(Closed) HELP!!! Crinkles at hips on mermaid style dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


missingute:  Can your seamstress put any boning in?  I realize that’s a bit lower than boning would typically go, but my lace mermaid dress sort of fell down and wrinkled like that.  Once I put on the bustier it smoothed out.  The dress just needed more structure.

Post # 3
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have the same worry about my trumpet dress (hasn’t arrived yet). Please keep us up to date on what you find out!

Post # 4
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No advice, really but I noticed this even on model photos of some mermaid dresses. 

Post # 5
1069 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

missingute:  In my experience there will always be some lines when you move, but they can be minimised. The dress could be a) too tight around the hips which causes the material to pull, b) too loose, c) have a tighter lining that causes the wrinkles. Hopefully the seamstress can help.

Post # 6
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

my mermaid does the same thing….seamstresss said there has to be extra fabric/room there or i wouldn’t be able to sit down. it make me feel like i have a “pooch” when i don’t at all! so. idk. ya, i have the same problem.  

Post # 7
2508 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have the same problem.  It did get better when I tried it in with the right undergarments (a pair of underwear that shapes and I also added a thin slip).  Still not perfect but definitely helps a lot

Post # 8
26 posts

I read a post on here somewhere about a lady who got her seamstress to add boning further down the dress to prevent that happening. I guess maybe behind the seams might make them well hidden.

Im also worryig about this with my mermaid (which i too havent got yet) although i think im just going to get it made tight and worry about sitting later on rather then the crinkles in the wedding photos haha.

Post # 9
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have the same issue though my wedding is 10 months from now so there’s still time to solve it, hopefully. I bought my dress at a sample sale four months ago but luckliy at the time, it fit almost perfectly. The hips were a little too tight and had crinkling. I tried the dress on a few weeks ago but this time it was at least a size too large and there was more crinkling than ever. I was told that it’s a mermaid/fit-and-flare dress problem :-(.

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Post # 10
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

missingute:  I actually think it looks better with the crinkles than it does in the last photo!

Post # 11
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

The only thing I can think of is to shorten the body maybe?? Not entirely sure how thst would be done though

Post # 12
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had the same issue, my seamstress said it has to do with your thighs being larger than your stomach area. You’ll always have that gap in the dress. The best thing to do for photos is pull up the dress from the top side! I didn’t have an issue with my photos 🙂

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