Post # 1
Hi. So I’ve seen this posted about before but I feel like I haven’t seen any particularly helpful responses.
I ordered a crepe Alexandra Grecco gown (photos below). I want to know my bustle options so the seamstress doesn’t try to talk me into something I don’t like. I know french bustle tends to be the most popular for this style but it’s really hard to find photos of this kind of single-layered minimalist dress with a bustle. Does anyone have photos of their bustles or wrist loops with this style of dress?
Or for people who opted to not bustle, how problematic was the train?
Post # 2
I don’t really have any advice but I’m chiming in to say that I’m also getting a crepe dress and I think the French bustle is pretty hideous (in my opinion). I really hope I can figure out some other option with a seamtress. A good one should have plenty of ideas.
Post # 3
ukitali : I’ve also DM’d my gown’s designer on Instagram on the off chance that brides have sent them photos of the dress or a similar one bustled. I don’t HATE the idea of a wrist loop for this style of dress but I’m not sure about it either.
Post # 4
I don’t like any bustles really,and it seems to me the classic elegance of your train should not be messed with A wrist loop would be perfect .
FWIW I had a big old satin train and it was no problem at all, though we didn’t do any violent dancing lol.
Post # 5
elderbee : First of all your dress is gorgeous. I plan on dancing, but probably not too violently haha. I think the wrist loop keeps the integrity of the dress the most–that’s what I am leaning towards now. Thanks for the photo!
Post # 6
I had a crepe sheath dress and did this bustle (I think it’s a French bustle?). The fabric was pretty heavy, but the bustle worked great. The seamstress recommended against a single bustle button in the center (what I originally wanted) because the fabric was heavy.
Post # 7
Just FYI, I found another picture of a bustle on this style of dress on my gown designer’s website–for anyone else who goes hunting in the future.
Post # 8
zmoore01 : just went to a wedding this past weekend where the bride has a 5 point american bustle on this sort of dress. it’s more noticable than a french bustle, but i prefer the look. sadly, i dont have a photo.
Post # 9
I don’t think that you will need to bustle this gown. My gown was all lace with a long train. I didn’t get it bustled. However my seamstress inserted a very thin wire at the bottom of the skirt to keep the skirt in shape. I danced the whole night and the train didn’t even bother me.
My girlfriend’s gown was sheat crepe. The bustle was french. It looked very nice. BUt she also didn’t use the bustle.