(Closed) Poof out a mermaid?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I cant help you out here as i am a davids bridal girl… but those dresses are beautiful

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hey meliss!  i had to check out this elusive “dream dress” that you mentioned on the other thread. πŸ™‚

Yes, you can pouf out a mermaid.  I did this with my Watters Dress.  I had the seamstress add extra crinoline to the inside of the skirt.  It poufed out the dress a lot.  I was going to take it a step further and pouf it out even more by wearing an additional crinoline under the dress.  I bought it from David’s Bridal (this was the only place that I could find in oc that sells them in the store).  I didn’t end up wearing it because I changed my mind at the last second.  It can be done!!!! πŸ™‚

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@meliss no biggie at all!!!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The whole trick to getting the look you want is where the pouf starts.  Most mermaids start at the lower hip or below.  If you can get the pouf to start higher on your hip you are going to get a fuller skirt.  If you have room to play with in the length, this can be done easily. 

On a mermaid dress the skirt isn’t the longest part of the dress, the bodice is.  To get a full skirt you need it to start higher so you lift the dress (imagine pulling the top of the dress higher towards your neck.  Get it to where you want the pouf to start and then you can adjust the fit.  If the bust area is too high on you, you can have the seamstress take some out to make it lower.

Does that make sense?  I’ll try to post some pics later to demonstrate.  It feels really hard to explain.

 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My dress is a lace slim A-line so it looks more mermaid and I tried a mermaid crinoline with it, it tightens up your hips and tummy and poofs out the bottom. It didn’t look right with my dress, but definitely try it out. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The problem with slip on mermaid crinolines is that most mermaid dresses are pretty form fitting and they will show underneath in lumps and bumps. My alterations lady sewed a crinoline in, and lined it with silk so it wouldn’t rub my legs raw.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow those two dresses don’t even look them same, no wonder it was haunting you!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

My seamstress built a crinolineinto my dress to give it more pouf πŸ™‚ It’s a great lightweight, slim and cheap option!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@meliss – nope, they don’t show! They sew it in just to the bottom of the dress, so it doesn’t come up to your abdomen or on your legs. But if you get one sewn in, just make sure they put some kind of lining between the crinoline and your legs, or it will rub your legs raw. I’ll try to find a pic of mine…

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