Post # 1
So I have purchased my gown, it is Sophia Tolli’s “Hadley”. The problem is, I have no clue on how it should be bustled for the reception, because of the lace overlay. Do you ladies have any ideas of how to go about bustling this gown? Thanks!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
I think an American bustle would look really nice. You’d probably end up with some nice pleating in the back of your dress, which I think would look really beautiful and natural.
When you go in for alterations, I’d just ask your seamstress to show you the different bustle options. That way, you can see what they all look like and go with the one you like best.
Post # 4
@parasol: Those are very good ideas, thank you! The American bustle seems like it would be very flattering, yet also letting my seamstress show me the different types will be the way to go. My dress will be in my possession in 2 months (YAY!), and I’m getting way too excited about everything! haha
Post # 5
I don’t know if this will help or not, but I tried on a dress at David’s bridal that was satin underneath and had a chiffon overlay. When I asked about bustling, they said what they typically did with that particular dress was to do an underbustle on the satin part and then an American bustle with the chiffon because it looked less bulky that way.
Post # 6
@StarryNight2011: Thank you so much for your ideas. My dress is satin as well, but the overlay is English net–however, I think the chiffon and English net are similar enough in texture/weight, that I could achieve a similar result with my own dress 🙂 Thanks again!