Post # 1
So, I went looking for a 2nd dress. I really like the J Crew one I originally bought but it was a bit too simple for the look I want. I found a dress I really like on craigslist (new with tags as the seller decided to wear another dress). The only issue is that it has a huge train. It’s very glamorous but totally over-the-top for my venue (SF City Hall). Has anyone here had a train removed and how did the those alterations work out? Any estimate on cost? I don’t want to have it bustled up (not a fan of that style, no offense, my rear just doesn’t need to look like it’s got more junk in the trunk) and I’m not even sure a bustle would work with this style (asymmetrical). If it’s too complicated, I’ll need to pass and I want to let the seller know ASAP so she can move on to another buyer if that’s the case.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Unfortunately I can’t chime in on the train removal question but I did want to show you this article on Bustles for Your Gown. The low bustles (One Point Under or French) might be the ticket for you because they bustle low so they don’t add bulk to your booty area . Just wanted to chime in with that on the off chance that it might help you get the dress you like better and not have to pass on it.
Hope it helps! Also bumping this thread to see if anyone can chime in with train-removal experiences as well.
Post # 4
My FSIL did this to her dress. She actually loved the dress but hated the train so she had it taken off. Their wedding isn’t for a few more weeks (10/16) so I haven’t seen it on her yet without the train but I got to see the dress. On the hanger it looks nice and you can’t even tell. I’m not sure how much the alterations cost and I don’t want to come right out and ask her, but I know she went to someone her mom knew instead of the bridal salon where she bought it. She was told and heard from many friends that they often mess up the alterations and the quality of work is better from someone who isn’t working for a big store. Good Luck
Post # 5
I want to do this to my dress to – I didn’t appreciate the pressure this one saleslady at the bridal salon was putting on me (you only get to wear a train once in your life – I told her I was fine with never, thanks) but she went on to say it might affect how the dress “drapes” and since it drapes perfectly now, I was worried. I really don’t like the look of the bustle. I checked out the article and the underbustle didn’t seem so bad. I just really don’t want it. Looking forward to seeing how yours goes.