(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 %
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  • Post # 16
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The tulle will rip so easily if someone steps on it – I’d bustle it for that reason. Not only because you probably don’t want it ripped, but I can’t imagine how bad I’d feel if I, as a guest, accidently stepped on the bride’s dress and ripped it. 

    Post # 17
    4 posts
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Beautiful Dress. Such a lovely long train, it would be a shame to crumple it up into layers at the back. In my opinion a bustle will ruin the look of your flowy and light looking dress.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  gzmh.
    Post # 19
    2587 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    sarahmazing89:  My dress had a tulle skirt and a massive train and I bustled the hell out of that mofo. I was still getting caught on everything and getting trodden on bustled, but at least I wasn’t having to carry it!

    I don’t know what my bustle’s called? It wasn’t French, I think it was something like a 12-point bustle – there were buttons on my dress and loops on the train to hook over.



    Post # 20
    943 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    sarahmazing89:  Love your dress!!!!!! 🙂 I would definitely bustle it though as PP said to keep everyone from stepping or tripping on your dress. I did not have mine bustled for most of our pictures and people were tripping all over me, haha, I was afraid it would rip. The bottom of my dress was tulle as well, they did a 12/13 point bustle (i dont remember.. lol) Here is what mine looked like.


    Post # 21
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee

    sarahmazing89:  Get a bustle put in, worst case scenario you don’t use it.

    Post # 22
    918 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

    I just had my first alterations appointment on Saturday, and I had definitely decided that I wanted a bustle so I wouldn’t be dragging my train at the reception! My seamstress showed me a 2 point bustle, which worked really well with all the beading and sown in lace details on my satin dress. The bustle will look something like this (not me in the pic!):

    Not sure if something like this would work on tulle.

    Post # 23
    134 posts
    Blushing bee

    Love the dress! Getting it bustled will make it easy to dance without getting stepped on throughout the night.

    Post # 25
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    sarahmazing89:  I would definitely go with a bustle! Here’s a link to the different types of bustles you can get done: http://www.projectwedding.com/ideas/57220/bustles-for-your-gown

    Once you go in for your fitting, your seamstress will be able to recommend one and be able to pin it so you can see how it will look.

    Here’s my dress before bustling:

    I don’t have a good photo of my bustle unfortunately, but you can see it from the side. I had a 7 point over bustle done.

    Post # 26
    2331 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Get it bustled…… I’ve worn more gowns I want to even remember and the train ALWAYS gets in the way and you spend all night getting stepped on. I learned my lesson. Now I get every dress bustled or I chop the train off. My wedding dress had a 12 point bustle and it looked great. The skirt was also tulle and it held up great. 

    Post # 27
    488 posts
    Helper bee

    My daughter’s dress was trampled on so many times and then finally ripped beyond repair. She lugged the train around for a few hours and then finally said “f this” and let it go.

    on google images….


    and then here’s a WB post from a couple of years ago.

    Bustle for a Tulle Dress

    Post # 28
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    beacause I havent seen a picture of an over bustle posted for you…this is an option as well and personal the one I like… they can do with as many points as you’d like it can be bustles with one button down the center or many like this picture all the way across …. I dont have a picture of my self but I will prob do one or three buttons havent decided … but I think your dress would look fantastic  with this with its fluffy tulle 

    Post # 29
    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    sarahmazing89:  I would definitely bustle it. It’s going to be a hassle otherwise. I bustled mine and people STILL stepped all over it. 

    Post # 30
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    chronicwhimsy:  Beat ya!  I’ve got a 16 point bustle coming.  I feel like I need to buy something extra for my BM’s.  I’ve already apologized like 6 times to them! 😉

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