Post # 1
okay. i put down a deposit on my dress last week (yay!), and i know i’m gonna need a crinoline or a hoop underneath. especially since i’m probably taking out the layers of crinoline in the actual dress (they show through, i can see the bumps, it drove me insane with the sample i tried on three times), and the dress is a full a-line/semi ball gown. it needs poof.
however, i don’t know whether to go hoop or hoopless. the one hoop i tried on was just ridiculous. it was huge and massive and heavy, and awkward. when i sat down, it popped up and i almost flashed the bridal shop staff. it had three layers of crinoline and then the hoop on the outside of all the tulle (that seems backwards to me…). however, all of the regular crinolines i have tried on have been super heavy. my wedding will be in october, in boston. where it can either be 88 or 48 degrees, depending on how mother nature feels that day (gotta love new england weather, right?)
advice? suggestions? i don’t want to overheat. but i also don’t want some massively huge puffed out skirt that will pop up and be weird.
Post # 3
I recommend trying both on whith your dress when it comes in. I purchased a hoop skirt on ebay and it ended up being too big for my dress to I took the hoop out and I added some tulle to it to make it fuller. It is a little warm but I plan on wearing some form of underarmor shorts to wick away the sweat.
Post # 4
I got an ebay 3-hoop skirt to wear and it was awesome. The hoops were pretty massive at first, but they are adjustable so you can shrink them down (they are a PAIN IN THE ASS to adjust, but no pain no gain, right?). You may want to look into a single hoop skirt, as that won’t get you in trouble with sitting down since the only hoop will be at the bottom. Sitting down in a hoop skirt is easy, though — you just have to pull it up a bit before you sit so you don’t have the pop up and flash everyone effect
I do agree that your best bet is to try on both once you get your dress in!
Post # 5
I can’t stand hoops. Hate them with a passion. Sometimes they show up in pictures if you’re angled a certain way. They are annoying when you’re trying to sit. I prefer the full netting to achieve your look.
Post # 6
I’m a big fan of a hoop. It keeps the skirt off your legs and lets you move more comfortably.
Post # 7
Adding to the hoop love! I bought an adjustable 3-bone hoop skirt and it was the easiest thing in the world to wear.
My hoop showed in absolutely none of my photos (except where I purposely lifted my dress), nor did I flash anyone when I sat down. I loved that it kept all the layers of my dress off my legs, and going to the bathroom was SO easy (just popped the hoop upside down like a big bucket and lifted everything out of the way).
Post # 8
I’d say unless you want your dress huuuuuuge it’s better to go hoopless. If there aren’t a lot of layers in your dress, you could possibly see bumps from the hoops, and I feel like the shape and movement of the dress seems less natural/pretty with a hoop skirt.
Post # 9
I have heard hoop is the way to go to keep the dress off your legs and keep you cool. I’ll definitely be getting one if I go with Enzoani Farlow.