Jennifer
Expert October 2019

Mermaid dress with slip

Jennifer, on June 3, 2019 at 11:03 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 8
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Hi all! Brides with mermaid or trumpet dresses, did you/ will you wear a slip to give it shape, if your dress doesn't have built in volume? Do you have pictures? I know some dresses already have layers and layers of tulle to make the silhouette, but there are lots that don't. If you have one of those, what's your plan?

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Latest activity by Sinéad, on July 10, 2019 at 7:13 AM
  • Anna
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    Hi! I purchased the dress without ever trying a slip on under mine. However, I had to go back to get a hem to hollow measurement and we tried it with a slip. It's just adds 1 layer of crinoline at the bottom and I loved the extra pizazz it gave the dress. it wasn't a major difference but it made my dress feel more bridal to me, somehow. Hope that helps. Sorry I don't have pictures of it with the slip... but here's it without:

    Dress without slipMermaid dress with slip 1


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  • Jennifer
    Expert October 2019
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    Your dress is beautiful! I found the right slip in my size on Poshmark, so I went ahead and got it. I think it's going to be a definite improvement.
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
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    So great that you found a slip for your dress!! What is your dress like?

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  • Jennifer
    Expert October 2019
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    I started with this dress from Torrid, and altered it to add beaded lace to the hem, sleeves, and neck. The lace changed the drape of the skirt a lot, and I think the slip is going to help support it. The original dress, off the rack, really wouldn't have needed it.

    Mermaid dress with slip 2

    Mermaid dress with slip 3
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
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    WOW the beading you added is just beautiful!! I love the lace sleeves! Smiley love


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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
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    Hey Jennifer!! have you decided if you will wear a slip under your dress to build volume?

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  • Jennifer
    Expert October 2019
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    It turned out that the lining was cut like a sheath, so it didn't work. Of course, I only learned that after I found a slip on Poshmark. Smiley sad Oh well. The dress is still gorgeous!
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
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    I agree, your dress is still so beautiful!! 😍

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