(Closed) Hoop Skirt Tips

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used to play in them all the time, my mom had several left over from her wedding.  There is a hoop right under the rear, if you lift that hoop when you sit  above the rear then the skirt will not bell up.  It does take a few practice trys to get it gracefully but after one or two times doing it, easy peasy.

Post # 5
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@noenyu:I wore a massive hoop skirt. If yours is adjustable, then chances are you don’t need to do anything differently. Hoop skirts back in the day weren’t adjustable and were made of unbendable metal hoops. Nowadays, most of the hoops I hear about are adjustable meaning the metal bends and can conform to your movements. Still kind of difficult to deal with it in close quarters. But not nearly as scary as some of the turtorials I’d watched on YouTube. You could still check out those turtorials by searching for “hoop skirt.” But it really isn’t as bad as it sounds. And it made my dress so much easier to maneuver for the day!

Post # 6
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

@noenyu:  I wore a 3 ring hoop skirt on our wedding day.  I don’t really have any tips for you.  But, I can tell you that the good (keeping the weight of the dress of of your legs to keep you cool) outways the bad (sitting in gown, which you won’t do much of) when wearing a hoop skirt.  Good luck with the advice!

Post # 8
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Love this thread! Any more tips on hoop skirts? How many bones you need, for instance? Or how to know if you need the extra layers of tulle to hide the bones from showing through the skirt?

Post # 10
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am wearing one too. I have worn one before and lifting the top hoop as previously suggested keeps you from showing all. LOL


Post # 11
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Anyone have recs for a hoop skirt?


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