Post # 1
I purchased a crinoline slip from David’s bridal for my dress, but I feel like it’s not giving the fullness that it should. I’m wondering if I should purchase a hoop skirt instead. Please help asap, my first fitting is tomorrow! I’ve been going back and forth in my head whether to keep the crinoline I have or not.
Here is the pic of me in the dress without the hoop skirt (just the regular crinoline).
And here is what the dress looks like on the model, and the fullness I was hoping for.
Post # 3
If you want it more full like the model picture than definitely a hoop skirt would be a good option. Alterations also might be able to add extra layers to your existing crinoline to make it fuller.
Post # 4
and it could depend on what size crinoline. if its a regular vs. a mega. if yours is regular, I would look into the mega
Post # 5
this particular dress, In My Humble Opinion, looks best with the hoop skirt. I like the way they create the fullness, but every bride I have ever talked to said you cannot sit down at all while wearing one. That would suck to be so uncomfortable all day!
Post # 6
I kind of like it without the hoop (just the crinoline)…
Are the hoops really hard to remove? Maybe you could wear it just for the ceremony and pics and then take it off for the reception so you’re comfortable.
Post # 7
@europomme: I LOVE my hoop skirt. It gives my dress the fullness I want without it being too puffy and it also keeps all the crinoline built into my dress off of my legs which was the selling point for me. No way I wanted to have layed of crinoline laying on my legs all night.
ETA: I made sure when I tried on the hoop skirt at the bridal salon with my dress that I walked around and sat down in different chairs they had there and I honestly didnt have any problems with sitting in the hoop.
Post # 8
YES originally I tried on my dress with a hoop skirt, the kind with just the two hoops towards the bottom of the skirt, so I dont think it’ll be that difficult to sit in. I LOVED how it kept the material away from my legs.
Then I started reading negative things about hoop skirts, and pictured going in and out of the limo, and the garter toss, or falling, and that freaked me out, so I purchased the crinoline instead, but now I am regretting it!
I’m going to ask my seamstress before my fitting, and probably purchase the hoop skirt tomorrow.
I love the bee 🙂
Post # 9
I personally think the dress looks better on you than on the model. So my vote is no hoop skirt.
Post # 10
Wow I never knew there was that much of a difference until now… I love the look with the hoop!
You could always just wear it for the ceremony and photos and replace it with the crinoline for the reception…
Post # 11
I have the same problem! I also wanted the fullness of the model pic of my dress, and my crinoline is not doing it. I thought about a hoop skirt too, but all the reviews on sitting keep me away from it. BUT, I would love to get that crinoline away from my legs! SO HOT UNDER THERE! Please update us when you try it! Maybe I’ll try it too 🙂
Here’s me in my dress with my crinoline…needs more poof!
Post # 12
Thanks!! That’s a great idea, especially because I probably won’t want the dress looking AS full once it’s bustled for the reception…
I ended up buying a hoop skirt on ebay. The store here doesn’t keep them in stock, so I won’t have it for my first fitting tonight :S I will wear the crinoline instead, and just get her to add a bit of extra length just in case. The hoop is also adjustable if I need to.
This is the one I got if anyone needs one, great price too!
Post # 13
I would definitely get a hoop for yours, it looks like it’s meant to be more full, and yeah, the hoop has a lot of benefits 🙂 I will let you know how it goes once I receive mine.
Post # 14
@europomme:I actually bought my crinoline from that ebay seller. Great prices and they ship super fast! I got my slip 2 days later. I might try sewng more crinoline to my slip…hmm….Definately let me know how it feels on when you get it and if you can sit!