Post # 1
When I was dress shopping, I thought I liked my dress better without a crinoline underneath because I was afraid of being too “poufy.”
But looking back at the pics, I wonder if the bottom of the dress really needs it so it doesn’t look too flat or just hang there? Or does it look fine the way it is? Am I just obsessing? The sample dress is clearly too long for me, that could be contributing to what I’m seeing.
What do you think? I would get a regular fullness A line crinoline if I get one.
Post # 3
I would maybe get one… nothing too big just a slip so when you walk the dress stays full. I am in the same situation I was unsure but then the lady at the wedding store showed me the difference and I liked it better with the slip!
Post # 4
Does it have a bit of a built-in crinoline already? My dress has a very similar bottom and it has a built-in crinoline, but looked a little “caved in” on the bottom. The consultant pointed out to me though that because it was a sample it had been crushed in the stock room, tried on by a lot of brides and stepped on, so it had a lot less volume than my actual dress will when it comes in. So I’m holding off and waiting to see what mine looks like before I decide whether or not to crinoline…maybe this would be a good idea for you too??
Post # 5
I would add crinoline because it looks like the dress goes out a bit but then caves in around the bottom. Maybe you can try some on and see how it would make a difference.
Post # 6
@hergreenapples – yes, it as a few layers of stuff underneath to fluff it up a bit. I’ll probably have to try it on at my fittings and decide then. I may just go ahead and order a crinoline off ebay soon (they are only like 13 bucks) just in case. I just want to avoid buying one from the bridal shop where I got my dress and will do fittings, I’m sure they will want to charge an arm and a leg for it.