One last dress question – Do I need a small hoop?

posted 3 months ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you add a small hoop under my dress?



  • Post # 2
    1412 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

    I definitely would. You can get mermaid hoops and I would get one, just so it sits perfectly on the day. You could also just get your alterations lady to add tulle underneath the bottom, rather than use a separate hoop. It looks gorgeous on you!

    Post # 3
    3132 posts
    Sugar bee

    I wouldn’t use a hoop, but crinoline. A seamstress can add some underneath or you can get a slip with crinoline at the bottom. A hoop would be a more dramatic look, and it doesn’t sound like that’s what you’re going for.

    Post # 4
    7844 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I agree with having your seamstress add a crinoline to the bottom part of the skirt to keep it the way you want it. 

    Post # 5
    9238 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @winterily:  Beautiful!! I agree with everyone else: more tulle would highlight that gorgeous mermaid bottom and add some balance. Having your seamstress add it would make getting ready easier, so I’d probably go with that if it’s not too expensive. Otherwise, a mermaid crinoline would be fine and you can get for under $30 on Amazon. Either one will work with the train. Also, is it too forward of me to say “I hate to see you go but love to watch you leave”? (eg, nice backview, sis!)

    Post # 7
    10424 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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    l voted yes, but l think a crinoline/ tulle underskirt would be better than a hoop. Don’t be afraid of poof , a poofy skirt makes for a nice balance with a tight mermaid .

    Post # 8
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    FWIW I had a simlar dress and the seamstress wanted me to wear a hoop. I decided against it because I thought the hoop expanded it a little too much. Once it is hemmed properly, you should be kicking it at all and it might sit a lot better. Mine did have more crinoline in it so I would just get that added. I had no trouble walking, dancing, etc all night


    Post # 9
    7844 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

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    @winterily:  What did you decide upon for a belt?

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