Post # 1
I’ve seen several threads popping up about bustles tonight which is great because that’s been eating away at me! Haha I have serious anxiety about bustling my dress!!! What I loved most about my dress is how sleek and simply the skirt lays. It is a lot of tulle and I can’t imagine how I’m going to bustle it! I don’t want to add anything that will be visible and also am afraid of destroying my dress. For some reason the idea of handing my dress over completely freaks me out!
Anyone have suggestions on a good way to bustle a tulle ballgown? Did you have any anxiety about alterations??
PS – Here is my dress thread if you’re wondering what I’m talking about
Post # 3
@Shantly07: I’ve just taken a look at your dress, it’s gorgeous and nice to see something different. I bustled mine and like you it was something I was worried about. I don’t know how a tulle skirt would be bustled, you may find some tips on this thread
Bustle for tulle dress?
Post # 4
I agree, I love the way your dress lays. It’s not poofy like most tulle dresses are. I really think you’ll need an over bustle with several points (like the last picture on that thread from CatyLady). It’ll be visible, but not too much. The buttons that go along the waistline would blend in with your beaded top and could be covered by the sash as well. The completely invisible bustle where the train is basically inverted, I don’t think would work well for a tulle gown. Although I’ve never tried it, so you could always ask!
Post # 5
@CatyLady I’m glad I’m not the only worrier haha Thanks for the link, I have looked over A LOT but haven’t seen much that would work for my dress so this is great!
@idoalterations I was thinking the same about incorporating it into the waistline. You’re absolutely right about that last bustle! It lays a lot more like mine, which I haven’t seen many of (I love a lot of the bustles I see but they wouldn’t work for my dress)
Despite my fears I think I just need to schedule an alteration appt. and see what they have to say…eeeeek!