Post # 1
Hey bees! I had my alterations appointment this past week, and the seamstress strongly suggested a bustle since my dress does have a train. However I’m really not a fan of how it looks bustled. This is pretty much the best version of a bustle based on the style, pattern, and fabric of my dress, but I think it’s rather ugly. I wouldn’t be bustling until after the first dance, so maybe I should just bite the bullet and get the bustle? Is it really necessary? Does anyone know of any good alternatives? My friend mentioned asking for a wrist loop or something, do you think that would work with this kind of dress?
Thoughts and advice appreciated!!
Post # 2
You don’t need a bustle with that kind of train. Mine was even longer than yours and I was perfectly fine walking and dancing all night. Don’t worry about it!
Post # 3
I think that’s actually a hideous bustle. With this dress I would try an underbustle so it doesnt interupt the clean lines of the dress. you could try a wrist loop as well, but do NOT settle for that bustle.
Post # 4
Try a one point bustle, higher up. Or a French bustle (underbustle). Honestly I would also take it to a better seamstress. Really good ones will make the bustle look perfect.
Post # 5
Yeah I would definitely get a bustle… but get a better seamstress. As others said, there are far better styles as listed above
Post # 6
I would also get a better seamstress. That bustle is hideous! My bustle looked so good with my dress! It was a little more complicated, but it looked absolutely beautiful and even the manager at the alterations shop commented how pretty is was (I had the best seamstress!)
Post # 7
Thank you all for the input! Unfortunately I cannot afford a different seamstress and already paid this one, but I can cancel the bustle (I already told her to hold off until I decide for sure on that) and have her add fake buttons along the zipper line instead or something 🤔 I think I just won’t get a bustle at all
Post # 8
I second a French bustle. I think it would work much better with the style and cut of your dress than the American bustle your seamstress has tried.
Post # 9
Get a wrist loop. That way you have the option to get it out of the way when your mingling (don’t want it getting stepped on) but when you have more space you can let it free, because I don’t think this kind of train will be much of a tripping hazard.
Post # 10
…. Deleted my post that didn’t make sense 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
Yeah, that bustle looks terrible. I second a low french bustle. Multiple bustle points would make it look much more appealing.
Also, that strap is for use on the hanger, not on the wrist. Personal pet peeve of mine.
Post # 13
You could also remove the train. I don’t think the train adds anything to the dress, and then you wouldn’t have to worry about a bustle. When my dress comes in, I’m going to have the train removed for that very reason. I don’t think bustles ever look good, and it prevents the skirt from flowing as it should.
Post # 14
I agree with a PP. That is not a good bustle. It looks like you got gum on your dress and it’s gotten stuck together. I’d try another seamstress and an underbustle.
Post # 15
No, not a good look. I don’t like bustles at all and certainly not that one. Wrist loop all the way if you think you’ll need to get it out of the way.
l would not cut off the train, l never quite understand people buying a dress with one and then cutting it off. Plus when else do you ever get to sweep around in a train ffs lol !.