Post # 1
I found my dress and I’m thrilled!! It was a sample and way,WAY underbudget. Like 1/8 of what I was prepared to spend! The only issue is that I think the dress needs more poof. Before I found this, I almost purchased a ball gown. However I felt like the dress was eating me, and made my waist look thick.
I love the look of the dress, but I think it would be well served by more poof. How big do you think I could go without ruining the lay of the dress? I am already wearing a small tulle crinoline in these pictures, but I’d like to up the volume a bit more.
Also before and afters of crinolines would be helpful!!
Post # 2
Oooh so pretty! Obviously just a bigger crinoline or hoop will give it more poof…?
Post # 3
nonablu : I didn’t even realize crinolines were still a thing? Aren’t there different types? I tried to do some research and was overwhelmed. I definitely want to avoid hoops.
Post # 4
there are some with small hoops and some that use a lot of tulle. I love the dress on you though maybe not the bow to be honest. I find it cheapens the dress. Maybe it is the bow it has that prom pretied bow look? Sorry I am not trying to be mean; but you are the one wearing it.
Post # 5
pussinboots07 : I mean they come in different sizes and shapes. More layers for more poof, different shapes for mermaid vs a-line or whatever… if you’re wearing a small tulle crinoline in the pictures then get one a bit bigger than that.
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Post # 7
Gorgeous! I think you can definitely get away with a fluffier crinoline. (Also, you can frequently find David’s Bridal crinolines for 1/2 price on ebay, if you’re willing to accept one that has been worn once.)
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE
OMG that dress is fricking STUNNING on you! I bought a blush dress too, once I had it on me I just knew! It does wonders for your figure too 🙂
As to more fluff, they make slips that have structure underneath to poof the dress out, like PP mentioned. That could cut your alterations costs too since you might not have to have any fabric removed from the bottom of the dress. Just make sure the amount of poof you choose + the height of your shoes doesn’t make it too short 🙂
Post # 9
I love that color! Can you take your dress with you to a bridal salon and ty a few different kinds of crinoline? I’m not sure if a ballgown slip would make it too poofy but it may make it to where you won’t even need your dress hemmed. You could try different A line slips and see which ones give you the desired amount of poof also. If you are looking for something more permanent, a good seamstress could also sew in some extra tulle so you wouldn’t have to worry about any slips the day of. It’s very pretty as is though!
Post # 10
I love it and you look wonderful in it just as it is . But yes you can easily poofenise it with tulle petticoats or a hoop .
Just a thought and I know you didn’t ask , but are you happy with that waist bow? I think it would look better with a plain sash or best of all, no sash at all . Just my (unasked-for I know ) opinion.
Post # 11
Ah, I know this dress well. I very nearly bought it for my own wedding!
For the bees mentioning the bow, it’s part of the dress! It could definitely be removed but it’s likely to have a seam that would need to be covered by something else.
As for the poof, is there a specific reason that you want to avoid hoops? I now work in a wedding dress shop and we literally don’t have plain crinolines. With that dress I’d likely try a single hoop with net (crinoline) so the hoop would hold the shape of the dress and the extra net would disguise any line from the hoop itself, although I think this dress had a little of it’s own crinoline to help with that anyway 🙂
Post # 12
Something like this. Single hoop with 3 layers of net.
Post # 13
I think you could certainly get more foof from that dress. There’s plenty of skirt.
Its a gorgeous dress! Well chosen! (I agree a plain sash would be “enough”- there’s so much detail to look at in skirt- but you didn’t ask me.) I can envision it with more puff, too. I’m sure you know that you should wait to have the tailor look at it until you’ve settled on a skirt dimension as the width you choose will change your hem line.
Who made this dress? I love how the color contrast really makes that pretty lace stand out.
Post # 14
Wait a sec!
Are you the bee who had an aunt negatively comment on the way you look in your dress?
Your body is ROCKING!
Post # 15
pussinboots07 : Is there a reason you dont want a hoop?? I had a hoop in mine and it made my dress amazingly poofy but without the bulk of crinoline. Plus they are adjustable to whatever size you want!