Post # 1
So I was given the major opportunity to have any dress from FH’s family member who owns a bridal shop. Catch is the shop is out of state. So I chose the La Sposa Laurel gown. I’ve been debating whether I should add a crinoline to the gown to make it fuller since the gown doesn’t really have much fullness to it (I’ve tried it on at another shop where I live). I haven’t placed my order since I have to get measured with the fullnes of the slip,which I still don’t have, because I’m having my dress custom hemmed(hollow to hem). This requires me to be measure as close to exact as possible. Now I’m 5’4″ wearing 2.5 heels. My HtoH is 56.5 without the slip. I was estimating getting a 58 inch HtoH just so that I can have the options of the poll. (Sorry it’s a bit complicated…lol)Any recommendations?
Post # 3
I like the fullness in the photo – so if that’s what it looks like on you, I vote to stay as-is.
Post # 4
I’m curious about this too. How many inches does one layer of crinoline raise up the skirt? I got mine custom ordered at HTH=57″ at 5’3″ + 3″ heels + 1″ of margin in case I want to wear higher shoes. I didn’t think about the crinoline until later. I’m wondering if the extra inch will cover this if I want to get one?
Post # 5
I dont know what I am doing yet, but my dress kind of has a similar bottom. I tried on the dress with crinoline and without, and I couldn’t tell a huge difference (altho my dress is a little more “naturally” poofier than yours). I WILL say it made me super hot even just walking around in the dressing room with that on.
I would suggest trying it on locally with the crinoline to see if it makes a difference to you. If you still can’t decide right now, i would say add an inch to your height, if you would feel comfortable wearing an inch higher shoes if you end up not wanting to wear the crinoline.
Post # 6
Thank you for the votes. See the model pic is a bit fuller than what the actual gown appears to be. I think I’m going to go with getting a crinoline sewn into the bottom of the gown as the best option.
Post # 7
i’m petite (5’1″, 95 lbs) and i got the same dress. for me the train was way too long. i’m getting a permanent bustle meaning they’re lifting and stitching it up. it looks soo much better on me like that.