(Closed) Calling all Brides with Tulle Dresses How to Bustle

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Here is how mine is bustled…(she still has to trim the bottom, but you get the idea :))

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@lovelypinky40:  will post pics tomorrow, I’m having my second fitting. I have a tulle ballgown.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 

 

This is how my dress was bustled. I was nervous at first that I wouldn’t like it but I ended up loving it! Good luck!

A bit of advice though…be very very careful! The tulle is so delicate, especially when busteled.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Because my dress had several layers of tulle and an underskirt, my seamstress did 2 different bustles.

The underskirt had a 5-point french bustle with color coordinated ribbon loops and ties, similar to this:

The tulle layers had an 11-point ballroom bustle with the middle loop attaching to the last button on the back of the dress:

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Miss Mauverick:  Mine was the exact same way! Except I had a total of 23 I think it was..it was pretty crazy haha. Your dress is beautiful!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@letsgobowlingx:  wow, that is a lot of bustle points! What was the cost for the 23 bustle point if you don’t mind me asking?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Miss Mauverick:  ooh do you have more pictures of your bustle? i think we have almost the same dress (mine is enzoani fatima), and i am thinking of a 5 point bustle as well! thanks in advance- you look sooo gorgeous in the dress!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sleepyhead22:  Yes, I do have more pictures of my bustle, but not on this computer (I’m at work). I will post them later tonight!

 

Correction: my seamstress did 9 points because 5 would have put a lot of weight and stress on each loop/button. As it was, I had one loop break (the one in the middle, of course, where the train is longest). This is what that looked like:

 

 

Also, thank you for the compliment! I wore the Dabra, but almost bought the Fatima instead. Great choice! 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

I haven’t gone yet for alterations, etc. but I also have a tulle dress.  Tagging to see some bustles.  

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t have any photos as my dress is still in alterations, but my seamstress is planning to do a french bustle with majority of the skirt and then a 20 point american bustle with the top layer of tulle. As PP mentioned, tulle is very delicate when bustled so the points can break easily. For me, I don’t like really like the look of tulle just overbustled as it tends to make the back of the skirt very heavy and poofy.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Miss Mauverick:  awesome, thank you!! it looks really pretty with the one point undone LOL. i’m going to have to pressure my seamstress into 9 points then, because i definitely want it to be secure!!  what made you pick the dabra over fatima? i was kind of unsure, too, but couldn’t find anywhere to try dabra on. :/

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sleepyhead22:  

 

@lovelypinky40:  

 

As promised, here are a few more pictures of my dress (Enzoani Dabra) and the bustle. I had a 9-point ballroom bustle for the tulle layers, and a 5-point French bustle for the underskirt in order to reduce the weight/stress on the outer loops. Unfortunately, the middle loop came undone pretty early in the reception so all of these pics show my train hanging a little long in the middle. But I didn’t notice it till my mother pointed it out a few hours later and it didn’t affect my mobility. 

 

 

 

 

Also, I was very lucky that my seamstress only charged me about $65 for the bustle and having the corset removed from the bust area. If you’re in Southern California and want her info, PM me and I’ll be happy to share. 

 

 

 

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