wearing a hoop…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We sewed a hoop into my dress (fit & flare), both for extra volume in the skirt, as well as to avoid having to hem the lace.

I originally tried on a mermaid petticoat, and it was hot and the tulle very uncomfortable; despite giving the fullness.

So my mother & I sewed a pocket in the slip layer, and added a hoop.

The hoop makes it so much cooler to wear, and the dress swirls and moves easily AND has the right shape.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i wanna hoop! love the way it looks! it does ,

make it a lil hard to manuver in though

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i’ve got a hoop in my dress.. pro’s = nothing is touching your legs which is awesome. shape is lovely and it bounces in a way a dress without it wouldn’t

 

con’s – a bit difficult to closely slow dance (but not impossible so no worries!) and have fun going through tables with that huge thing.

 

personally i think it’s worth it

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

also on the con list:

when you sit down, the skirt will stick out in front of your legs… i had thought about one, then i remembered, “oh yeah, i have to kneel during my ceremony!” and the hoop would have stuck up like a rainbow, showing all my underthings (or the crinoline, at least!)…

as far as how much of an issue this is, it depends on how high up the hoops start… but even if they start below the knee, it still will be a little awkward when sitting (and when dancing, as someone else mentioned)…

but the look is great! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

interesting oyu say that.. i was concerned with sitting down in a hoop skirt but i sat down at the bridal shop and it looked fine. maybe i got a different type of hoop? 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@anotheroneofmany: there are some really good tutorials on youtube about how to sit in a hoopskirt. Mine only needed a single hoop at the hemline, making it easier to sit (bonus: I don’t actually sit on my dress, either).

 

@mrsk2b: what silhouette is your dress?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just think they look kinda funny when the bride sits…like it kinda goes up…and i even saw one bride who’s boning in her hoop skirt could clearly be seen through her dress. So be sure you try it on in differnt lighting…and sit in it before you decide.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I loved my dress once I had the hoop – just a single hoop, wasnt that big but enough to give my gown more structure. This is two photos of the same sample (different lighting so looks more ivory in second). Without the hoop it was straight down and with the hoop it gave me more curves and was more flattering to my figure (IMO).

WITHOUT:

 

WITH HOOP:

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@mrsk2b: Thanks! It’s Maggie’s Madison Marie. I actually find it is easier to walk with the hoop because it keeps all the layers and tulle etc off my legs! It should also be a bit cooler since we are getting married in summer. You can buy a hoop online for $20 off ebay or aliexpress.com from China – that way if you don’t like it it’s not a big loss ๐Ÿ™‚ Just make sure you decide before you hem your dress because it may make it slightly shorter as well….

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a crinoline dilemma a few months before my wedding as originally I said no to a hoop but then realised my dress needed it

No hoop

With hoop

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Thanks to the ladies that posted before and after pics! Love the added “poofiness” that the hoop provides ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Without:

 

With:

 

Pros:

no itchy tulle on your legs

poof

skirt keeps it’s shape

flexible boning so you can fit through doors, move around, and it’s comfortable

if your dress is too long, more poof can raise the skirt a bit… my hoopskirt raised my skirt bottom enough that i don’t need the length altered at all… saving me alot of money.

 

Cons:

if you have 3 or more hoops, you may need to practice sitting

 

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