Post # 1
In addition to the actual dress, are there other things one must, usually, or should buy? I read somewhere about a bustle. Is this something that comes with the dress when you need it, or is this something you buy separately? Do people wear corsets with their dresses? What are the other pieces you have bought or it seems you need to buy? Thanks.
Post # 3
A bustle is a series of buttons or tie-ups that pick your train up off the ground for the reception. They are sewn into a dress by a seamstress. I think some people wear corsets or long-line bras with their dresses. Most of the extras are your choice though!
Post # 4
Oh, really?! I thought a bustle was something you put under your dress to make your hips or butt look bigger and support the dress. This must be a specialized wedding dress definition. It’s all so confusing. thanks for the info.
Post # 5
Haha no problem. I think you’re talking about crinoline. It makes the dress all poofy
Post # 6
@shychigirl: You’re thinking of the 19th century bustles that really was a little frame that was worn over the butt, under the skirt. Same idea as modern wedding gowns though… it holds the skirt up so it doesn’t drag and the poofiness doesn’t deflate 🙂
My advice is when you go wedding gown shopping, bring a regular strapless bra you have at home and wear regular underwear. Then ask the sales people about what kind of undergarments work for various types of dresses, and then can make suggestions about slips/petticoats/crinolines if the dress needs them (although ultimately, it’s up to you… don’t let them pressure you into buying a petticoat you don’t want!)