Post # 1
Hi, I have my first fitting coming up soon and I need to decide what type of bustle I’m going to get. My dress is pretty plain ( Watters Mimi- http://www.watters.com/Product/WtooBrides/15828/ ) so I don’t really know where to start. In fact, I don’t even know what types of bustles are available. So… if you have pictures of your bustle, would you mind posting them?
Post # 3
Very pretty gown 🙂
Here is my bustle. It is a 6 point French bustle.
Post # 4
Here is mine! I love how it drapes.
I bustled the two layers separately, the underskirt is a single point over bustle, and the lace is a single point under bustle. Bustles can add a lot of flare to a dress so if you don’t like what they suggest initially, ask them to try different things!
I actually put in the bustle myself (well my mom had to help a bit since I couldn’t physically wear the dress and place pins at the same time) using this tutorial: http://sewfordough.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/making-french-bustles-even-easier-than-before/
Post # 5
@BaltyBride11: I’m also wearing the mimi. The saleslady showed me two different types, i think she called them American (where the bustle is on the top) and French (where the bustle is tucked under – simple, not tucked in 6 points like the other poster). I liked the bustle tucked under because it look like a smoother look, given that the dress is smooth itself. Please post pics! It would help me out too 🙂 my fitting is in June. good luck
Post # 6
It was a little longer than it was supposed to be b/c I decided to wear flats at the last minute. It was a simple 3 point bustle.
Post # 7
At my final fitting I asked for a Bustle so I can pin it and take it off for different parts of the Wedding, whats cool is, it kind of Bustles to the SIDE, which is kind of different but neat.
Here is the dress as is without the bustle.
And here it is with the bustle on the side
Post # 8
heres mine! i dont know what its called but i love it!!! (its just pinned in this pic because it was the first time i tried on my dress)