Post # 1
So I originally did not want a train on my dress. We’re having a small wedding at my parents’ house with an outdoor ceremony in the grass. I wanted a simpler look, but as it’s getting closer to the wedding, I’m thinking a little tradition would be nice with a train. But for the reception, my problem is that I don’t really care for the look of bustles. Does anyone know of a way to bustle a train so that it doesn’t really look like a bustle? I did find a pic of a dress that had a low (over?) bustle that was pretty…so that would be an option. I don’t like the poofiness of a french bustle and I don’t like a traditional bustle that comes up to the butt.
Any pics/ideas welcomed!!
For reference, this is my dress:
Post # 3
Google “train flip bustle”
Post # 4
i’m with you! don’t know if my dress will end up with a train, i’d always said i would just cut it off to avoid the bustle haha.
Post # 5
Oooh, thanks for this thread. I have a tiny train, too, and just wanted to chop it off, but my alterations aren’t costing anything, so whatever. Wasn’t sure what kind of tiny bustle we could do, haha.
Post # 6
I have no idea if this is at all what you’re looking for, but I wasn’t excited about any poof or a big bustle either. My tailor just did one little hook in the back & didn’t even charge me for it. I felt like it just made the shape of my dress a little different & with the style & weight of the dress, it just flowed. It also didn’t go all the way up to my butt ;-). I don’t have any pro pics yet, but here’s a guest favorite that shows it a bit. It may still be a little more than you were looking for although my train ended up being really long since I’m really short, so yours might not poof as much 😉
Post # 7
@IzzyBear: thank you! That’s an option I’ll try!
@vorpalette: I kept saying I’d chop off the train too before I found my dress, but now I feel like I can’t bring myself to do such a thing. Lol
@Amayansong: thanks for posting! You and your dress look beautiful! I like that option as well!
Post # 8
I had an Austrian bustle and it looks sort of like the train flip bustle (which I’d never heard of but Googled after seeing this thread), but it’s bustled from underneath:
Post # 9
Train Flip Bustle!! Seriously. Hides the train, and doesn’t change the look of the dress at ALL, and no bump/folds/lump of dress hiked up on your butt! They take the edge of the train and it will have several hooks along the edge to hook up underneath to the underside of the skirt (for longer trains, it may need to hook all the way up by your butt, but for shorter trains it’d hook just as high as it needed to to get the train off the ground).
The only “difference” in the look of your dress will be that it almost creates a sort of bubble-hem look to the back…
This bee posted a BEAUTIFUL explanation!
Here’s a pic:
And here’s her drawing/diagram of how they did it:
I LOVE it because I typically hate the look of traditional bustles..
Post # 10
I’m cutting my train off because I, also, don’t care for bustles. But the underbustles hide it well!
Post # 11
I was going to cut my train off too as i hate the look of traditional bustles. I mentioned this to the seamstress and asked her to show me how she would bustle it, and it was awful it was like a ducks bottom. I said thats exactly what i wanted to avoid, so she ended up bustling it under so you can’t even tell there’s a bustle it looks like it’s been cut off, placement isn’t 100% in the photo as it was just an example so should look better once alterations are done
Post # 12
@Missy_Star: Those are great examples ladies!! Thank you! I’m wondering how mine would look since I have a double lace trim around the bottom. Hmm, guess I’ll just have to try it out when I pick my dress up next Friday!
Post # 13
@SimplyPinkPeony: How exciting, make sure you post pics when you pick it up! 🙂