(Closed) Can you bustle a tulle skirt????

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

My cousin had a big Full ball gown made of tulle and she had a bustle. I dont know how though…not a seamstress 🙂 

Post # 4
527 posts
Busy bee

Oooh, pretty dress!

The only problem with trying to bustle tulle is that it won’t lay nicely like the other fabrics.  If you do bustle it, do an American style.

Post # 6
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had an organza style dress and I had two bustles, one under, one over.  

Post # 8
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

sorry I just went and looked at all the pics and I have no pics of the back of her dress after it was bustled

Post # 10
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

WOW your dress is soo beautiful!! My train is toole too. My seamstress says she’ll just need to work with it for a while but it can be done. I don’t have any pictures though. Good luck!!

Post # 12
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My skirt was tulle and lace and my seamstress was able to bustle it.

Not bustled…



Post # 13
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Mine was bustled – I don’t know the name of the bustle, but it was 3 hooks and then a tie underneath the skirt.

Post # 14
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you could do a french bustle kind a fluffy & airy…then you dont’ have to worry about it looking perfect & it laying flat

Post # 16
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


I think it is a combo of an underbustle (aka french bustle —the tie underneath the skirt) and then an overbustle (aka american bustle —-hooks on outer of dress).

At least thats what my seamstress lady said she did for my dress.

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