(Closed) Any thoughts on how to Bustle…..Anyone with a similar dress that has pics!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
1761 posts
Buzzing bee

That looks tricky! A friend of mine had a lot of tiers like that in her train. I don’t have any pictures, unfortunately, but basically for the bustle she took a lower tier and connected it up to a higher tier all along the back so that the dress falls the same length all the way around.

ETA: If you do something like that, make sure the buttons and hooks are a slightly different color from your dress. We couldn’t find all of them on my friend’s dress!

Post # 5
11 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

So I don’t have my dress yet but I tried one like this on Tues. My seamstress was with me since she’ll be doing all the alterations, and she is my mom’s best friend. Well, when I tried the dress on it had 5 tiers in the back as well and she said there was 2 ways she would bustle it. Her first choice, she said it was the best one, would be putting ribbons underneath the dress and having the end attatch to the middle(the 3rd one) and have the middle attatch to the 2nd or 1st depending on where the dress falls on your butt. The other is attatching it on the outside as the above bee said with clasps but it will def be a lot harder to remember where the clasps are on the day and you need a lot more clasps than you would ribbons. Good Luck! Sorry I don’t have pics, but I hope I was able to help all the same!

Post # 8
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine isn’t that simliar but it had tiers.  Mine was bustle with ribbions on the inside.  I think there was 5 in total.  Below is some before and after pictures.



Post # 10
120 posts
Blushing bee

Here’s the back of my dress (stock photo) and the bustle (French). I have to admit, not a huge fan of bustles in general but you gotta do what you gotta do… I didn’t want to chop off my train!

The back of mine has some ruching and pick ups (a little similar to yours). Hope this kind of helps.

Bustled below. I had a total of 7 buttons/hooks. My poor seamstress…



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