Crepe Sheath Dress Bustle Options?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
174 posts
Blushing bee

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 # 4
8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

zmoore01 :  

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 # 6
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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 # 8
3532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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. 



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