Post # 1
I bought a cheap hoop online and am just trying to get opinions if the dress looks better with or without. If I were to go with it, I definitely need shorter heels. What do you think?
The first two are without, the second two are with the hoop
Post # 2
No hoop. I think it looks odd with it.
Post # 3
Maybe instead of a hoop you can try a slip? It’ll be more comfortable and flow with the dress better.
Post # 6
No hoop. It looks more sleek and sophisticated without it.
Post # 7
I vote no hoop. If you want to fluff it out a little you could get a slip with some poof at the bottom like this: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_a-line-silhouette-slip-alineslip_accessories-slips-and-shapewear
I used something very similar to the above slip and it helped fill out the bottom of my dress a bit so it wasn’t limp. If you see how my dress is below, without the slip it just laid flat against my lower legs. Although I think your’s looks fine without anything.
Post # 8
I vote not to hoop, but to try the slip with tulle. It doesn’t have to make it completely full, but I think it looks great with a little bit of volume. 🙂
Post # 9
No. Looks way more natural without it.
Post # 10
I agree no hoop. It drapes really nicely as is!
Post # 11
I actually really like the hoop. I think it makes your skirt more dramatic and more of a statement. I wore a hoop with my gown (though I had a ballgown, not a mermaid), and it had the added bonus of keeping the dress off my legs so I didn’t get so hot (I got married in October and it was only 70 that day, but the dress was hotter than I thought it’d be).
Post # 12
I know you wont want to make it too tight around your knees but if a dressmaker nipped it in a teeny bit right where it starts to flare I think it would really make it and your amazing figure pop even more. It’s a really fabulous dress on you.
Post # 13
Thanks ladies! Right now I’m leaning towards no hoop, but both of my sisters like it better with. It is adjustable so maybe make it smaller or just have the worlds taken out and wear the tulle.
@uk-bee: yes, I’m definitely getting it taken in around the knees a bit 😍 The dress is actually big on me everywhere because i haven’t had it altered yet… That’s why my arms are so weird, I’m holding the dress in an effort to see what it should look like… Thank you for your kind words!
Post # 14
Hoop it up! I like poof in a wedding dress, regardless of the style. It’s probably going to be the only time you will ever get a chance to wear one too. I feel like it gives it more of a wedding dress look and somehow it makes your waist look smaller & your booty pop!?! I’m not sure how, but it does…and that’s a good thing!
Post # 15
Hmm. I want to say without but I think you should have it fitted before you decide