(Closed) Need dress help – adding volume to my dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

How about trying just getting a mermaid style petticoat? That would add the volume just at the bottom and give it more of a trumpet style.

Post # 4
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

Adding anything to add volume will definitely shorten it. I’d leave it alone,honestly.


there’s some information under the pictures about adding a crinoline to shorten a dress without hemming. I’d check with a seamstress to see if anything can be done without losing the length.

Post # 5
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

A seamstres will be able to modify the shape to be more of a modified a-line, but don’t expect there to be a seam across the bottom of the bodice like in your inspiration picture.  Just go to a dress shop and try on a few different style petticoats/crinolines until you get the shape you want.

Post # 6
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

Well, you can always take your dress and try it on with different crinolines. That will show you if it will lift it too much or not.

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