(Closed) Tulle Gown Question! Please Help!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hm. I Haven’t seen a brand new tulle dress but I would imagine they are very compressed from shipping. The sample tulle dresses are really poofed out because they have been out in the open and steamed/pressed so all the layers stand out. Here is my tulle Reem Acra “L’Aventurra”, this is me in the sample (which I purchased). It is very poofy but I am adding a hoop skirt underneath to poof it out even more!

 

Post # 4
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5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well, I was actually the first person to try on my dress at the store and I felt like it was so poofy.  I even considered taking out a few layers.  But by the time it came in it didn’t feel so poofy anymore probably because I got used to the idea of a poofy dress.  Not sure if that helps.

Post # 5
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1112 posts
Bumble bee

When you try on a ballgown in a bridal shop, it is very full. This is because all the layers underneath have been worn by many people tring it on.

Models in pictures are wearing new gowns. These gown aren’t as poofy because the layers are all matted together.

When I tried on my gown in the store, it looked awesome. When I tried it on with a brand new petticoat, it was so flat! The petticoat has to be steamed and unmatted so that it can be full and fluffy.

Post # 9
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@weddinggirl614:  My bridesmaids are wearing an organza dress in Champagne. It’s really light and pretty. I LOVE Reem Acra, she is my favorite designer. Not very many brides on here have a Reem dress though, so its so nice to see another one!!

Post # 11
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think it will be more like the sample picture, and not as poofy. I bought the sample dress from a salon in San Antonio, so I can’t say how long it will take your dress to come in. I think we are the only two bee’s on here with Reem dresses right now though!

Post # 13
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3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@weddinggirl614:  I was randomly browsing wedding pics on Instagram the other day, and came across your (potential) dress! Don’t know if you’ve seen these already, but maybe they will help. They both look really beautiful.

Re the volume of the tulle, I think the dress looks gorgeous either way…and if you want more or less volume, there’s always a way to achieve that after you get your dress. 🙂

Post # 14
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@peonyinparis:  One thing I will say is that her tulle has a sort of shredded, tail-like effect. At least my dress does and it looks like yours does too. Basically, it doesn’t go straight across the bottom, but mine hangs down in these looped pointy panel things from the waist. They are almost like tulle “tails” that swoop down all asymetrically.

The bridal salon did point out that it makes the dress more difficult to hem, so my plan is to poof that sucker out and wear 3 inch heels to try and avoid a $400 fee for a hem. I start alterations in May so I’ll keep you posted. 

 

Here are some arrows to show you what I mean….

 

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