(Closed) Crinoline help?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was thinking of making a thread similar to this one.  I figured wearing a crinoline with an a-line dress was the norm, but looking at pics I took of me with an a-line crin under my dress, I actually think I might look more slim and streamlined without it.  After all, it has some netting built in, just not that much.

Plus, with a July wedding, I worry that an extra layer would just be too hot.  Here’s my dress:

With Crinoline


And Without Crinoline

Post # 5
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@smileyd: I recommend trying it on with and without the crinoline.  It really depends on what is already in the skirt.  Definitely go with the regular a-line, not a super full one.

@ItsPronounced_ABear: I like yours better without the crinoline.  But it looks like they put a ballgown one on you in the first picture.

Post # 6
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think an A-line slip will work perfectly for that dress.

Post # 8
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t think either needs a crinoline.

@smileyd: They way your dress is constructed, it doesn’t look like it was really made for much fullness on bottom. It looks like it’s cut very slimline.  I bet it looks fantastic on you without a crinoline.

@ItsPronounced_ABear: Definitely without.  Your waistline gets lost with the crinoline.  The size of the waistband with the crinoline sets you up to have little definition in your torso.  It’s totally one of those optical-illusion things, but with less fullness in the skirt, it looks like you have a longer torso.  Plus, I like how the no-crinoline really highlights the draping! 😀

Post # 9
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@georgiaann:Thanks!  When you put it that way, I’m really inclined to agree with you.

 @smileyd:  Sorry, when I first posted I totally forgot to actually answer about your dress!  I agree with the others who said the shape doesn’t really look like it needs a crinoline.  Any chance for a pic of you in the dress so we can see it with your proportions?

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