The fact is, without a crinoline, your wedding gown can be droopy or fall in unflattering folds that can often hide the beautiful detail in the front of the gown.
Often the amount of crinoline built into the gown is simply not enough.
If you bought your dress based on the way it looked in a magazine, keep in mind that the bride featured in the magazine is often wearing an additional crinoline to achieve the look it was designed to have.
Not all crinolines are the same or have the same amount of fullness.
You have to pick the one that is right for your dress!
Some of the other benifits a crinoline has is that it may eliminate the need for a hem.
(A crinoline can raise the hem from 1/2 inch to 2 1/2 inches.)
It also keeps the lining and the built in crinoline from getting tangled between your legs when you walk, and will acturally keep you cooler.
If nothing else, at least try one on when you purchase your wedding gown. Then decide for yourself.