(Closed) Does the crinoline help a too long dress shorten up?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
5842 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yep, adding a crinoline took my dress up another 1.5 inches or so

Post # 5
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Same with me. I was about an inch too long. Crinoline was $35 and a hem was $200. I picked the criny!

Post # 6
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 8
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.

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