(Closed) to hoop or not to hoop (slip question)

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi dear – I was at a dress shop and she was anti-hoop. She said it’s difficult to navigate and when you sit your hoop will flare up and out…

The ventilation would be a nice feature though 🙂

Post # 5
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that it depends on the dress and the type of hoop skirt ( I WANT TO SEE THE DRESS PLEEEEAAAASE )  I wish I had had one, or at least a half one ( just the lower section), but they can be difficult to navigate.  They are alot easier to sit in if you learn how.  I used to play in my moms old one and they are a cinch once you get the hang of it. 

Post # 6
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wore Maggie’s Fiorella and wore it with a small hoop. I absolutely loved it. It actually helped keep the shape of the dress and kept all the dress off my legs. It was like instant air conditioning. I had no problem moving around, but then again, the hoop was quite small. I would recommend trying one on with your dress before you decide. I rented mine from the bridal shop for $20.

Post # 7
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m wearing a hoop with my dress because my wedding is in florida and the hoop will keep my legs cooler instead of being stifled with crinolin all over my legs. 

Post # 8
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a big ball gown and opted to go without a hoop. It was super hot that day, but didn’t find that I was overheating (I wore shorts and a crinoline skirt under my dress). I tried on a hoop skirt with my dress and didn’t like the look of it; it was probably the wrong length/type for my dress though.

Post # 9
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@tksjewelry: I totally agree.  I would need to see your dress in order to say.

Post # 10
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony: Catholic Church, Reception: Hotel Ballroom

I wore a hoop skirt with my gown!  It worked wonderfully, and I have to admit – our wedding day was about 90 degrees and humid and I couldn’t imagine having anything sticking to my legs (crinoline, a slip, etc.).  The hoopskirt really did make things cooler for me.  Also, while it can be a bit cumbersome to fit through tight spaces in a hoopskirt, I didn’t find it to be a problem at all.  Same thing for sitting – I didn’t have a problem, my dress didn’t pop up in a weird place, etc.  If your dress can accomodate it and you like the look of it, go for it! 🙂

Post # 11
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

For you ladies who rocked the hoops, how many hoops do you recommend? I am hoping for a full ballgown look, this is my dress on the model:

And here is a pic from google images with fullness that I love:

Post # 13
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i never tried my dress with a  hoop, althought i know some people wear it with one.  what can i tell you is that i believe the ventilation thing because i tried on a dress at davids bridal once that had a built in hoop and i was amazed at how cool and “free” i felt in it!

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