Alison.PS Designs

Wedding & Ball Gowns

Hoop Hire / Buy

Although my main business is making and altering gowns, I have found that many of my customers 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.  

I stock a selection of hoops in various sizes to cater for pretty much every dress style in existence. That may be a slight exaggeration, but I am aiming that far.
So if you have your gown and you know what size hoop you will need, please feel free to contact me. Also please let me know if you would prefer to buy the hoop instead of hiring it. I try and keep a few in stock specifically for purchasing only. These will be new and unopened and not from my hire stock.
Hire details can be found at the bottom of this page.
Style 1. The most popular hoop petticoat

Style 1


HIRE $70       Purchase $130

Ideal for A line / Princess line dresses.
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.
Example of how a dress will sit with style 1
Style 2. Fuller figure hoop petticoat
Style 2

HIRE ONLY

Ideal for fuller Princess line or full skirts.
Fits sizes 16 - 28.
Drawstring waistband.
2 metal hoops.
Base circumference 260 cm.

It will hold the shape of the gown to give a comfortable stride when you walk, but without making the gown any fuller.
Example of how a dress will sit with style 2
Style 3. A line  hoop petticoat
Style 3

Hire $70      Purchase $ 130

Ideal for Princess line dresses with a train.
Fits sizes 8 - 14.
Flat tummy panel with no additional waistband.
2 metal hoops, 2 layers of netting.

This petticoat is angled so it must be worn correctly.
It gives a comfortable stride when walking and will open the skirt fullness slightly.
Example of how a dress will sit with style 3
Style 4. Fuller skirt

Style 4

Hire $70         Purchase $130 
Ideal for full skirts.
Available to hire in sizes 8-16, 16-28.
Available to purchase in size 8-16 only. 
Elasticated waist band.
3 metal hoops with 2 layers of netting.
Base circumference 280 cm.

This petticoat is perfect when a little extra fullness is needed. Not suitable for A line dresses.
Example of how a dress will sit with style 4
Style 5. Very full hooped petticoat.
Style 5

HIRE ONLY $80

Ideal for very full gowns only.
Fits sizes 8 - 16.
Elastic waist band.
6 metal hoops. 2 layers of netting.
Base circumference 340 cm.

This is only suitable for very full ball gown style skirts.
It is very strong so will hold the shape of heavy or multi layered dresses with ease.
Example of how a dress will sit with style 5
Style 6. Mermaid petticoat
Style 6

Hire $70       Purchase $130

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. 
Example of how a dress will sit with style 6
Style 7. Fuller princess line hoop. Will hold heavier dresses
Style 7

Hire $70       Purchase $130 

Ideal for Princess line or full dresses.
Fits sizes 8- 18.
Elastic and drawstring waist band.
2 metal hoops and 2 ruffle layers.
Base circumference 280cm.

This petticoat will hold heavier princess line dresses to give a comfortable stride, but without adding too much fullness to the skirt.
Example of how a dress will sit with style 7
Hire Details
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. 
$5 will be withheld from your bond for each day it is late back.
The hoop must be returned with no rips or non-cleanable 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.

If someone else is doing your alterations you may borrow the hoop for FREE for up to 2 fittings, but it must be returned the same day or a fee of $5 per day will be taken from your bond. 
If you need it for more than 2 fittings then $5 will be taken from your bond for each additional fitting. 
When a hoop is borrowed for dress alteration purposes, it is loaned on the understanding that it is not being worn for more than 2 hours whilst the dress is being worked on. 
Equally it MUST NOT be pinned or stitched in any way.
All hire hoops are the property of Alison.PS Designs and must be returned within one week of the return date or the full bond will be withheld.