(Closed) BUSTLE – what is a proper length?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Mmmm, I might want it a little lower, if that were me.  BEEEEEE-you-tee-ful dress…it’s MINE, as well! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Yes, I would want it a little lower; you might want to ask her thought because mine pinned it up but let me know it would be lower than what it looked like during the fitting!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Maybe it’s a little higher but it’s hard to tell. I think the important thing is that the hem is the same length all the way around.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it looks fine and never would have noticed! 

One thing to consider is dancing.  If you’re doing any sort of dance where you walk backwards (just about any dance, really) you’ll probably want it up off the ground so that you don’t step on it.  Or so that your new husband doesn’t step on it!  (Maybe Mrs. Cookie would like to chime in on that one as she handled the situation perfectly?)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My bustle is longer and I kind of hate it because I can’t step backward, even when it’s done up. So I’m jealous.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

One more thing to think about – your dress will lengthen a bit throughout the day.  The weight of the fabric will pull it down a bit after you’ve worn it for a few hours – so it might be perfect where it is at.  Also, have you had it steamed/pressed yet?? My hem was PERFECT when all my alterations were done.  Then, I got it pressed.  No joke, getting it pressed made the fabric fall a good 1 1/2"!!! So, I highly suggest getting it pressed/steamed before your final fitting.

GOod luck and happy planning!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2007

As the person who always fixes peoples bustles at weddings – no one is going to notice this unless it is even a 1/2-inch too long and someone steps on it.  Believe me it happens A LOT.  Pay special attention to the shoes or flip flops you may change into at the reception – the bustle should actually be based on that length.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

the one who did mine made it so i could make it longer or shorter(since were country i need to make it shorter for two-stepping)

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i does seem to be a little high. yet i think its bc you have more of a poof in the back. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think it looks too high…It does look a little poofy but that is just because of the crinoline under the dress…if she moves it too much lower the buttons that you bustle hooks on might start showing…atleast this way they are hidden! 🙂

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