(Closed) Crinoline

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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110 posts
Blushing bee

If you want it to flare out like that, you need some kind of petticoat or crinoline, yes. The trick is to actually try them on with the garment you’d wear it with (I wear a lot of vintage dresses with petticoats) to get the right fullness, and also to be sure it is long enough. If the crinoline is too short, you get a weird effect where the dress goes out and then “falls”. But yes, if you want the foofy look in the picture, you need something. 

Post # 4
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110 posts
Blushing bee

Okay, quick way to tell – lift up the top layer of the skirt and see what’s underneath. Is there any kind of stiff or fluffy underskirt layer? It looks like there is, but it’s a little hard to tell with the length. 

Post # 5
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522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Crinoline is kind of a stiff mesh-like material. Most modern wedding dresses come with the crinoline already in it. I’m wearing my mom’s wedding dress, and I had to buy a crinoline skirt to wear underneath it. They sell them at every wedding dress shop. The way the dress fits you, it looks like there is already some in there. if you want the dress to have more pouf, you can buy crinoline, but you don’t need to. It looks lovely the way it is. 

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