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Petticoats - Dear Celine or Classical Puppets? 
16th-Mar-2011 02:19 pm

I'm a newbie lolita so I don't have a petticoat yet and I'm hoping to buy my first one. I want to get a really nice one with good poof.
I heard that Classical Puppets had good ones at first, but looking up more about them on this community I've found lots of bad reviews too and people recommending to buy one from Dear Celine instead.

So I'm considering buying a Dear Celine one instead now but I'd like to hear more experiences with either businesses and their petticoats.
Help, anyone? I'm interested in hearing more about quality, service and the poof of the petticoats.

Also, I want to buy it from Clobba and I want to get a white one. It says white is "on reservation", what does this mean? 
Sorry if this is a stupid question, I don't really understand it.
( The top Dear Celine one here )
16th-Mar-2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
I have a Dear Celine petticoat and you CANNOT. KILL. THE DAMN. THING.

I wear it pretty often, at least once a week, and it hold up pretty well. It has a decent amount of floof and I really can't complain about anything :D I'm not sure if it's the same one, but I think that in general I can fully advise you to take a Dear Celine one. I think Classical Puppets is also good, but if I remember correctly, they had some problems recently with their petti's :/ Not sure though ^^" If there's anything in particular you would like to know, feel free to ask, haha XD

(Btw, maybe "on reservation" means that they don't have it in stock, but can make it? Just a guess, I'm not sure at all XD)
16th-Mar-2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much, I'm glad to hear that! That's pretty much exactly what I wanted to hear. (About the Dear Celine pettis holding up, that is)
I think that's made my mind up to buy a Dear Celine one, thank you!
Plus I hear from other people that they are good and I'd rather not take my chances with Classical Puppets.

Hmm, that would make sense. I'll have to see what Clobba say about it.
16th-Mar-2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Good to know, xD I was just about to try and decide which petticoat I should buy.
16th-Mar-2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
I have a Classical Puppets petticoat myself and it's a serious poof monster XD I can't wear it under any dresses except my heaviest ones since it poofs out of control under the lighter one. I haven't had any trouble with that petti and it keeps its poof even if it's stuffed into my closet over longer periods of time... But I've heard better things of Dear Celine in general. *nods* I don't have any experience with them, but concidering the reviews, you should probably go for Dear Celine.
16th-Mar-2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
Okay, thanks for this! Out of interest, when did you buy your Classical Puppets petti? Since the bad reviews seem to be recent ones and as crown_lullaby said, it does seem like they are having problems with their petticoats lately or something.
But I've decided I'll be going for Dear Celine. ^^
16th-Mar-2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
I bought it last autumn through Qutieland. =) It's listed on the site you linked to. The bellshaped one with lace along the edges.

Good you decided though ^^ I'm thinking of perhaps buying the one you mentioned in black. It looks so soft and comfortable and I need a new black one! XD
16th-Mar-2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
I have a Dear Celine petti so can also vouch for its awesomness <3 I store mine squshed up in a little bag to save space and it always comes out and puffs right back up
16th-Mar-2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm very glad to hear this, I'll definitely be going for the Dear Celine one now.
16th-Mar-2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
So glad you posted this question. I am probably going to buy one or pettis keep dying, so that first comment saying you can't kill the thing is EXACTLY what I wanted to hear!
16th-Mar-2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that I was able to help someone else by posting this!
That's what I wanted to hear too! :D
16th-Mar-2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
I've heard only good things about Dear Celine regarding their construction and quality. :) And I've heard that their pettis give monster poof.
16th-Mar-2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
That's good! Thank you!
I'm feeling really confident about buying a petti from Dear Celine now and I really wanted something that would provide lots of poof so I'm glad about that. :D
16th-Mar-2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
I have one of each (DC Marshmellow petti and CP Daily petti) and I love both. I wear the DC one under heavier fabrics and the CP one under lighter fabrics. The DC is a bit stiffer because it combines stiff netting with organza while the CP is all organza. For tons of poof, I think you'd be happy with the DC.
16th-Mar-2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I really wanted to hear from someone who has both so this was really helpful.
I'll be getting the Dear Celine one :D
16th-Mar-2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Hi! It kinda looks like you're buying the DC petti, but you might like to hear another mini-review-ish-thing ;^^ .
I received my first petti yesterday, it's from anna house and I would really recommend it because it soo poofi. Butt.. I don't know how long it lasts because well.. I just got it a single day. Also, its sooo unexpensive you won't believe but it seems to be pretty high quality. and you don't need a shoppingservice.
16th-Mar-2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Ooh, really? Hmm.. I'll have to look into those.
But since I wanted to buy some socks with Clobba I think it'd be more convenient for me just to buy the Dear Celine one from there and since I hear such positive things about them, I think I'll still go with that one.
Thanks though, it's good hearing about other pettis too!
16th-Mar-2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
My Anna House petti has died some already and I haven't used it too many times. I use it for casual effect now (and I'd say not that bad in it), but if you want full poof, I wouldn't go for it.
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16th-Mar-2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it was I who murdered it then. Hopefully it will get better once I get proper kind of skirt hanger. Poor petti. I did my best to hang it on my closet door for now.
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16th-Mar-2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
I had already lost hope and have another petti, so I won't be too disappointed if nothing happens. Casual poof has time and place too. (Like earlier today on my first lolita-ish go in university.)
Will be happy surprise if I get the Anna House one working too though :)
16th-Mar-2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
These comments are just what I wanted to hear! I was tempted by how cute and fluffy they are, and to hear that they hardly ever deflate?

*happy floating of joy*
16th-Mar-2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Me too! I'm really confident about buying one now, I can't wait! :D
16th-Mar-2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
My Classical Puppets Petti is also a monster nothing can kill xD
I even tried machine wash (hope thats right in english) it, and it worked wonderfull, the poof is still like at the very first day.
16th-Mar-2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
Really? Thanks for giving some insight on Classical Puppets pettis!
But I've decided that I'd rather not take my chances with them as reviews seem to be rather mixed and Dear Celine seem to be completely positive so I'll be going with them.
16th-Mar-2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, it seems they have delivery and customer support issues, I got mine through Qutieland without any problems.
16th-Mar-2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Please stay away from classical Puppets. They are having serious order backlogs. You may wait up to three months and your petti could arrive damp and smelling of mildew. A girl ordered two in GO I ran and it was a terrible experience.
16th-Mar-2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's terrible. I'll definitely be staying away from them, thanks for letting me know!
16th-Mar-2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
I just got a petti from Classical Puppets last week. I had to wait about a week for them to make it, but I had no problems such as mildew or any bad smell coming from it. I don't find it TOO poofy and I am very happy with it.
I bought it through taobaonow
16th-Mar-2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, such mixed reviews for Classical Puppets.
Thanks for sharing your experience with them!
16th-Mar-2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
I recommend dear celine. I have a petticoat from them and you really can't kill it. I wear it even to concerts and store it in a small plastic bag and it has the same poof as if it's new.
16th-Mar-2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad to hear that, I'll definitely be buying a Dear Celine one now.
16th-Mar-2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
I also bought a classical puppets petticoat (the a-shape one) a few weeks ago, and it took them around a week to make it custom size and send it to my shipping service.
And the petticoat I received is really great (it´s my third now), the construction looks very good and the poof is wonderful.
A friend of mine has one from Dear Celine and that one isn´t near as fluffy as mine.^^
16th-Mar-2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, reviews are so mixed!

I've already decided on Dear Celine now, since Classical Puppets reviews seem to vary and Dear Celine ones seem to be completely positive so I think that they are the safer choice.

But thanks for the comparison, I was hoping someone would be able to make a comparison!
16th-Mar-2011 08:48 pm (UTC)

I say this with all positivity. I swear the thing can hold up fifteen layers of velvet. Okay, not really, but it stays poofy even after sitting for 4 hours, I swear it's crazy. Or magic. Must be magic. I definitely recommend it, but only if you like massive amounts of sheer glory.

Clobbaonline says it's in stock? So I'm a little confused :'D But I got mine from there too, and I 100% recommend that as well c:
16th-Mar-2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, ahaha. I'm definitely confident about buying one now!

Oh! That's strange, it was marked as 'on reservation' earlier but it seems to have changed to in stock now, that's good! Thanks for pointing that out! :D
17th-Mar-2011 12:45 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this! I'm in the market for a new petti (my old one's pretty much dead ;_;) and I'd heard good things about both pettis, but I'm definitely going with Dear Celine now.

Also, you can order from Dear Celine directly on Taobao. (Well, directly through a shopping service, which is basically what Clobbao is) and it would probably be cheaper.
17th-Mar-2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
No problem, I'm glad if it could help you too! :D

Really? I didn't know that!
But since I want to order some socks with Clobba too plus I just think it'll be easier to deal with them rather than a site I don't really understand and I've heard good things about their contact and service, I think it might just be easier to use them even if it might cost a bit extra.
17th-Mar-2011 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh... now I'm worried, since I've ordered from CP
Last time someone asked it seemed to be everyone's favorite
But now I kinda wish I had orderen from DC *haha*
I hope it won't be smelly, I can already say it's not delayed.
17th-Mar-2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
I hope it turns out well for you!
The reviews aren't all bad, they're pretty mixed so hopefully you'll get one of the nicer ones from them!
17th-Mar-2011 06:13 am (UTC)
I ordered a CP petti through shopping service around a month ago and it's not here yet. #_# Would anyone tell me if this is normal? I am getting a bit worried since it's my first petticoat.
17th-Mar-2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
It says on Clobba that it takes 1-3 weeks for Classical Puppets to make it. Since I'm assuming you live in another country too, keep shipping times in mind.
I hope all goes well for you though! Reviews seem to be mixed, so hopefully you'll get one of the good ones.

Sometimes things just take a long time to arrive from other countries so you just have to be patient and hope for the best. I ordered some shoes from Japan about two months ago and they only just arrived today though sometimes I've ordered from Japan in the past and things have only taken about a week to arrive.
17th-Mar-2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
it really depends on the look I've found I have a petticoat taht is more a-line in shape and I have a cupcake petti from dear celine that will not die no matter what i do to it. If you plan on doing a lot of sweet or gathered skirt types I would definitely recomend a Dear Celine petti because it does its job very well
17th-Mar-2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
I'll be going for a sweet look so I think Dear Celine is a good option for me.
17th-Mar-2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
yes yes it is I use it whenever I have a gathered skirt or want extra poof and it works amazingly. I have to store it in a ball at the top of my closet for space reasons and still after i take it out and shake it, it pops back to life. I'm pretty sure this petti will out live me haha
22nd-Mar-2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
I have the Dear Celine one and my god is it beautiful. it's so pufffffy! I get scared it will go flat but I had it super compacted in a bag when I was travelling and it didnt do a thing!
it's really nice and soft and has a lining between your legs and the rest so it doesn't scratch or ability to talk about clothing is terrible! but what im getting at is that I love it :)

23rd-Mar-2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
I'm hearing that from a lot of people which is really good to hear!
Thanks very much for this, I fully inderstand what you're getting at so don't worry about it!

I'm looking forward to recieving mine!
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