Post # 1
I was considering wearing a hoop under my dress both to keep it from being too heavy on my legs and to give it a more poofy shape and I was wondering if you could tell me the pros and cons of wearing one. I’ve tried to find pics online of dresses both with and without hoops so I can do a comparaison but I can’t find any so it would be great if you could share!!
Post # 3
We sewed a hoop into my dress (fit & flare), both for extra volume in the skirt, as well as to avoid having to hem the lace.
I originally tried on a mermaid petticoat, and it was hot and the tulle very uncomfortable; despite giving the fullness.
So my mother & I sewed a pocket in the slip layer, and added a hoop.
The hoop makes it so much cooler to wear, and the dress swirls and moves easily AND has the right shape.
Post # 4
i wanna hoop! love the way it looks! it does ,
make it a lil hard to manuver in though
Post # 5
i’ve got a hoop in my dress.. pro’s = nothing is touching your legs which is awesome. shape is lovely and it bounces in a way a dress without it wouldn’t
con’s – a bit difficult to closely slow dance (but not impossible so no worries!) and have fun going through tables with that huge thing.
personally i think it’s worth it
Post # 6
also on the con list:
when you sit down, the skirt will stick out in front of your legs… i had thought about one, then i remembered, “oh yeah, i have to kneel during my ceremony!” and the hoop would have stuck up like a rainbow, showing all my underthings (or the crinoline, at least!)…
as far as how much of an issue this is, it depends on how high up the hoops start… but even if they start below the knee, it still will be a little awkward when sitting (and when dancing, as someone else mentioned)…
but the look is great! 🙂
Post # 7
interesting oyu say that.. i was concerned with sitting down in a hoop skirt but i sat down at the bridal shop and it looked fine. maybe i got a different type of hoop?
Post # 8
@anotheroneofmany: there are some really good tutorials on youtube about how to sit in a hoopskirt. Mine only needed a single hoop at the hemline, making it easier to sit (bonus: I don’t actually sit on my dress, either).
@mrsk2b: what silhouette is your dress?
Post # 9
I just think they look kinda funny when the bride sits…like it kinda goes up…and i even saw one bride who’s boning in her hoop skirt could clearly be seen through her dress. So be sure you try it on in differnt lighting…and sit in it before you decide.
Post # 10
I loved my dress once I had the hoop – just a single hoop, wasnt that big but enough to give my gown more structure. This is two photos of the same sample (different lighting so looks more ivory in second). Without the hoop it was straight down and with the hoop it gave me more curves and was more flattering to my figure (IMO).
Post # 11
wow, that’s exactly the kind of pic I wanted to see, thank you so much!! Your dress is gorgeous!
@Ivorybuttons: my dress is Havana by Maggie Sottero, so it’s a-line. I love the thought of it being a little fuller at the bottom. I just hope it’s not too awkward to move around on the day!!
Thanks ladies!! 🙂
Post # 12
@mrsk2b: Thanks! It’s Maggie’s Madison Marie. I actually find it is easier to walk with the hoop because it keeps all the layers and tulle etc off my legs! It should also be a bit cooler since we are getting married in summer. You can buy a hoop online for $20 off ebay or aliexpress.com from China – that way if you don’t like it it’s not a big loss 🙂 Just make sure you decide before you hem your dress because it may make it slightly shorter as well….
Post # 13
I had a crinoline dilemma a few months before my wedding as originally I said no to a hoop but then realised my dress needed it
Post # 14
@CatyLady: Thanks for posting the before and after pic, it’s exactly what I needed to see. Your dress is beautiful! Definitely want to wear a hoop now!
@jennifer_nz: thanks for the advice!
Post # 15
Thanks to the ladies that posted before and after pics! Love the added “poofiness” that the hoop provides 😀
Post # 16
no itchy tulle on your legs
skirt keeps it’s shape
flexible boning so you can fit through doors, move around, and it’s comfortable
if your dress is too long, more poof can raise the skirt a bit… my hoopskirt raised my skirt bottom enough that i don’t need the length altered at all… saving me alot of money.
if you have 3 or more hoops, you may need to practice sitting