Prosecco & Petals
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Selecting the right petticoat for your wedding dress will transform your bridal look. This page covers; choosing the right underskirt for your dress, renting vs buying and top tips for getting the right fit.
Already know what style underskirt you want then visit then our page on where to buy wedding underskirts.
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While many wedding dresses will hold their shape unaided, an underskirt will enable the fabric of the dress to fall precisely how the designer created their dresses to sit, which allow real brides to achieve the silhouettes shown in adverts.
A multiple hooped-underskirt will allow a ball-gown to fan out giving that fairytale look elegantly. Petticoats with at least two or more hoops will provide some support and a subtle fan, but four-six hoops will ensure the full sweeping look.
Two hooped underskirts will ensure that your legs are free to move and will prevent the hem of the dress from losing the signature flare. For those picking a slim Aline, a single hoop underskirt is enough to give a gentle flare.
A slim, single hooped skirt can increase the iconic mermaid flare shape and add an extra layer of comfort between the dress fabric. For brides wanting to add additional volume underskirts with a layer of tulle over the hoop achieve this nicely.
A soft, non-hooped slip will ensure that your legs are not visible in sunlight or disco lights in a delicate sheath fabric dress. This will protect your modesty and enable the dress colour to be more vibrant.
Positives of wearing a hooped underskirt
positives of wearing a non-hooped underskirt
Renting an underskirt is best for brides wanting the easiest, stressfree option. While the underskirt will have been worn by someone else, renting will halve the cost and save time searching online.
Buying an underskirt is best if the thought of wearing an undergarment that has been worn by another bride makes you feel uncomfortable. When buying a new wedding underskirt, ensure you keep it in pristine quality so it can be re-sold at a reasonable price.
There is a wide range of bridal and online retailers who sell underskirts. Before merely choosing the cheapest option it is best to shop around. For a complete guide about the best places to buy wedding underskirts and petticoats follow the below link.