(Closed) American or French bustle? [PICS!] Need help deciding!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which bustle looks best with my dress?
    American bustle! (one-point overbustle) : (94 votes)
    41 %
    French bustle! (three-point underbustle) : (114 votes)
    50 %
    Neither! Check out my idea/picture inspiration below! : (20 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    French no question.

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee

    Normally, I like a french bustle but for some reason with the lace I prefer the American.  Not sure how to prevent breakage though.  What does your seamstress say?

    Post # 5
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think with that style dress the underbustle works better. 

    Post # 6
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s a tough call, I think they are both pretty! I am leaning towards the French because I think it shows off the corset back better. I’ve never heard of the bustle breaking, but I wouldn’t want you to be worried about it all night if you went with the American, so that would be another bonus of the French. Very pretty dress!

    Post # 7
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    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I like the American bustle for your dress. Have the seamstress secure the American bustle at 3 points (close set in a triangle shaped). That way, if one breaks, you still have 2 more to hold it.

    Post # 8
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    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    The French definitely. Somehow it just flows better and I think it would be more flattering.

    Post # 9
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I can’t exactly tell from the pictures, but is your dress lace with an underskirt? If so, these dresses (IMHO) look very nice with each layer bustled separately. I did an overbustle on my underskirt, and a sinlge point underbustle bustle for the lace and I loved how it looked.

    Here are a few pictures of it in action, and I have a post on how I created the bustle which might help too: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-bustle

     

     

    Post # 12
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Glad to help! Smile

    Post # 13
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    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    What about a 3 point over bustle?  I couldn’t find a good pic, but this is what I’m having done to my gown.  The French bustle just didn’t look right on mine, but I didn’t trust an American bustle to hold, because my dress is heavy…. Although for your gown I do like the French bustle a lot!

    Post # 14
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    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love the American bustle to be honest.

    Post # 15
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    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think you should go with the American and see if she can add a few extra loops or buttons to secure it.

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