Post # 1
Hi girls, getting married in 2 weeks and I need some advice. I love my dress, but it’s supposed to be a mermaid silhouette and I just don’t feel like it does the fit and poof that all the other mermaid dresses that I’ve seen do. If I add an extra mermaid crinoline (the dress already has two layers built in), would that achieve the look I’m looking for? Excuse my awkward stance, I wasn’t really ready when the picture was taken. My dress is Casablanca 1854.
And I know I would have to get some other shoes if I get extra layers cause the dress would be way too short then. It’s pushing it now.
Post # 3
I think you do need an additional crinoline. My dress had layers built in but I added another underneath for more stability.
Post # 4
I would definitely add more crinolines! You may even need more than one! Don’t be afraid to try on more! Beautiful dress though! You’ll look lovely!
Post # 5
Pretty dress, but in this state it looks more a-line. Definitely add more crinolines.
Post # 6
I agree with BirdieLove, it looks more like a slim A-line. I think adding more crinoline will help. GOOD LUCK!
Post # 7
Yep, I agree…more crinoline.
Post # 8
I agree with the PPs that this dress just looks like a slim A-line. If you want it to have that mermaid look you are going to need to add some volume to the bottom. That said, I like the dress as an A-line.
Post # 9
Thank you ladies so much for the input! I think I’ll go ahead and order one.
Post # 10
So my crinoline came today, ordered a mermaid crinoline off Ebay. I think it looks MUCH better with it. What do yall think?
Post # 11
I think it looks great with that extra crinoline!
Post # 12
i think it is much improved..u can also have it altered to be more fitting around the hips so that looks more like a true mermaid
Post # 13
Wow what a difference! It looked great before but now definitely looks like a mermaid silhoutte. Love it!
Post # 14
Love it! I dunno if it is the closer shot or the extra crinoline but the bottom is stunning!
Post # 15
Yay!! Glad yall like it too. I like it SOOO much better now, though I will have to get other shoes now but it’s so much more the look I was going for. Now I just need to get it pressed, it’s incredibly wrinkled. SO excited!!!
@bells: I may think about taking it back and getting it a little more fitted. It’s already been altered once and the girl was a little apprehensive about taking it in more.
Post # 16
Well heck! I didn’t think crinoline would do the trick honestly, but I was very wrong. It is definitely a mermaid now and it look fantastic on you. I think that crinoline took it from nice to spectacular. Good job! 🙂