(Closed) Can I see your ballroom bustle?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ummmm.. I dont think thats a ballroom bustle…..not sure what its called but I think people have been calling it the “Nacho” bustle after Mrs Nacho had it done….The bustle she did was just a complete under bustle and is hooked all the way around from the inside…..

I didn’t have a ballroom bustle done but I did “borrow” pictures from another bride’s bustle from a site (n I can’t remember where) for inspiration when I was deciding on bustles….

Congrats and hope that helps….oh and as I can see WE are date twins….

The first 3 pictures are of the ballroom bustle and the 4th picture is an over bustle (aka american bustle) n it was I think a 4 point over bustle.


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Post # 7
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

D’oh Miss BoPeep beat me to it! lol

Post # 8
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here’s the the post of Mrs Nahco’s Bustle


Hi everyone! I’ve had lots of inquiries about my bustle so I decided to include as much info as I have about it here for you.

Here’s what I know:

My seamstress at David’s Bridal called it a ‘ballroom bustle’ but I now know that’s not the proper term for the style. One site I found refers to mine as the ‘train flip’, found here (it’s the last one on the page), although I did a Google search on ‘train flip bustle’ and nothing came up…I’m guessing that’s just her term. Anywho, whatever you want to call it, I made a Photoshop mock-up of how David’s did it…

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(picture the dress as see-through, and everything shown here is on the underside of the skirt)

The red circles are buttons, and the black curvies on the end of the train are fabric hooks, all sewn to the underside. So basically, the buttons come up right under my butt and the hooks are along the edge of the train, face down, touching the floor.

To bustle (again, this is all on the underside of the skirt so you don’t actually see any of this when the dress is on):

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The easiest way is to start on one SIDE of the train, find the first hook, and loop it over the first button, then work your way up and around the skirt until you get to the last hook and button on other side. Basically, my friend ended up under my skirt in a very compromising position at one point, ) It took 11 hooks & buttons to get my skirt up and the bottom to lay flat.

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A few things to note:

My dress was asymmetrical. So, if your seamstress tells you it can’t be done because your dress is asymmetrical, either I’m the exception or he/she is wrong. All it takes is a little tweaking of where the buttons should be attached. I’m certainly no seamstress but I honestly can’t think of any kind of train that this wouldn’t work on, unless of course it’s so long that pulling it up to your butt wouldn’t actually get it off the floor. Even then though, I imagine you could attach the hooks higher up the train so it folds over itself.

And here’s every picture I have that shows off the bustle (if even just a little bit):

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I really hope this helps! And if anyone knows the proper term for this bustle style, I’d love to know!!

Post # 9
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For the sake of others, I’ll post my ballroom, even though you have what you need 🙂

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Post # 10
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@KLP2010: I am beyond in love with your dress.

Post # 11
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MissBoPeep: 🙂 Thank you. 

Post # 12
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@KLP2010: I know this is a post from forever and a day ago, but the train of your dress is very similar to mine and your bustle is perfect for what I want! And it happens to be a gorgeous dress. 

Post # 13
4099 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am bumping this thread, for bustle’s sake!

Post # 14
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012



I remember seeing this post when I was looking into dresses before my wedding, it really helped me! Thought I’d share my pics.


Before bustle:


Bustle from side:


Bustle from back:




Being a bustle hater, I was super excited about my ballgown bustle – or “Non-Bustle-Bustle” as I called it.

Post # 15
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

bumping…anyone else have pictures they want to share of a ball room bustle?

Post # 16
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ooh! I have my first fitting at the end of June and I’m planning on a ballroom bustle. I’ll post then!

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