(Closed) Bustle or cut?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: If a train leaves the station on Wednesday afternoon, how should it look when it gets back?

    Bustle it!

    Cut it!

  • Post # 3
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Love your dress! Gorgeous!

    Personally I’m not a huge fan of small trains. Looking back on mine I wish I’d picked one without a train, it was kind of a pain in the butt to drag around.

    The bustle worked well though for me, but with yours I think it would look just as awesome without the extra foot of fabric.

    Post # 4
    583 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it would look great either way (I love your dress!) but it might be nice not having to mess with a train!

    Post # 5
    398 posts
    Helper bee

    Maybe have her pin it in a bustle before deciding.

    I am personally having my train shortened.  I don’t want to mess with a bustle for an outdoor wedding.  My dress just didn’t look right with a bustle. 

    Post # 6
    15291 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would either cut it or do an underbustle so it looks ‘cut’, like regular dress, when its bustled.

    Post # 7
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i might be weird, but i personally don’t feel “bridal” in a gown without a train…i feel like that’s the one time in my life i’ll get to wear one, lol.  doesn’t have to be a BIG one, but i want my dress to have one.  (i’m an encore bride and i made my first dress…it had a sweep train a little shorter than the one on your dress.  the current frontrunner gown has a sweep/semi-chapel train a little longer than yours.)

    that said, we’re not talking about me here, we’re talking about YOU, and it doesn’t sound like it’s all that important to you.  bustling a gown is a bit of a pain in the butt, and i see why you’re concerned it might look weird with the layering of your dress.  i voted “cut it” for you, but i do want to give you a little advice…have your seamstress pin it in a bustle for you first and describe how it would be fastened (so you get an idea of how well it will hold and how easy it will be to do) before deciding for sure.

    Post # 8
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    By The Way – LMAO at your poll question!

    Post # 9
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I like the idea of an under bustle also. I am in the same boat….with the train, LOL, and think I am going to French bustle my little lace train. 

    Post # 10
    11 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am an encore bride and I really didn’t want a train. I was very happy to have it cut off.

    Above is the before pic:



    Above is the after pic:

    Post # 11
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I had this same question and my consultant at the bridal shop said that if i was interested in selling my dress after, that it would be easier if it has a bustle. 

    Post # 13
    6391 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think that would be gorgeous without a train!

    Post # 14
    7298 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t like bustles. I don’t know why. I just don’t want to have to pay more to have it and go through the trouble of having someone get it together on our wedding day. SO, I’m ordering the dress without the train! It’s a small train and I think the dress will look better without it.

    Bye bye train!

    Post # 16
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @Asparagus: Yeah, if the OP can see it pinned up it will give her a clearer comparison, I think.

    Gorgeous dress!

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