Austrian bustle for a lace dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

gillykat824: Do you happen to have a picture of the back?  It’s hard to tell what would be good for your dress without really seeing the train.  I don’t think I’d recommend an Austrian bustle, though, because I think it would look limp with your drapey lace fabric.  Austrian bustles look best on satin dresses with long, narrow trains.  Tell me this, is the lace overlay completely separate from the satin underlay?  If so, you could do something like this picture.  It’s a French bustle, but I think it looks nice (not harsh) because the layers are done separately.

Post # 4
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

gillykat824:  That bustle has 14 points.  5 on the bottom, 9 on top.  So it’s a little expensive.  I do think an over bustle would look good as well and would be cheaper.  I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of one on a similar dress.  But I would do the layers separately for that one too.  I don’t think you need to worry about it breaking if it’s done properly.  The crenoline layers don’t matter.  They are short and don’t need to be bustled.

Post # 6
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1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

gillykat824:  I have a lace and tulle a-line dress…I decided to go with the French bustle bc it looked so much more elegant IMO than the english bustle (we took pictures of both and i compared later).  My dress has more layers than yours does…but I think there’s something about the way the lace lays with the french bustle that just looks really elegant 🙂

Post # 8
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10988 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had an Austrian bustle and I absolutely LOVED it. However, my dress wasn’t lace, so I don’t know for certain how it would look with your gown.  I do think it is one of the most beautiful bustles available, though.

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