I hate bustles…wrist loop instead?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t have one but I think they’re GORGEOUS and if I had a train, I’d totally go that way!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

What’s your dress look like?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@melissa_benko:  I’m in the same boat as you. I HATE bustles. Hate hate hate hate HATE. It makes every dress look like a puddled curtain or a pleated comforter. No thank you.

This problably won’t help much… but I just got a dress without a train and I’m pairing it with a gorgeous, cathedral, lace-trimmed veil.

 

That aside, I’ve seen a few pictures of the train bracelt/loop and I do like it a lot. If you have the patience to carry it all day, that is.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My sister had a wrist loop and loved it.  She had a cathedral length train, I believe, and is also very petitie (5’0″).  Her dress was also very heavy.  She had the worst possible conditions for a wrist loop, but said it still worked for her. 

I also hate bustles, so I had my dress altered from chapel length to court length and just let it drag behind me the whole day.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you considered getting a reception dress? You still have your wedding dress for ceremony and major pictures,  but then you’re free to wear something more comfortable and danceable later. There seems to be too many cons with a wrist loop. It could be heavier than you think, your arm could get tired, your legs or slip could show if the train isn’t extremely long or if you are not conscious of keeping your arm at the right level, it could get in the way while dancing or be too limiting…… I think there’s probably a reason so few people use them.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@christineandjohn:  There are cons to bustles, too though.  2 of my friends had their bustles rip at the very beginning of the night.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@futuremrsk18:  Correct.  She says she hates bustles. I was recommending changing to a reception dress. I chose not to bustle my own dress for fear that something might go wrong.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@futuremrsk18:  They were not well made then and prob were just 1 point bustles.  If a bustle is made well that train isn’t going anywhere.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Sassygrn:  +1. I REALLY disliked going to a wedding and seeing the bride carrying around her dress with the wrist loop (and they complained about it too) so I knew at the beginning of my dress shopping my dress was going to be bustled. If it’s done well, the dress isn’t going anywhere and if it’s done RIGHT, the dress will show off the details of the back of the dress well. I loved the way my dress was bustled.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Sassygrn:  I think they were 3 point and they were both made by separate seamstresses.  I think someone must have stepped ont he back of their dresses or something.

Either way, I second the choice of a reception dress, I love a change of dress.  How many times do you have an excuse to buy mroe than one amazing dress for only 1 night? lol

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My seamstress was AMAZING and did inverted pleats for my bustle. You can hardly tell it’s a bustle at all. I don’t know what the back of your gown looks like, but it might be an option for you.

With the train out.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’d try a train flip bustle, if you hate the “bustled” look.  It’s my favorite by far!  Here’s a webpage with the major options all illustrated.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@melissa_benko:  We eloped so we didn’t have a reception, I found it a waste of money to spend the extra on something I really didn’t need so I had a wrist loop instead. It wasn’t that bad. I just had to carry my dress, it didn’t really bug me. 🙂

I do love the inverted pleats idea too! Wow that is GORGEOUS!

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