(Closed) Do I really need a petticoat?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Rule of thumb #1. You don’t NEED anything at your wedding you don’t want to have except for your officiant, yourself, your fiance and any witnesses that are required by law. 


Try the dress on without the petticoat. If you like what you see, then you have your answer. 

Post # 4
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I ended up with a hoop skirt because it kept the material off my legs and kept me sooooo much cooler (outdoors in June in a big old gown, no thanks!) Plus it gave me the volume I wanted in my dress and made it easier to walk.  Originally, the salon recommended a petticoat for me too, though.

Post # 5
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do you NEED it? No.

Will it make your dress look better? Maybe. Do you have pics of you in your dress with and without it? We can definitely give better feedback if you have pics!

Post # 6
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

A hoop would keep the dress off your legs and actually make it cooler!

Post # 8
2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@nawella:  Yay! Glad your decision was easy to make! I know what you mean about not wanting to get too hot- the fewer the layers, the better you’ll feel!

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