(Closed) Bustle

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My dress had quite the train and this is how we ended up bustling:

Post # 4
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 6
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2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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
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4193 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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 # 11
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@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 # 13
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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.

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