(Closed) HELP: adding layers to a tulle gown

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Maybe she has a peticoat underneath.  I didn’t realize it but a peticoat can make a big difference!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Kauai

Hi! I just went to check my gown (Allure 9166) and it has three layers. The model photos don’t do it justice…other similar dress is Justin Alexander 8720. We should get our professional photos this week – do you have a couple days to decide? Now I’m curious how much of the detail is captured.

I’m skeptical that adding layers of tulle will make a substantial difference. It would come down to price for me. I’ll let you know how the photos come out. In person, three layers was definitely adequate and I got countless compliments in the detail of my gown.

Thank you for getting a classic ball gown! Beautiful!

PS I wore a petticoat for the ceremony and photos and took it off afterwards. It was so much more comfortable without it, and once we got through the big set of pictures I was glad to get it off. You might prefer this to adding layers if shape is what you’re looking for. In addition, I strongly recommend online shopping for petticoats since the price at the bridal shop is highway robbery. Send me a message if I can help – petticoats online are 1/3 the price even of David’s Bridal.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

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adderl:  

The picture you found the bride is wearing a petticoat underneath to fill out the skirt. The model is probably wearing one as well they use slips in most editorial photos. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

yup she’s def wearing crinoline underneath!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I tried on 2 very similar dresses. One had more tulle under and 1 had more tulle over the satin skirt. In the end i liked the way the 1st dress looked on me better and it overall fit better (no alterations needed except for the hem). Sometimes I worry about it not having enough layers on top (I think it has 2 or 3? I didn’t count) but not enough that I want to pay to have more added… or have someone tear my dress apart to do it. I’m not wearing a crinoline in either of these pictures. I think having more tulle on top makes my hips look bigger… dressimage1

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  amberback.
  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  amberback.
Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Oh I think the look can also change depending on how scrunched up the tulle is on the top layer… as you can see the 2nd dress has more pleating… which can also give a completely different look. 

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