Post # 1
I am trying to figure out a way to bustle the BHLDN Heritage gown with all of that tulle. I have an outdoor mountain wedding but I refuse to cut off that train since it is gorgeous and the pics will be amazing. I will be dancing up a storm during the reception though so I will need to bring it up somehow. Does anyone else have a pic of theirs with the bustle? I don’t think I want it to be a high bustle though. HELP!! 🙂
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
MrsAtlantis : Thank you so much!! This is super helpful! 🙂
And yes, I have no idea why our photos are flipped. I couldn’t fix it either!
Post # 5
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
I also have a similar style watters gown from BHLDN. I did a 3 point over bustle which worked well with the tulle.