(Closed) Do I need a crinoline/petticoat for this dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I just looked up the dress

http://www.anntaylor.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=4088&N=0&Ntk=KeywordSearch&Ntt=elizabeth&Nty=1&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&found=1&defaultSizeTypeFromCategory=Misses’ defer=’defer

in case anyone else wants to look at it too for opinions…

I believe you mentioned that you already have the dress in your posession. I suggest taking it into a bridal shop and asking them to allow you to try a few on with your dress to see how it looks. I know they do make them with only minimal poof which looks like would be your best bet if you decide you need one. Sometimes their return policies are not too flexible so trying it on with your dess before you buy it might be best.

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I was in the same situation you are. I bought a bridesmaid dress as my wedding dress because I wanted something very simple. When I got it, I loved it but it seemed like it was missing something. So, I took it into a David’s Bridal, and they were very gracious and helpful! (I will say that I’ve had mixed experiences with David’s, which is why I did not purchase my wedding dress from them.) And it did the trick! The real advantage to having a crinoline under your dress is that it won’t end up bunched up between your legs nearly as much. And it helps keep it out from under your feet. Do make sure that you buy your crinoline before you have alternations made because it will change the hem. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

You might want to consider wearing a crinoline or even a hoopskirt with only a smaller hoop at the bottom just to help it keep it’s shape.  Also, when you walk, the dress might get caught in between your legs.  A crinoline would help prevent that. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Put your dress on around the house for a half hour or so, walk around and see how it moves with you, if you feel  yourself getting tripped up or tangled you might want to rethink  it getting one just for the ease of movement, but if you don’t notice a difference and would rather not get one then don’t worry about it, there is no rule book!

 I believe the purpose of them is to ill out a full skirt. I think your dress looks narrow enough that you don’t need to have it.  Plus, I prefer the flowy draped look to super full skirts (that could be because I’m 5′ tall and look like a marshmallow in poofy skirts) I think your dress will look pretty without it too.  Also, if you get cute shoes they are sure to show a little more without the crinoline. 🙂

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