(Closed) Did you add a crinoline/hoop under your dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve had no experience but I will be wearing crinoline with my dress to help with the shape of it.

Post # 4
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wore a crinoline slip under my dress (A-line chiffon doesn’t keep an A-line shape without a slip – I didn’t want the chiffon floating around my legs – I wanted the A-line look).  Yes – the crinoline was hot when I put it on and was getting ready to take it off.  But I was so busy and taking in so much the rest of the day that I never noticed the crinoline heat.

Post # 6
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I tried on the crinoline with my dress and I was definitely surprised at how hot it was. But it was wayy too big for the dress and I think that added to it. You can get your seamstress to sew extra layers (after you’ve dyed them) into just the bottom of your dress so you don’t have to deal with a slip – I’m considering doing this

Post # 7
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t have any experience with a hoop, but I will be wearing a huge crinoline under my ballgown because I want as much poof as possible. I suggest that you try a couple of options on with your gown when you recieve it, so you get an idea of what will give you the look you want. Make sure to dance around, sit, and walk in it, so you know how comfortable it will be. If you can try some on with a sample gown, that would be an option too.

Post # 8
5983 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I wore a hoop under my gown and it wasn’t hot at all.  As a matter of fact, I think it made it more “airy” since the satin didn’t lay directly on my skin. Go for it!

Post # 11
14490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The trick for hoops is to lift the dress from the back when sitting.

I have a crinoline for my dress and I love it.  Not scratchy or hot and it added just the right amount of poof I needed for my dress.  You can have one added into the dress also or have one made for just the right amount.

Post # 12
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m adding a regular crinoline to give my skirt a bit more volume. No hoop. I’m having a July wedding, so I assume I’ll be warm no matter what, but I love the effect the crinoline has on my dress!

Post # 13
5091 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ve worn a hoop before (though not for a modern dress…  It’s for my renaissance reenactment stuff.  I’m such a nerd).  They’re a little difficult to sit in, but as long as you’re getting a smaller one, I think you’ll be okay.  You just have to remember to sit on the very edge of the chair.  The real problem that lots of people forget with hoops is walking.  They take practice to walk in so you don’t look like a ringing bell.  Small steps are key.

Also, you’ll definitely need a bathroom buddy with a hoop.

Post # 14
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

I’ll be wearing dyed crinoline, but I’ll  probably only wear it for pics and take it off if I get too hot 🙂

Post # 16
4122 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had a 3 hoop and it made a world of difference. It was cooler, I was able to sit/stand/kneel at our mass without tripping up, I could move, I could also do things more easily without help as the hoop holds the dress away from your body. It also made it lighter. I also didn’t spend a lot of money on a fancy one,  it was about $25 from china off ebay… Hoops saved my life 😉 I tried a non-hoop for a while because I was nervous of hoops, boy, I was mad at myself for taking so long to convert… it was so much more comfortable. I did have a silk/satin with lace overlay full ball gown however. 

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