BHLDN Heritage Dress Bustle Questions

posted 10 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
1749 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My gown was the Watters Penelope from BHLDN and my tailor had no problem giving me a 3 point bustle. 


Edit: I’m not sure why all the photos are flipped, but they were right-side-up on mobile. 

Post # 3
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have the Cassia – similarly skirted BHLDN gown also by Watters. My seamstress is doing a 5 point bustle. 

I freaked out at first when I went in for alterations, as 2 separate ‘premium’ places (including BHLDN’s recommended tailor!) told me they couldn’t bustle that much tulle and told me to chop off the train! I was not on board with that. 

I finally found a lovely seamstress who would do it – she is doing 2 separate bustles – an underbustle for the lining, and then the 5-point for the tulle by itself. 

Take a friend whose style/fashion advice you trust to your alteration appointment and have them help give input on the type of bustle that looks best with your dress. It’s hard to see from the mirror behind you when they mock it up how exactly it looks/flows – so having the second opinion really helped me out! 

Post # 5
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I am wearing Wtoo Agatha. I found this picture of it bustled and really like it, I think it’s really subtle and looks nice. I plan to get mine done the same.


Post # 6
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I also have a similar style watters gown from BHLDN. I did a 3 point over bustle which worked well with the tulle. 

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