(Closed) To crinoline or not to crinoline

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
Member
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll say, even though I can’t see the dress, that a petticoat or crinoline helps a skirt stay full and not droop while you’re wearing it – it just gives the skirt movement and substance. I’ll be wearing one, under my knee-length, a-line skirt!

Post # 6
Member
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Depends. If your skirt starts at or above the waist, you can get one that’s just a petticoat that you wear as a skirt underneath. I think if you have a mermaid or a fit-and-flare, you’ll want it sewn in so it doesn’t shift out of place.

Post # 8
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Saw your photos, I think a crinoline would look nice but something with a dropped waist (mermaid crinoline). I had a drop waist ball gown and even with the built in crinoline I still wanted a little more oomph.

Without:

With the additional crinoline:

Post # 10
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@LanaC: 

Thank you. As you can see the difference isn’t huge but it does give the dress a bit more life and ooph. I really like how it turned out and I think it would look lovely with your dress as well.

You can get them on Ebay for about $35-45.00, a lot cheaper than buying from a boutique (which I did…dumb!).

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