(Closed) Bustle options for modern simple dress??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
717 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

cassadina  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t remove the train! It makes the dress! It is so simple and beautiful, the train just adds to it! You look stunning and like a BRIDE! I just adore this look, please don’t chop it off. 

Other than that, I know nothing about bustles, but you look beautiful and shouldn’t change that train. 

Post # 4
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

What a beautiful dress…I love the simple elegance of it!

The back of mine is very similar to yours and I felt the same way about bustling.   I went into my first fitting completely planning to have the train cut off, but the salon owner and the seamstress were really sad that I was going to lose all that beautiful silk fabric.  I ended up doing a low, simple 3-point bustle.  When she showed it to me all pinned up I really liked it, even though I’m not a huge fan of bustles in general.  

Post # 5
12241 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

What about a flip bustle? Visually it makes the train disappear completely!

Post # 6
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Kind of like this:

(this is not me…I just found this picture on Google Images…my apologies to the bride I stole it from!)

Post # 7
11259 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@cassadina:  your train is beautiful.  please don’t cut it off.

here’s a french train that may look good with your dress.  the pic is from another bee.

Post # 8
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2022 - Greece

 @cassadina: The dress I’m leaning towards has the same “fishtail”  train.  Looking at the photo do you see where the break (crease) is on the train.. that’s where you can do the pick-up for a slight bustle.  Just have a loop made right there (out of heavy thread to match dress) and it attaches to a small pearl button sewn behind the knee. You could also have some lace (like on bodice) attached underneath which won’t show until it’s lifted.

 When it lifts the other fabric (from the side of train) will make soft folds.   Another choice is to have a “wrist loop”  – basically a loop of thin fabric sewn underneath dress that you put your wrist through, kind of like some clutch purses have.

Post # 9
9639 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i would do the one point over bustle. 

that’s what i had done to my lace layer.  i didn’t want a train at all,  i wanted to hid the bulkiness of dress.  so they under bustled the under layer and over bustled the lace layer.  it looked very nice.



Post # 10
10449 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Definitely an under-bustle! An over-bustle wouldn’t look good at all IMO.

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