Alison PS Gowns
Wedding. Ball. Cocktail + Alteration Service
Hoop Hire / Buy
Although my main business is the sale and alteration of gowns, I have found that many of my customers with fuller gowns have come to me with inferior hoops. The biggest problem seems to be the strength of the boning used. Many of the cheaper hoops are collapsing under the weight of the dress. This is just not acceptable to me. Also I have found that some of the hoops have bulky waistlines that actually show through the dress like a spare tyre.....equally not good in my books.
Styles of gowns have changed a lot in recent years, they are becoming slimmer fitted and softer, meaning the need for a hooped petticoat is no longer relevant. Therefore I have streamlined my stock down to two key styles.....Style 1 Aline and Style 6 Mermaid.
Style 1 & 6 is available for hire and purchase.
Petticoats for purchase are new and unopened and not from my hire stock.
Ideal for all fuller gown styles.
Fits sizes 6 - 16
Elastic waist band with flat tummy panel.
2 metal hoops and 1 fabric ruffle.
Base circumference - 200 cm
It will hold the shape of the gown to give a comfortable stride when you walk, but without making the gown any fuller.
Ideal for mermaid / fishtail gowns.
Fits sizes 6-14.
Full tummy and leg stretch.
1 metal hoop with netting.
Base circumference 230 cm.
This petticoat is designed to only add fullness to the lower section of the skirt.
All sizes are hired with a refundable $50 bond.
Hire dates are for one week and run from collection on a Thursday, and must be returned the following Wednesday.
$10 will be withheld from your bond for each day it is late back.
The hoop must be returned with no rips or stains or a percentage of the bond will be withheld.
If everything is in order your bond will be given back to you the day you return it.
All hire hoops are the property of Alison PS Gowns and must be returned within one week of the return date or the full bond will be withheld.
Hoops must be returned in person to Alison PS Gowns.