Post # 1
My lovely coworker is getting married in August. She is wearing a ballgown and her dress just recently came in. Her main concern as of now is what to wear under her dress. She purchased a crinoline skirt (which is an A line) but a lady at her dress shop also recommended a hoop skirt.
Help me out with some information to share with her. Here is some more information:
– She told the woman at the dress shop she was considering taking off her crinoline after the ceremony because she is worried about being hot. The woman told her that would lengthen her dress by 2-3 inches which would obviously be an issue.
– She doesn’t want her dress to get stepped on or ripped so she worries that taking the crinoline off would cause that to happen.
– She likes the idea of a hoop skirt because that would keep the dress off of her legs but I told her that may make dancing, sitting or being close to others an issue due to the stiffness of a hoop vs. crinoline.
– She’s also concerned about looking like a pumpkin. She worries that the hoop skirt would stick out strangely behind her while she was dancing or puff out around her while sitting.
-When she tried on the stores crinoline she felt like it puffed out like a cupcake top rather then floated down in a straight line.
– She is currently considering having the crinoline thinned and sown into the inside of her dress.
Give me some sound advice to pass on to my lovely coworker. Also, pictures of crinoline or hoop would be AMAZINGLY generous!
Post # 4
My only experience with this personally is theater costumes, so I can tell you that hoop skirts LOOK amazing, but you’re right about it being awkward to stand/sit/dance in. I think thinning out a crinoline is probably your best option, because it will reduce the sweating, but still give the skirt some poof. Sorry I’m not much help! 🙁
Post # 5
@MissMedic:No that is still helpful. Do you wear a hoop skirt that is adjustable? How easy are they to move around in?
Post # 6
Have her play around with different option. There are a couple different types (a-line, ballgown, etc) crinolines so maybe she just needs to find the right degree of fullness. If she felt like the crinoline was going to be too puffy, a hoop skirt will probably be bigger.
Whatever she does, she should decide before alterations. The sales consultant is right–the crinoline (or lack of one) will definitely change the length of the dress.
Post # 7
@MsBrooklynA: I remember it being sort of adjustable at the waist. It’s been years, but as far as I remember, they’re pretty easy to walk around in, but you have to be careful sitting so you don’t pull a Britney. LOL
Post # 8
I am reviving this topic because I was concerned about the same thing! I ended up going with a crinoline for my A-line dress. It’s the David’s Bridal A Line crinoline Style 603. I like how a hoop skirt would keep the material really away from my legs, however, I was worried about sitting down in it, and also, the garter part of the reception. I’m going for my first fitting today with the crinoline, so I’ll let you all know how it goes 🙂
Post # 9
I’m also debating the same thing. The woman who owns the salon I bought my dress from recommended sewing layers of crinoline onto the inside of the dress, but I am still concerned with the hot factor, so I am still considering a hoop skirt. Not sure though!