Post # 1
I have my dress, and when I had it on in the store I LOVED it, but now looking at the photos I feel it might look a little flat. I fell in love with the natural waist/very full A line look, like these:
So here is MY dress: what do you guys think, add more oomph? Is so, what type of crinoline/petticoat should I get? Thanks!!!
Post # 3
I think it’s really pretty, but if you want the same effect as what is shown in the first two pictures – you should try it on with a crinoline and see if that’s more what you pictured in your head! David’s Bridal has a bunch (but your bridal salon can let you try a few in store before you purchase).
Post # 4
Your dress is very similar to mine on bottom. I tried mine on with a peacoat under and it just didn’t do it for me. Your dress does look pretty full already.
Post # 5
Pretty dress. I think it looks good the way you have it, but if you are really looking for poof, like in the first 2 pics, you could always try on with a frilly slip. I had to make an appt at davids and drag my dress in and try on with one. I’m having the same issue with my dress, it looks fine either way, the deciding factor on mine, is, I dont need a hem if I do a mermaid trumpet style slip, so if I wear flats, I’ll go ahead with the slip.
Post # 6
I’m a huge fan of crinolines, I think a lot of dresses look so much more like the model photos and the way the designer inteneded with a crinoline. I think your dress would also look great with some extra oomph under it!
I’m wearing a mermaid style dress and plan on wearing a hoop skirt with it. When trying on dresses I found that I prefered the hoop skirt to a cinonline (with netting) because it is much easier to walk in and much cooler so you might want to try both options on to see what you prefer!
Post # 7
I would definitely add some if you can. I had them put extra tulle in mine and that helped a lot 🙂
Post # 8
I’d go with a hooped skirt…
Post # 9
I’m in the same boat. All the dresses I tried on that I fell in love with had more of a oomph to the skirt. I ended up buying a dress that has more of an A-line to it. I’m having the seams between the bodice and the dress changed a bit to have the skirt flow out a bit more. I’ve also bought a petticoat to give the skirt some, but not much, poof. I love the picture of the first dress you posted! And yours as well, it’s lovely.
Get the petticoat, wear it if you want to, wear it if you don’t. At least you’ll have the option!
Post # 10
I said yes primarily because if that’s what you want, you should do it.
But, I personally think it looks fine.. It may appear ‘flat’ because thats’ not what you wanted, but I think it looks great like that.
Iit may just be the material as well. It sort of looks like in the second and third picture there is a layer of lace or sheer material over the top.. that may be making it appear fuller… but then in your picture it doesn’t really look like there is a layer of anything on top. Just the dress itself…
Post # 11
I love the way your dress is already but if you feel you want more volume then go for it 😀 Its your final decision 😀
Post # 12
i think it looks great as it is. but my advice is if you dont get a crinoline, the dress might fall in between your legs, espically when you walk. i didnt think i needed on till i went to do alterations, glad i did.
Post # 13
Thank for the input everyone! The dress does already have a crinoline under it, but it’s only one or two layers of tulle, so I think I’ll have to schlep the dress to a bridal salon to try on some more voluminous options.