Will a crinoline or petticoat ruin the silhouette of this dress? (With pictures!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Will a crinoline or petticoat/hoop ruin the silhouette of this dress?
    Yes : (16 votes)
    73 %
    No : (6 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I personally wouldn’t get a crinoline. The dress really isn’t mermaid shaped, and unless that’s what you want, I wouldn’t do it. The way lace is usually hemmed is that the lace is removed, the fabric is cut, and then the lace is reattached on the shorter fabric. Can you take it to another seamstress for their opinion?

    Post # 3
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    78 posts
    Worker bee

    A close-up picture of the bottom of the lace would help, but from the looks of it it’s an all-over pattern that would have an odd line in it, if it was cut, shortened, and the bottom scallop sewn back on? Unless some major applique work was done. 

    A crinoline poufy enough to shorten the skirt enough would definitely change the look of the dress, but maybe not in a bad way.

    That does look like a hard-to-alter dress to buy if you’re short!

    Post # 5
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    78 posts
    Worker bee

    The only way to bustle it to make the front shorter would be to make folds across the front, which you probably wouldn’t want to do: the length has to go somewhere, whether it’s out with a crinoline or up with a bustle (or, ridiculously, and if the lace was stretchy, to the side and wrapped tightly around to the back)!. There wouldn’t be any such thing as steaming the whole lace pattern smaller, I guess – it wouldn’t be wool!  That’s a tough one!

    Post # 7
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    78 posts
    Worker bee

     

    well that posted oddly

    Post # 8
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    4022 posts
    Honey bee

    I think the only way to know is to try the dresso n with a mermaid petticoat underneath. My guess is tha tit won’t ruin your dress at all and will possibly be a very good solution to the problem but unless you try it on you will never know.

    Post # 10
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    3854 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I think a bit of shape from a hoop or petticoat might look good actually! I don’t know if it would take 2 inches off but it might, and it would hold it away from your feet a bit. Worth a try!

    Post # 11
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    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

    It won’t hurt to try a petticoat! 🙂

    Post # 12
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Your dress shape is the same as mine. Mine was all lace and I am 5′ too. I didn’t wear a petticoat however my tailor put a thin metal wire at the bottom of my skirt. That wire gave a structure to the dress and let me walk comfortably.

    About shoes, I wore really high heels with platform and I was able to dance until 5am whith no pain. This is the shoes that I wore. If you plan to wear high heels like this I recommend you to buy half size big and something that wraps your ankle. 

    https://shop.guess.com/en/catalog/view/shoes/women/view-all/keiry-platform-sandals/gwkeiry3?color=LNALL

    Post # 14
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    1898 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    runrabbit :  Ask your seamstress about a hoop! My seamstress actually removed all of the crinoline and did a hoop instead for better fullness. It made my dress airy at the bottom and let my legs breathe!

    Post # 15
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    runrabbit :  My semstress provided the wire. Good luck! 

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