(Closed) Anybody NOT get a bustle on their dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: are having a bustle?

    Yes absolutely

    No because my dress has no train

    No because I dont want to pay for one

    No- Other


  • Post # 3
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m in the same boat as you! Same height and same type of train, although a very different dress. I think I’m more likely to step on my dress than you are and I’m not having mine bustled, so you’re probably fine.

    Post # 4
    2599 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    In that style you should need one, really. 

    One thing you could do if the bottom layers of your dress are tulle is to just ‘shave’ some of that off – all you need are scissors… just cut slowly across a LITTLE at a time in a rounded shape as the rest of the dress.

    It won’t make the dress hang any differently, and that would be the part you catch on the most.

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
    5789 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t think it’s you so much stepping on your dresses, it’s everyone else. The back will be filthy and possibly tear.

    Post # 6
    897 posts
    Busy bee

    I would just leave it unbustled and be careful not to step on it

    Post # 7
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m not but I’m not wearing the dress with the train for the reception and a tea-length dress doesn’t need a bustle thankfully.

    Like PP have said, I would trim some of the tulle if you don’t feel like getting a bustle so people don’t step on it and trip you/rip the dress.

    Post # 8
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    I would be very concerned that someone would step on it and your gown will tear.  That would be upsetting to me, but it’s totally your choice! 

    Post # 9
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m not getting a bustle because I think it would look weird. Plus the tailor said it would be very bunchy because it’s tulle. I don’t want a pillow butt 🙂 This is the back of my dress.

    Post # 10
    241 posts
    Helper bee

    My train looked stupid bustled so I am having a short sweep only. Can you shorten the train so it’s a little shorter if you are worried about getting stepped on?

    Post # 12
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a bustle, but it broke after about 3 minutes, so really, let’s forget that $100 down the tubes. (I’m the “other” vote)

    Even if I left it down, I didn’t find that I really tripped over it, or anybody stepped on it.  There was a loop to hang the train back up on the hanger that I just slipped over my wrist and carried it around if it was dark, or crowded.

    Post # 13
    1484 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Nope, no train. But if it did, absolutely! 

    Post # 14
    3048 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I don’t want a bustle because I love my dress how it is. But, I’ll be getting one (maybe a hidden one that tucks extra length to the floorline). I’m with you that bustles don’t look good in some dresses though!

    Post # 15
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m not getting one cuz I didn’t want to spend the extra money.  We shall see how it works!  I feel a dress should just come with a bustle that you can use or not use.  Why do we have to pay extra for that??

    Post # 16
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am considering not having my dress bustled because my seamstress said it would be extremely complicated to bustle my dress. The dress has a massive amount of tulle that falls into a long train and in order to bustle it I would have to chop off the tulle and walk around with a bubble butt bustle.  I don’t know if I should try to wear the dress without a bustle all night or if I should buy a reception dress.   

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