- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
I would like to get a hoop petticoat for my ball gown wedding dress and I would love to have some help in determining how many hoops I actually need! I have attached a couple of photos of me in my dress (apologies for the poor quality and don’t mind my arms waving around). As you can see, my dress already has a lot of poof on its own because it has quite a few layers of built-in crinoline. However, the reason why I still want to get a hoop petticoat is because: (1) My wedding will be in July and I really need a hoop skirt to pull the built-in crinoline away from my legs as it will be super hot, and (2) the more poof the better!
I know a lot of ladies on here have purchased hoop petticoats from eBay, which is what I plan on doing. On eBay, I keep seeing 2 types of hoop skirts that would most likely be applicable to my ball gown dress – the 3 hoop skirt and the 6 hoop skirt. Given the way my wedding dress looks, which one do you think I should purchase? My concern for the 3 hoop is that it may not add any additional ‘poof’ to my dress, and my concern for the 6 hoop is that my dress will look waayyy too poofy cuz I already have a lot of built-in crinoline layers.
Please give me your suggestions? I really appreciate it!! 🙂
The standard 3-hoop petticoat that I keep seeing on various eBay listings:
The standard 6-hoop petticoat that I keep seeing on eBay: