(Closed) Everybodys Bustelin’ do do do do do ta doooo do ta do do do do do ding!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Here is my bustle:

It is a French Bustle. This is kind of a terrible picture since it was taken as they were putting pins in the make the bustle, but the concept is the same. When I went in there was at least three I could chose from. They will show you all the different ones. At least David’s Bridal did for me. They pinned them up to show me. The reason the French one worked for me was because, as you can see, my train has a gorgeous beading on it and I wanted to make sure it ws visible for everyone to see at the reception. You might find with yours that just hooking it up may be better. I would wait until they can show you. That makes all the difference.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had a 9 point bustle, some think it’s a french bustle, but I don’t actually know!  It came out beautifully, I think!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@pengoala:  Huh, maybe mine wasn’t a French like they said it was if it is suppose to have 9 points? Mine might have somewhere around that, but I’m not sure if it is 9. I wonder if different bridal shops have different interrpretations of bustles?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I went to a wedding this weekend, and I thought it was really neat that the bride actually did not bustle her dress.  Hers was cut similarly to yours (although it was lace), and she just had a little loop sewn in at the end of the train so she could hold it up with her arm while dancing.  It was a bit old-fashioned but absolutely gorgeous.  I actually wanted to do the same with my dress, but mine was too large for that to have worked.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@megz06:  This looks like an american bustle. Maybe I’m wrong? A french bustle doesn’t show the train as completely, because it’s put under the top, i.e. pengoala’s bustle.

Mine was a combination french/american. The underskirt was an american bustle, just 3 buttons and loops. The top layer was a french bustle, which you can see below. It was 6 pts, could’ve been 7.

ETA: Some bustles work better with some dresses. French is usually more secure, which is why I had one. My dress was really heavy.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it really depends on your dress, the seamstress can show you examples of how it will look I am sure. Mine was just a traditional hem. My dress was an A-line with a really, really long train. Sorry I do not have a good picture of what it looked like.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Just love the title of this post =D made me smile.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The underskirt has a 1 point american bustle, the top is a 6 point french:

 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@megz06:  Yes, I was also thinking that yours looked like an American bustle!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think an austrian bustle would look beautiful with your dress:

 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

There’s really not much point in thinking about it before you go for your fitting. You culd fall in love with a bustle that is not suited to your dress. The fabric, length of the train, and weight of the dress will have a huge impact. That will also determine how many points your bustle has. Your seamstress will explain your options to you and mock them up so that you can decide. If you are having at least 3 fittings, you probably won’t even need to decide until your second fitting unless the bustle will be really complicated.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@megz06:  That’s an American (or over-) bustle.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not a fan of froo froo bustles so I went with a simple under-bustle.  🙂

 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ah, leave it to the ever lovely David’s Bridal to tell me it’s French when it’s American. At least I know. Thank you ladies!

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