(Closed) Ladies with a ballgown (take 2)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can definitely have her take layers out! I don’t think hemming crinoline takes too long, so I would try to not feel too guilty about it, either :).

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it’s a gorgeous dress and isn’t too big (and won’t be even with the layers poofed up). I’d wait and see how it looks after alterations and then look at having layers removed if necessary.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ah!  Now you are making me worried- my dress had the perfect amount of poof in the sample.

But yes, you can have her take layers out- I was going to do this with a different dress.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a ballgown and when it came in, I felt like it was so much poufier than the sample! I was thinking about taking out some of the layers so it would be more like an A-line but one of my BMs talked me out of it. The seamstress also said the dress might deflate throughout the night because of the gravity on the layers.

My Bridesmaid or Best Man was saying that once you take out the layers, you can’t put them back in, so maybe try it on hemmed and see how you feel. I don’t think it’s a lot of work to remove layers. Take some pictures with all the layers in and see how you feel…because I’ve never really worn a ballgown before, it felt HUGE but looked great in pictures.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Can we see pictures of you in it first, and then do a poll??? Once you take them out they can’t be put back in, and i agree with the other posters…it should “deflate” some after a few days…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Such a lovely gown!  I’m in the wait and see camp.  I think removing them probably isn’t too difficult and she won’t mind, so wait until it’s hemmed to decide.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I love your dress!!!  The crinoline layers can also be compressed.  DD’s crinny was from her prom dress and had been in a bag for several years so we had to seriously steam it, starch it and really work to ‘re-floof’ it.  

Another consideration to removing layers of the under-tulle is that you are altering the silhouette and may need to have the outer layer of the dress re-hemmed because it will hang lower.  Do you have enough time to allow for that?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@geminidream:  Such good advice!  🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MlleBrielle: I had a big ball gown too… girl you rock this look.

 

Its perfect. 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You look absolutely gorgeous! That is my dreas gown!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

So beautiful!! 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Beautiful!!  This is my dress, too!  It just arrived last weekend (4 months earlier than the store told me!) and I went to try it on.  It’s way too long, but also a lot poofier than the sample.  The wedding isn’t until July 2012, so I probably won’t get it altered until the spring. I’m 5’3″ and I was thinking of getting some layers taken out to make it less poofy when I get the length shortened, but looking at this picture makes me think the poof might not be too bad!  Such a gorgeous dress! 

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