Post # 1
I know this shows my lack of knowledge but how many different types of bustle are there? I know I will need one on my dress but I hadn’t realised that there was more than one option.
Im going to be wearing Doreen by maggie sottero.
Post # 3
I’m only aware of two types, but I’m sure that there are more..
I know of the French bustle and then there is a regular(not really sure how to explain that)… Just google it and see what is there..
Post # 4
I had a one-point bustle. I didn’t want anything complicated for 2 reasons. 1- it’s complicated and last thing I want to do is spend 10 minutes trying to figure out how the seamstress put the bustle together (not my forte). 2 – it was cheaper. 🙂 I like it and it seems to get the job done.
I don’t know how many others there are and what they are. Just thought I’d share the one I knew about. 🙂
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Post # 6
What ever type of bustle you have, please get more then one point (this is how many times the train is pulled up and connected to the dress. Not proper terms but best I can explain) I had two technically but the weight of the train was mostly on one point and it broke durning the second dance and I ended up holding it the rest of the evening. More points means that weight will be distrubuted more and they are less likely to break. Also, have pin’s just incase they break.
Ask your seamstress to go through the options with you. Then you can pick whichever works best with your dress.
Post # 7
According to my seamstress there are countless options when it comes to bustles. She recommended a nine-point bustle for my dress, which I at first thought was a little ridiculous, but when she put it all together it gives my dress a completely different look (almost like a ballgown, which it isn’t unbustled); the best thing is, it doesn’t even look like it’s bustled. The bustle was about $60, which to me was worth it, and the ties are numbered.
As a pp said, your seamstress should give you plenty of options, including the best option for the type of dress you have. I have a long train, and my number one priority was not having my train stuck to my butt making me look bigger than I am (granted this type of bustle works with many style dresses).
Post # 8
I don’t know all the different types, but if it’s ties (vs. hooks) make sure they’re numbered! This is why I have hired my seamstress to be at my wedding to get me into my dress tied up all nice and tight, and get that bad boy bustled!
Post # 9
I would like to suggest a French bustle to the liner of the dress and an English bustle to the lace layer. It allows the lace to be seen a little better.
Post # 10
One Point bustle on mine too.
Post # 11
@claireos: What dress are you wearing? It’s so pretty.
Post # 12
Thank you dear. 🙂 It’s the Allure 8764.