(Closed) bustle debate

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmm.. Here are some ideas



Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Your seamstress should be able to show you how different bustles will look on your dress.  It was about $200 for me to get the bustle and hemming, not sure what the bustle was alone.

Post # 6
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

When you go have your bustle done, ask them to show you a few different bustles, there are over and under, and a few different ways of that. The most popular is the french bustle, but because of the detailing and heavy fabric of my dress, I chose the duck tail.

I didn’t go to a bridal salon to have mine done, I went to a small alterations place in my hometown. They charge about $30 to do it.

Post # 8
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I live in a smaller area, but when I went to have my first fitting, the only alterations I needed were a bustle and bra cups.  Those cost me $25…I think that was pretty inexpensive from what I have seen from other posters!

Post # 9
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m no help I didn’t even notice that were different types of bustles….LOL!! I’ll have to research that one!

Post # 10
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love American bustles.  I think they look soft and romantic with a lacy dress, and they show off more of the detail than a French bustle.

Mine is a 2-point American and it was $55.

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