Post # 1
So I have a more antique style wedding dress: lace, mermaid ish style, and a short train on the back, davids bridal vw9340. It’s too short to bustle in back, and I’m going to wear a mermaid/trumpet slip to poof it out a bit at the bottom, but I’m worried that if I wear a heel with a bit of rough heel, is it going to get caught in the lace, do you think? or did you brides have trouble dancing/stepping on the dress? I guess I could wear flats and that would less likely rip the lace, but I’m worried :/
Post # 3
I didn’t step on my dress (I had a bustle) BUT- I did step on the groom’s foot :/
Post # 4
That’s a beautiful dress! I see what you mean about it being a short train, but I think you might be best off having some kind of low bustle just in case you do somehow manage to get a shoe tangled in the lace (or worse, a guest could accidentally step on your dress!).
Post # 5
hmm, maybe I could do a smaller pin up/bustle, I just didn’t think it was long enough, the lady at david’s said that I wouldnt need a bustle, but after trying it on a few times, I can see where I might accidentally step on the back of it.
Post # 6
A good seamstress should be able to do a small under bustle. I would NOT take it back to David’s. They are a complete rip off when it comes to alterations. Good luck!
Post # 7
May I suggest that you add a loop to the train? I have seen people fall on the dance floor, because they or somebody else stepped on their dress. If you add a loop you can hold the dress slightly off the floor.
I included a brief Youtube clip of “Anna Karenina” to demonstrate what I mean: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gc_P5Bt2zk
Post # 8
Honey, I stepped on my dress and tore my bustle during dancing. The back was still floor length, and I was attempting to “back my thing up” when it occurred. We tried to fix it with bobby pins, but I ripped out the bobby pins too. What can I say, I’m an active dancer!
Post # 9
Safety pins – lots of safety pins. I was a debutante and now help out with a debutante ball, and my emergency supply kit always includes safety pins and clothing tape. We tell debutantes not to have a train, because bustles can and do come down, but some don’t listen, and I have fixed about six dresses during the last two years. I’ve also applied ice to bruises and drove one girl to hospital to get stitches on her forehead after she caught her heel in her hem, fell, and crashed into a marble table. Memories!!!
Post # 10
I’ve been wondering the same thing… My dress has a ~2 foot train, and my seamstress sewed in a bustle, but I’m still worried about stepping on the dress since my dance moves get a little crazy… and the lace is really delicate.
Post # 11
Yes! This happened to us 🙁 I would seriously try and practice your dance moves in your dress with a partner.
Post # 12
No not at all. I had an amazingly elaborate bustle and it held all night.
As for the dance moves we both seriously underestimated the poof of my dress. We took dance lessons but my dress made it difficult to execute any of our fancy new moves so we opted for the boring back and forth. Oh well!
Post # 13
I had a great bustle but during some irish ceilidh dancing still managed to step on it. I didn’t care, just gouged holes in DHs arms so I didn’t fall 🙂