Post # 1
I just purchased my dream dress, but don’t really like any of the bustles I have seen online. What do you ladies recommend that will work well with the simplicity of this dress? Should I just remove the train altogether?
Any advice will be much appreciated!
Post # 3
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
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
What about a flip bustle? Visually it makes the train disappear completely!
Post # 6
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
@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
@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
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
Definitely an under-bustle! An over-bustle wouldn’t look good at all IMO.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! I think I’m going to go either with a shop bustle or a three-point under bustle!
Post # 12
Hey, here’s an excellent recent post with are some more ideas for you. The one with the trumpet dress called out to me (might not be right for your fabric, but still). http://www.weddingbee.com/2014/02/06/wedding-dress-bustles-5/