(Closed) Any brides who did NOT wear a crinoline/petticoat under their dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I dont have a pic of mine, but i tried on tons of fit and flares without anything underneither.  Did you mind the way it looked without it??  If not then wear whatever you want.  I was actually thinking I might wear something under mine just to give it extra shape but its not necessary

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My dress was sort of a cross between an A-line and a mermaid, but I think it’s close enough to give you a good example.  It had that thicker-than-tulle material underneath to poof it out a little but not that much.  Here’s a decent picture of the dress bustled, doing its natural poofy thing.  I think if your dress has that thick tulle underneath, then it might provide enough support to hold the dress’s shape.  But if you want a really dramatic perfect sillouette, I’d consider a crinoline at least for the ceremony and pictures.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I actually wasn’t going to buy a crinoline but decided to at the last minute.. I have an a line and not a fit and flare, but the dress was falling between my legs and my seamstress told me I had the bridal wedgie, and I better go buy a crinoline asap… lol.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Before the crinoline it just fell, and lacked a lot of shape. It loooks sooooo much better with the crinoline, but I’m not gonna lie it’s itchy and hot! But, worth it to me…

I wish I had an after picture, but I don’t!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@jamiemichelle: if the crinoline (which i bet makes a big change!) is itchy/hot/etc., here’s a tip: get the spanx undies with the little shorts attached. to put it in gross-ish commercial terms, it helps “wick away moisture” and keep the itching away. not needed for the spanx properties, but those little shorts are a lifesaver in the comfort department. 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dress is a fit and flare…although I do have a picture, I’m just scared to post it hahaha, but they tried getting me to get the crinoline and to me it made my dress look extremely stiff! so i said no to the crinoline!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

thanks for the advice scissors! I have some of those spanx at home in NC but didn’t bring them to TX, silly me!

I’ll have to go pick up another pair… they will get a lot of use, spanx are amaaazing!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Man, I was hoping to avoid wearing it too! …that bridal wedgie bit..LOL..I may have to reconsider my original stance! Thanks for asking the question!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t wear one because my dress had alot of built-in tulle.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@windmills:  The dress is Bonny 763.  When I bought it a year ago, it was already from the previous year’s collection and not on the racks anymore.  Thankfully, the designer has a “borrow a Bonny” program where you pay to ship the dress to your salon to try on, and if you decide to buy it, the shipping cost gets applied to the cost of the dress.  The price was also quite a bit lower than couture dresses normally cost.

http://www.bonny.com/763.html

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t wear a separate crinoline, but my dress had a few layers of tulle built in. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a little tulle built into mine, so I didn’t wear crinoline either.  I didn’t want a huge skirt, just a little fluff.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I will be wearing one, but I just switched to the “dreaded I really don’t want to have too” hoop. Honestly, I wished I had just embraced it and found the ‘right’ crinoline. it’s like undergarments. The right vs wrong one can make all the difference! I just think that if you found the dress you love, and you DO love it, there’s a way to make it work and be comfortable. Honestly, the thought of a hoop scared me. But, now, my dress is lighter and easier to wear as a ballgown than the sheiths I tried on. Not only that, but the prospect of kneeling and standing at our catholic wedding is no longer frightening either. I would focus not so much of a style of dress that you can “get away without a crinoline” and instead focus on the ‘right’ dress for you. Things can be done to help whatever the issue or fear of a crinny is 🙂

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