Alternatives to bustle?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Honey bee

 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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 # 8
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Bumble bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

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
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Honey bee

…. Deleted my post that didn’t make sense 🙂

Post # 11
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Newbee

No bustle!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Busy bee

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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bluejaybride :  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
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Sugar Beekeeper

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 !.

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