Post # 1
Ok, so my dress hasn’t been altered in any way yet and definitely needs to be hemmed. Does anyone think it might need a small hoop?
I don’t want it to be too “poofy”, but sometimes it falls a bit funny, and I feel it makes me look top heavy (particularly in the first photo). These are still photos without appropriate underwear etc. I have since bought shapewear – YAY! I’m learning!
Here are some photos. First is how it falls naturally, second is with someone physically moving it to make it sit that way which is how I would like it to sit. I understand hemming it may help a little to stop it from catching, but it’s been bugging me.
It only has the slightest train too, so not even sure if a hoop would work?
Any help is appreciated x
Post # 2
- 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
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
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
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 # 6
Thanks for the input/ideas, I will have a chat to her and see what we can do. I think if I leave it, I’ll be forever flicking it all day/night.
Thank you! You just made my DAY! Haha, that’s hilarious!
Post # 7
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
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
What did you decide upon for a belt?