Post # 1
Has anyone noticed if their crinolines caused a difference in the legnth in the gown? Mine is ever so slightly too long – maybe an inch or two, just enough so I step on it when walking. It would cost more than the price of a crinoline to have the alterations done to it. I am wondering if I can get away with using a mermaid crinoline to “raise” the hem instead. Any advice? Before and after pics with and without a crinny?
Post # 3
yep. i needed to get my dress hemmed, until i tried it on with my petticoat. no longer needed a hem–it made it the perfect length!
Post # 4
Yep, adding a crinoline took my dress up another 1.5 inches or so
Post # 5
Same with me. I was about an inch too long. Crinoline was $35 and a hem was $200. I picked the criny!
Post # 6
it depends on how full your crinoline is. For me, if I don’t wear a crinoline, the front will be too long, After I put one, the edge just lightly touches the ground which is perfect.
FYI, mine is full tiered crinoline and my dress is more like a ballgown
Post # 7
Glad to hear it from all of you! I have to order the crinoline without being able to try it on with the dress, and by the time it comes there won’t be time to do a hem anymore. But it sounds like a safe bet!
Post # 8
yes it does! I didn’t get my gown hemmed at all and I’m 5’3″…i was going to wear heals, but decided on flats and it still worked out well.
Post # 9
It definitely helps! I bought mermaid slip just to bring the length up an inch, plus it will keep my dress from going in between my legs when I walk and it keeps the bottom of the dress out in front of you so it is impossible to step on. Mine cost $60 from the bridal shop.
Post # 10
Crinolin or hoop skirt, yep.
I used a hoop skirt and it kept the underside of my dress away from my legs cooling me down as well as made it so I didn’t need a hem.