(Closed) HELP!! Finding the right petticoat for my dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

A-line slip with two layers of tulle…very puffy!  I bought mine from a bee recently for $30, didn’t think it was that puffy! I may have to remove a layer of the tulle..LOL.  If you can, try on a slip that you like with your dress and then search for one on ebay or here so you can get it cheaper.  Mine originally is from David’s Bridal

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

sorry for hijaking, but does tulle really puff a dress out better than a petticoat?

I need to make my dress that falls onto the body more of a stiff A-line..is tulle best?

Post # 5
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would think so, I mean, the kind of tulle used is very stiff.  It’s not like the soft kind used for making bows and such.  Mine is super stiff and puffy, good thing it’s not touching my skin!

Post # 7
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698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The hoop ones are for serious ball gowns I guess.  Eventually the tulle will get pressed down a bit, making the look of the dress less poofy whereas a hoop keeps it pushed out all the time.  Think back to hoop skirt days, and how the dresses looked.  If you’re not sure what you need, just try different ones on with your dress till you get the desired look.  I haven’t tried the slip on with my dress yet, but I already knew what kind I needed, and it can be adjusted.

Post # 9
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Agreed.  Try different styles with the dress to see what works best.  I think that style is meant to be work with a semi-full aline.  It looks a little fitted in the hips, so a full aline might make the dress pull higher up.  You can ask your seamstress to add extra tulle on the lower layers of the crinoline.

I think you can stiffen the tulle with spray starch, but make sure you don’t use on on the underlining that touches your skin.  It will make it stiff and scratchy.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It will definatly lift your dress a bit, that’s why any alterations wouldn’t be done until after your fitted with a slip AND the shoes you’re going to wear.  You could potentially skip any shortening of your dress by getting a fuller slip. 

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