(Closed) Mermaid, trumpet & fit and flare gowns – With and without slip/petticoat

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

my dress is a mori lee but i dont have pics! i think you should definitely get a slip for it. it will help the dress to flow better and most importantly!! it will poof the skirt away from your feet so that you won’t trip on it. that was my main reason for getting the slip. i got it cheap from lightinthebox. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I haven’t tried a slip with my dress yet, but I just want to direct you to my post from earlier today about mermaid slips from ebay.  Make sure you check the length of the slip! Mine is WAY too short. If it seems to be too good to be true, check for the catch.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Not Mori Lee but I wore nothing underneath my dress! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

michellia:  Maggie Sottero’s Quinlynn.  It’s discontinued now, I bought the sample.  The skirt is juuuuussssttttt too long, so I’m hoping that adding a little volume will eliminate the need to hem it. Plus I like the mermaid-y-ness of it in the model photo.

 

 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  MrsWhitneyC2015. Reason: photo didn't attach first time
Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Here is my Pronovias, trying it on with and without a crinoline. I think I am going to go with a hoop though, I like having my feet space. But it should look very similar to the crinoline pic.

without                                                           with

It was much more noticeable in person and when I moved around, I guess in these two pictures there isnt a huge difference. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  MrsJR919.
Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Let me give u a tidbit to think about concerning slips for mermaids. The sample dress I tried on in the bridal boutique was a “long,” but nobody told me that during appointments. I tried on the sample 100 times with a petticoat and loved the look. I never knew the sample gown was long,  I thought my dress would be the same length as the sample. My measurements indicated I needed a “standard” length. So that’s what I ordered. I got excited and purchased a non-returnable petticoat for a mermaid, thinking it would look fabulous, still nobody thinking about there being a difference in dress lengths. When my dress came in, the slip made it too short. I ended up having an extra layer added under the dress in alterations and I’m still stuck with a slip for a mermaid, never worn. My advice is to check the length of your gown and buy a slip only when u can try it on under YOUR gown.

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Here is my fit and flare dress…. I doubt I’ll be putting anything under it, I supposed I will decide when I meet my dress for the first time!  Not sure it would really work with my dress anyway.

 

 

 

 

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