Post # 1
I NEED HELP. I bought my dress online, so I can’t go try it on with a crinoline/hoop skirt underneath. I know I need something, but am actually a little daunted by how much is available there. I’ve included 2 pictures. It does have a chapel length train, and these pictures were taken when the dress came straight out of the box, so it’s all wrinkled.
What are your thoughts?
And the hoop skirts I’ve been looking at
or this one
What are your thoughts / expriences?
Every opnion helps. I’m also a very simple person who doesn’t do “poof” I just want something to make it easier to walk in and to make the dress look it’s best.
Post # 3
DEFINITELY the first one!
The second one is made for a dress with an ENORMOUS train (it’s the hape of hoop I had, and my train was about 10ft long)
And when you bustle the train, you’d have to bustle the hoop, too, which is a pretty serious PITA.
Post # 4
Thanks, never thought of having to bustle the skirt too (i probably would have taken it off…)
Post # 5
@jjackson1982: I’m not sure about all David’s Bridal or if you have one around you but I would call and see if you can bring your dress in to try on with their crinoline/hoop.
I know the one near me lets you bring your dress in to try on with belts, shoes any other item you might buy there.
Post # 6
What is your dress made of? The fabric looks quite thin and lightweight, I’d be worried that a hoop from the hoop skirt would actually show through. If the dress doesn’t weigh much on its own, you could try a hoopless petticoat, which is basically just layers of tulle to give some shape and fullness.
Post # 7
The tag says 100% silk, it is very light, but not overly thin. I worry about the scratchyness of pettycoats though
Post # 8
There is a David’s by my place, I will give them a call.
Post # 9
@jjackson1982: I think most petticoats include a layer of soft fabric where it touches your legs so the tulle doesn’t scratch you. If you don’t manage to find anything in a bridal shop near you, try looking on ebay.
I’m a little jealous your dress is made of silk, it feels so good against your skin, doesn’t it? 🙂