(Closed) Bustle me up! please help this clueless bride!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

It depends on the look you like. personally I dont like regular bustles so I was going to do the one like Nachos ( I think it was her) did

Post # 5
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it’s okay to be clueless about this when you go for your fitting. I had no clue and my seamstress showed me three different bustles.

Post # 7
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah, I got nothing to help you.  I do know that when I was in a friend’s wedding in January she had a french bustle (I think? I’m also clueless), but it was the one that totally folds under and it had something like 15 little buttons  with little loops we had to put together and took 7 or 8 minutes.  I would take simplicity into consideration as well.

Post # 8
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Your dress looks a lot like mine, although mine was Alfred Angelo. Here’s how mine was bustled. I don’t know what it’s called or anything … a friend did it 🙂



Post # 9
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a French bustle that was amazing!  🙂

Post # 10
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The seamstress can pin all variety of bustles. Just ask. Actually, she’ll probably pin the French – as shown in above photos – and you can try different heights with different numbers of hooks; and a traditional/American – imagine if you grab the train above the floor at the back center seam and pin it somewhere around the lower hip (center back seam). I love a low French bustle (like ddubzz), but it turned out my dress was too poofy to look like I pictured and the American bustle lies flatter and looks nice when it’s pinned at my hips, not my butt. Definitely try all ways and look in the mirror.

Post # 11
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i LOOOVE this site for bustles…. goes thru all the different kinds… so even though you dont know which one you want you can know the terminology!


Post # 13
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ddubzz, your bustle is amazing.

I had a french bustle on mine as well.  It probably weighed 15 lbs, but they put a band on the inside of the dress to help with the weight!

Post # 16
35 posts

personally I like it!

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