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Type of Petticoat for dress 
11th-Nov-2012 02:37 am
Ok I plan on getting a petticoat from Classical Pupets but I'm not sure if I should buy  a A-Linee one or a Bell shaped petti.  I can only get one since it will be a christmas gift from my brother.  What time of dress would I wear these petti's with?  Comments with a pics of the dresses is greatly requested for an example!
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11th-Nov-2012 10:24 am (UTC)
It kind of depends on what substyle you would wear the most. Just going through the big 3: A sweet lolita would have a lot more use for a bell shaped one as the skirts are usually made for a bell-shaped while gothic rarely uses a bell-shaped (some still do but it really depends on the type of look you're going for). Classic use either one but usually the skirts are A-line and call for an A-line petticoat.

This is a picture of a gothic lolita wearing an A-line petticoat: http://www.electricalice.com/_images/styleguide2.png

This is a picture of a sweet lolita wearing a cupcake petticoat: http://www.electricalice.com/_images/styleguide4.png




*Edited a sentence to have it make more sense*

Edited at 2012-11-11 10:25 am (UTC)
11th-Nov-2012 10:45 am (UTC)
Personally I stick to bell shape because it fits all styles. I think that A-line is more specific and less awesome! xD
But really it's more about whether you wwant to wear A-line stuffs or bell shaped!

And sorry, but I don't have any pics, but I wear bell for gothic punk and sweet coords!
11th-Nov-2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
Maybe this will help:
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=61277523
I made it for a blog post that I'm writing. :)
Really, the petti type you buy depends most on the styles you wear. I think that if you wear a lot of classic a-line or sweet/ gothic baby doll style dresses you can always get an a-line, but if you tend to wear more standard sweet or gothic, go for a cupcake petti.

Edit: Ooops! Sorry toffeeish, didn't mean to reply to your post! ><:

Edited at 2012-11-11 02:10 pm (UTC)
11th-Nov-2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yes I do like the bell shaped since looking at the pics posted I realized the most of the dresses I have are the bell shaped. Thank you that link helped me alot!


Edited at 2012-11-11 06:20 pm (UTC)
11th-Nov-2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
usually (and this is about 98% of the time) if the skirt has a gathered waist you use a cupcake style. If it doesn't use an A-line. Figure out what skirt style you mostly wear and stick to that.

As said from the people above classic/gothic usually goes for A-line while sweet goes for cupcake.
11th-Nov-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
I bought both the bell & a-line pettis from Classic Puppets last year and to be honest, I was very disappointed in the a-line one. It flips up at the bottom, much like a square-dancing skirt, and just doesn't work under my a-line dresses at all. If you decide on an a-line one, I'd recommend the ebay seller Victoriangirldress instead, their pettis are better suited for a-line skirts IMO. The Classic Puppets bell-shaped petti, however, has been just great, and I find it very versatile!
11th-Nov-2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
I'm debating about getting an A-line from classical puppets, what one did you get? they have about four different types.
11th-Nov-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
This one: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3.0.93.JpHGti&id=10292903146&

The bottom layer has too much material, which causes it to poof up disproportionately from the rest of the petti. I'm thinking about taking out a layer to see if that'll fix the problem.
11th-Nov-2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
ah thank you so much. That wasn't the one I was looking to get, so I'm happy to know. I agree that taking a layer out would probably fix the problem.
11th-Nov-2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
I love her petticoats but now I can't find her on ebay.
11th-Nov-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
You're right, how weird! Her profile is still up, but there's nothing listed for sale. Maybe they're taking a break?
12th-Nov-2012 07:54 am (UTC)
It is strange she had such pretty A-Line pettis I wanted one and they were priced perfectly, you could get one for $40 with shipping. If only I had the money when I first found her.
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11th-Nov-2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Aren't you supposed to be banned from egl?
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11th-Nov-2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
Because you were banned. ...That's why you can't post.
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11th-Nov-2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I recall you harassing people on their personal journals and trying to shill your mary kay and pantyhose at every turn. I'm sure there is more if I simply google that old handle of yours.
12th-Nov-2012 07:52 am (UTC)
Ummm....I'm a bit confused about who and what your talking about?
12th-Nov-2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about it, hon. Just someone who was banned for her behavior here on EGL.
13th-Nov-2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Lol okay thank you I was worried you were talking about me.
11th-Nov-2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
It might be easier to ask "Which petticoat goes with my dress" rather than "Which dress goes with my petticoat". Do you already have a dress or skirt that you plan to wear with it? Or maybe you have a few dresses in mind? As amytasukada says, if most of your dresses (or the dresses you're considering) have a gathered waist, a cupcake-shape will suit it, whereas a plain waist will probably look better with an a-line.

Edited at 2012-11-11 05:57 pm (UTC)
11th-Nov-2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
I would get the bell petti. I wear bell shaped pettis even with classic, the cut of the dres will shape the petti a bit for you. On the other hand, Ashaped pettis will look rediculous on sweet no matter what.
11th-Nov-2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
depends on the sweet dress, some sweet is A-line. :3
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