping, etc. I plan to try a fuller slip myself, as I ended up with less flare in my dress that I origninally was shopping for.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would recommend a slip, but if you don’t like the fullness, have the seamstress add extra tulle into the underskirt.  Many a-line dresses could definitely use the support, particularly if your dress is satin.  My dress is a mermaid, and my MOH was convinced it would not work with a slip, I said I wanted one…we tried it, and she was SOLD!  When she got married, our bridesmaid dresses were an a-line taffeta, and she had tulle added and it really poofed the skirt out awesomely, and was a very cheap add-on, considering.  You could probably supply the tulle yourself, even. 

I’ve seen many brides not go with a slip, and it really provides the support the skirt needs to WOW.  I can always tell if a bride isn’t wearing a slip, the dress just doesn’t move the same, and has a tendency to sort of collapse.  I do honestly get it, they aren’t comfortable, really, but they add a lot to the look.  But, I’m probably just obsessed with fabrics and dresses and a weirdo. 

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Winery

Hi! I know this post is from a few months back, but I’m in the same situation and was wondering if you had any success with either the slip or adding tulle under the dress?

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Winery

Thanks! I’ll probably end up doing the same thing. After researching the slip, I don’t think that will work for me. The back of my dress is very low. What was it about adding tulle that you didn’t like, if you don’t mind me asking? 

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