(Closed) Do I have to bustle my dress? Did you bustle yours? Can a tulle dress be bustled

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I bustle this dress?
    No : (10 votes)
    19 %
    Yes : (42 votes)
    81 %
    Other, please explain below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I don’t know what a bustle is but you typed it 11 times so it must be good!

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    You don’t want to be tripping or people stepping on your dress all night, so you should bustle it if you don’t remove the train entirely.  You would probably do a french (underneath) bustle.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee

    I’d definitely do a French bustle. You’ll be tripping people all night if you don’t get it off the floor. Your seamstress will be able to show you your different options. 

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee

    This is a French bustle and no that’s not me lol

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    i’ve never seen anyone in my country do a bustle on their dresses but it appears to be an american thing so that you can dance. if you’re not dancing like crazy you could probably get away with not bustling it. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    My train was about as long as yours and I didn’t get a bustle. I hate them, I think they look awful. So I just walked around all day and grabbed the train to carry it around when I needed to. It was fine playing lawn games, jumping in a bounce house….  Kind of filthy by the end of the night but that’s ok, I got good use out of it.

    we didn’t have dancing though. If you’re going to have a lot of dancing you may want to bustle it.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My dress was a very similar style, and I had a French bustle added – I actually really liked the way it looked!

    My dress down:

    Bustled:

    You definitely want a bustle, especially if you plan on dancing and socializing. People were stepping on my dress throughout our reception, even WITH the bustle! I can’t imagine how bad it would have been if it had been down.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I would recommend a bustle, especially since your dress is tulle and can easily rip if someone steps on it while dancing or something. The bottom of my dress is tulle also and i got a bustle, im not sure what kind of bustle it is though. I’ll try to upload a pic layer since the website won’t let me now for some reason

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

    First of all, your dress is gorgeous!!  Congratulations!  How much did you pay, if you don’t mind me asking?

    One option is to alter the dress and cut off some of that length.  That’s what I’m doing with my dress (and it’s also tulle) – I just see no need for it!!  It’s a tight mermaid, I want a simple look in the back, a bit longer than my feet but that’s it.  

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee

    Yes bustle it. One it will just get in the way and two you don’t want to ruin it by dragging it all night. It’s such a gorgeous dress.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    I have a tulle dress with a bustle. I’m not having a dance so I decided not to use the bustle. 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    You absolutely need to bustle it or it will drive you crazy with people stepping on it! Alternatively, you could do what I did, which is to just get the train cut off! Then you don’t have to bustle!

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