Post # 1
Hi ladies! My wonderful mother is going to put my bustle on for me tonight. I think we’re going to use the little hooks to do them. What looks best and will stay the best? I’m thinking the American style. My dress is light and has a small train but I wanted some personal opinions. Thanks!
Post # 3
I have no clue but your dress is beautiful! 🙂
Post # 4
According to the wedding planning book I used, french bustles are sturdier and less likely to come out. I’m also partial to french bustles, as far as looks.
Post # 5
If your dress is light, then the type of bustle you choose shouldn’t be a problem. I think an American bustle would be easier to do and would look really nice on the dress.
Post # 6
Given the short length of your train, I would suggest a single-point overbustle. See an example here: http://www.leanna.com/Bridal/bimages/DCP02666A.jpg
You would secure this with a small clear or fabric covered button and a little loop sewn to the back seam of your dress. Play around with the poitioning of both the button and the loop until you get it to lay nicely.
You can also see more bustle styles here: http://www.leanna.com/Bridal/Bustles.htm.
Post # 7
Also, for a single-point bustle, the distance between the button and the loop should be about equal to the length of your train (from where it hts the floor to the end). Where the button is placed affects how much of the sides get pulled up as well–the higher the button, the more the sides will get pulled up. How high you need it depends on the width of your train, which is why I suggested you try several different positions before securing it. Good luck!
Post # 8
I’m not sure what would work best, but I would suggest only doing the single-point bustle if your train is very light material.
I had a bustle similar to the single-point over bustle that blushingaudrey described. It looked gorgeous, but it was completely useless. My dress material was relatively heavy and the bustle didn’t last AT ALL. I had my Bridesmaid or Best Man bustle it right after the ceremony and when I sat down to sign the marriage license, the loop that the button was supposed to go into snapped right off my dress. I tried pinning it, but it only stayed up for a few minutes at a time. By the end of the night, I gave up and spent the whole reception kicking around the train. Not fun.
Post # 9
Jessie, that’s strange–I wonder if the stitching just wasn’t secure enough I also had a fairly heavy material (embellished lace over heavy satin) but a short (6 inches!) train, and my single point lasted all night. Here’s a picture:
Post # 10
I am planning on a single point and my seamstress warned me about it not being the most secure, but it was the only one I really liked.
(sorry the picture is not showing up here!)
You can read my whole post about it (I have a silf taffeta with a very short train!) here:
Post # 11
If your dress is a light material, then the one point overbustle will look lovely! Just be careful of people stepping on your dress from behind, because with only one point, the bustle will more likely come apart.
Post # 12
I love the French bustle. But it’s more work and more expensive. On the other hand, it’s less likely to come out (and I think it looks better than having all the material bunched up on your bum; it gives the dress a lovely textured/ruffled look).
Post # 13
I was leaning towards one like your last one, too, lattelove.
I don’t want *too* much poof. I think mom and I will have to play with it. We’ll probalby do a one-point, but with two or three little hooks so it’s stronger.
I saw Mrs. Cookie’s train fiasco. *scared*. My Fiance is way clutsy.
I still want it to look like a gorgeous wedding dress, though. Once the train is gone, I still want it to have a nice look from behind. I was thinking of putting a pretty brooch on the bustle portion too but it would have looked way out of place on my gown
Post # 14
i like the single point one posted in #5 (the dress on the left).
i personally find that french bustles create a "big butt" effect, which, with my ghetto booty, i really don’t need more attention THERE
i photographed a wedding where the bride had a singlepoint bustle (which i helped her bustle it a couple of times). It held up well and was simple to do — it’s tricky if only one person, say yr mom / Maid/Matron of Honor, "learnt" to do an elaborate bustle.
Post # 15
and i forget to say, your dress is BEAUTIFUL!!! i’m loving the corset back!
Post # 16
I talked to the bridal salon I’m getting my dress at and the dress owner stated that it’s best to get a french bustle because it’s less likely to come loose. She has been a designer before owning a bridal salon and I trust her since her seamstress used to be a seamstress for Gerald Ford’s wife.