Post # 1
So I recently discovered that big dresses “need” petticoats. I am sure that this is part-true, part-marketing scam, but I am just curious. My dress is the San Patrick Espiga. It’s an A-line with a chapel train. I don’t really want to wear a petticoat because my wedding will be in the heat of August, and it has tulle layers underneath already anyways, but I’m also not sure if I will be unhappy with the pictures after. Any thoughts/advice?
Post # 3
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
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
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
A hoop would keep the dress off your legs and actually make it cooler!
Post # 7
@DJones69: Tried on the dress finally, with mom and sister/MOH’s help decided I definitely do NOT need a petticoat! Woohoo!!!
Post # 8
@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!