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Petticoats: Chiffon vs. Tulle vs. Organza 
30th-Jan-2013 02:25 pm
Hi guys, I need help deciding on a new petticoat. Im really sick of tulle because they deflate and I end up stacking petticoats just to get the right amount of fluff. Ive read that both chiffon and organza stay fluffed really well. Does anyone have any experience with either type of petti? If so where can I buy a decent one that isn't outrageous in price.
30th-Jan-2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
I have a chiffon one that has kept its poof for about three years now :) not sure where you can buy them though....
Also, I have a cotton broadcloth one that is tremendously poofy, and is brilliant :) had it the same amount of time, alsono less poof. I'd expect it to be the cheaper option ;)
30th-Jan-2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
I have the organza bell petti from classical puppets. Had it since November and I'd say its holding up well. Not sure what the best way to wash it is I always make sure I'm wearing boxers and one of my "trash" pettis underneath it.
30th-Jan-2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Best way to wash is to hand wash in cold water, shake off excess, then line dry. That said, when I lived in a super-crowded apartment where line-drying was impossible, I've tossed my classical puppets petti into the wash machine (in a washing bag) on the delicate setting with cold water, then tossed in the dryer for a short amount of time. It still looks as good as the day I bought it.
30th-Jan-2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
I have classical puppets too very nice petticoats. I got mine from chobbaonline.
30th-Jan-2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
I have two chiffon petticoats, and I adore them. =3 Since they're kept puffy from the sheer volume of fabric, I don't think they'll ever really fully deflate.
30th-Jan-2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
So I did some searching on ebay and I found these

Theyre a good price and free shipping, I think Im gonna go with it.
30th-Jan-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
wow thanks for the link, that's a great deal for a Malco Modes petti.
30th-Jan-2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
I have a Malco Modes 582 of chiffon and a Classical Puppets daily A-line of organza. For floof: I think either will be ok, but chiffon will last a bit longer. For comfort: I would go with chiffon. When I wear the Malco Modes petti, it feels so silky and not at all itchy.
30th-Jan-2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I kind of really love your Malco Modes one. Super fluffly, super soft. <3
30th-Jan-2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
Hand wash in cold water, line dry. Shake it out while it's drying once, and once it's dry and you are good to go. Darker colors might bleed.
30th-Jan-2013 11:23 pm (UTC)
I have an AP underskirt/petti in chiffon, (small cupcake) a Malco Modes 580 (small A-line) and several indie brand organza petticoats. While the chiffon ones hold their shape better by far, the ratio of material-to-poof is rather poor with chiffon. My malco modes is pretty much a solid pyramid of chiffon and the AP one with only one layer of chiffon has an unfortunate drop-off effect if paired with anything heavier than AP's summer weight skirts. Organza petticoats seem to be poofier, but they rustle so much though.
31st-Jan-2013 05:00 am (UTC)
I have 3 Classical Puppets pettis and 2 victoriangirldress ones. The Classical Puppets ones are poofier, definitely, but victoriangirldress is great for the budget as long as you want an A-line petti!
31st-Jan-2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
I have both a chiffon and a organza petticoat.

My chiffon one is a bit heavier- so if you need an a-line or are in a colder climate, chiffon is the way to go! My organza one is super light and gives me really big poof but tends to get a bit smooshed under really heavy dresses (like velvet.) so I try to use it only for summery dresses or ontop of the chiffon if I need ultimate maximum poof.

the best thing about both of these fabrics is if they start to get deflated, I just throw them in the wash (not even on delicate!) and they poof back like the day I bought them!

I can't really vouch for any companies besides malco modes. Both of my pettis are older Malco (like maybe from the 80's or 90's) so I'm not even sure if the new ones are the same quality...
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