(Closed) Crinoline or Hoop skirt?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have a fit and flare dress, and I’ll be having a hoop added instead of wearing a crinoline. David’s Bridal tried to sell me a $75 crinoline, and it added a lot of weight and heat (on my legs) to the dress.

I asked my seamstress about it (no way in hell am I having alterations done by DB), and she suggested adding a hoop.

After some research it sounds like a better option IMO. Hoops keep the material away from your legs, aren’t heavy, and generally cost less. Plus there are so many sizes of hoops to choose from, and you can add more than one to get your perfect dress shape.

Post # 3
2789 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hoop….like PLEASE said, crinoline is hot hot hotttt! It will make you sweat no matter what.  Hoops are just easier & they separate your dress from you & give you breathing room! I HAD to have a hoop skirt…there’s no way I would have made it through the day without it. Also,  the fit n flare style doesn’t seem to do much to the dress. That dress is either a larger a-line or even a ball gown. I suggest something a little poofier for underneath.  Ebay or Amazon.com will be the place for you to purchase one from once you’ve figured out which style you want.  They are extremely over priced at bridal shops. 

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