Post # 1
I am having a hard time choosing which style of bustle would be best for my dress…
I orginally purchased a Maggie Sottero Calista, 9 months before our wedding. In hopes (and wishful thinking) I order my dress a few sizes smaller, thinking I’d lose enough weight by the wedding. Though I’ve lost 50lbs thus far, I am still far from fitting into the dress. My Future Mother-In-Law, who is a God send, could tell I was stressing out about what I was going to do about a dress and took me to go look for another one. Well, knowing I didnt have enough time to order my dress again in my current size, I had pretty low expectations. When we got to the salon, and I had told the consultant my situation and she said she thought she had just what I was looking for. They had just gotten in a Maggie Sottero (Micah) gown, never been tried on, and was in my size. Well I tried it on and it fit me perfectly! I loved the dress, though the color was alabaster (My Calista was in Diamond White) and that the back of the dress was different than my orginal (that was my favorite part about my orginal). Knowing I wouldn’t find another brand new Sottero that I could purchase “off the rack”, I took it.
So Im curious if there is a buslte that would make the back of my new dress look more like my orginal one. After doing a some research I think that a French, Double or Tripple bustle would be best.
Now, I know they both look pretty simalr (Calista: Top, Micah: Bottom) in these pics, but Miach’s back really doesnt have that gathered look I liked.
Here are the 3 bustles Im thinking of:
And I guess this is called an 8-tiered french bustle (Im leaning toward this one):
Does anyone have any other suggestions that might be better?
Thanks everyone for your help! 🙂
Post # 3
My dress had quite the train and this is how we ended up bustling:
Post # 4
You really ought to talk to the seamstress. She will have a better idea of what will work because not all bustles will work with all dresses. Also, think about price… the more complicated the bustle, the more expensive it will be.
Post # 5
@MrsCarnival: Your dress is beautiful! I like your style of bustle, what style did you use? Thanks!
Post # 6
@Bride2Be929: I think it was some kind of double-french with an extra fold in the middle, so I’m not sure of the exact name. It was a really heavy satin Cathedral length train, so I told her to do whatever would hold the best!
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
You also should consider how “hard” of a dancer you are. My bustle couldn’t handle my moves, and kept coming undone. Mom fixed it at least five times, finally I gave up, grabbed a loop that was in the dress from the manufacturer, and danced holding my dress.
Post # 8
We ended up doing something similar to the 8-tiered french bustle. I loved how it turned out and it stayed all night without an issue. The seamstress used a color coding system that made it easy to do.
Post # 9
@rebwana: Thats a good point, Ive never thought about that! I don’t plan on dancing too hard, but I definitly want it secure incase I get a little wild. HA! 🙂 Thanks!!
Post # 10
@Treejewel19: That’s exactly what I had invisioned! Your dress is gorgeous! I don’t believe my train is long as yours by any means, but I hope Im able to get the same type of effect. Did yours hold pretty well while dancing? Thanks for sharing!! 🙂
Post # 11
@Bride2Be929: I am sure you can especially as our fabrics are the same (my dress was a sottero midgley). The seamstress used colored buttons and colored ribbon ties to make it easy to do, I would definitely recommend asking if your seamstress can do the same. It could be a fairly complex procedure if you didn’t know what button went with what loop.
And yes it stayed just fine all night long and I danced a lot (a LOT!). It was completely in tact when I took it off and was still good to go when I took it to the boutique to be cleaned/preserved. It was probably one of the better bustles I have seen with regards to lasting power (I have been to many weddings where the bustle broke/dress dragged).
Here is a photo from the side for you:
Post # 12
@Treejewel19: That is great advice, thank you!! Im meeting with my seamstress in a couple weeks and Im definetly going to ask about doing the color cordinating. 🙂
Post # 13
hi!!!! im obsessed with the micah dress…..would you be able to post pictures of your dress to let us know how it turned out. im considering driving quite a distance to see the dress in person and would really like to see it on “real” people first….
Post # 14
Such a pretty dress!
I am not a huge fan of the bustle look, so I am actually doing an “Italian” bustle where the train goes UNDER the dress with ties. If you are not sure about a bustle I reccomend going in this direction.