Post # 1
Hello – I’m a Wedding Bee virgin – my first post! I went for another fitting on my Oleg Cassini CT229 dress and my seamstress is debating various bustles. I want one that is low in the back so it doesn’t wreck the fitted mermaid silhouette of the dress. Does anyone have any pictures or ideas for such? I’m leaning towards the french/under bustle type but because my dress is two layers (lace overlay) it’s giving my seamstress headaches. Any suggestions or pictures or instructions would be WONDERFUL! Thanks so much- Cheers.
Post # 3
I’m partial to the one on the left…. plus you already mentioned you would prefer if it was under:
Post # 4
I like the one on the right
Post # 5
Here’s a picture of mine–I also have a lace overlay. It’s an underbustle (they called it "Victorian").
Post # 6
@Chela429-great pics… I love the way the one on the left looks… so elegant
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace
I really love the underbustle
Post # 8
I got the same dress! I love it!
My wedding is next July, and I haven’t even gone to discuss bustles. I’m curious which one you chose. I didn’t realize there were so many options!
Post # 9
I love the french bustle.
Post # 10
my dress looks pretty similar to the one mimi55 posted above. my seamstress did a 3-pickup bustle. except the pickups are just below my knees so they don’t really take away from the mermaid shape at all and I can sit down on a chair without sitting on the bustle. What I liked about my bustle too was that first the satin underneath layer was picked up once, and then the lace layer is separated from the satin and picked up 3x. I love how it looks when it is all bustled.
Post # 11
here is my bustle
Post # 12
oh I just looked up your dress! It’s the one I almost bought. It’s practically the same as my maggie sottero “phillippa”.
I highly recommend having your seamstress do one bustle for the satin underneath and separate the lace from the satin and do separate bustles for the lace!