(Closed) Destination gowns? are they really different? can you make them “poofier”?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Chiffon is a light fabric (it is usually a cotton, silk or sometimes polyester blend) and I think that most destination dresses are made with the intent to be worn in a warmer climate. What is lovely about chiffon is that the fabric has a floating feel to it. It will pick up the wind and look quite beautiful. I don’t know how pouffing that dress will work – it might end up looking too short, but if you have a good seamstress/tailor, I’m sure they can work with your vision!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am also not sure how poofing a chiffon dress out with a crinoline, since it doesn’t have a lot of structure, I think the top of the skirt may just “fall in” a bit for lack of a better word, and just the bottom will stick out more. You can try it, but poofier gowns are usually made out of materials that have more structure/stiffness to them so they can hold a shape.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

As @ChemistryBride mentioned, chiffon isn’t a structured fabric, so even adding a crinoline skirt might not have the desired effect you are looking for. That all being said, since you don’t want to have it look like a ballgown, but flare out more (as per the photo you mentioned), I bet that just adding a petticoat or crinoline skirt may keep it from appearing “too straight.” The only thing to think about is, if the dress isn’t what you are picturing in your head, do you want to take a chance on purchasing it and then finding out that you can’t make it fit your overall vision?

ETA: I love the second dress you just posted. I bet that the dress has a chiffon overlay, but the underskirts are made from a more structured material that allows it to hold a fuller shape.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it’s gorgeous and would be perfect for a destination wedding. I personally think it would look better without the spaghetti straps, but that’s just personal preference. Out of curiosity – how much did you find it for?

I’m also having a destination wedding and hate when the sales assistants try to push me into their destination wedding section – I think you can have whatever dress you want and it doesn’t have to be the traditional beach dress. That being said, I think the dress will be perfect for outdoors, the fabric looks lightweight and flowy. 

Congratulations!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

$375?? That’s an amazing price. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

It actually doesn’t look bad at all! You do what makes you comfortable!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I tired to find that Mori Lee Voyage dress to try on!  I love the chiffon.  Not sure how to make it poofier without bumps and lumps of a crinoline.

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