Post # 1
I had my second fitting on Saturday and we’re getting closer, but I’m still not 100% satisfied. I bought my dress new on Ebay and it was about an inch too small in the rib cage area. There wasn’t enough room to let the seam out so the seamstress added a gusset. I’m okay with the gusset but now it’s a little too big in the waist/chest so she’s taking it in some.
She also added the bustle which I’m not sure I’m crazy about (it seems sort of messy)? It’s also too long in the back, so she’s taking up the bustle – would a different kind of bustle look better?
Finally, these pictures are with the David’s Bridal fit and flare slip on and I think I’m going to ask her to add tulle to the actual dress (I think the fit and flare slip is almost too much or maybe it’s that the “poof” starts too soon)? Thoughts?
Post # 3
If your seamstress is anything like mine she would say “busltes are not suppose to be pretty!” BULL SHIT is what I told mine….and made her do it my way!
It does look messy. Did you have her try it as an over bustle? Or did you choose to have it done as a under bustle?
There are some bees on here with similar dresses as yours and they did the over bustle and it look really good….
I personally think a fit and flare should have an over bustle!
Post # 4
I would like to see the dress without the slip. Have you looked at a french bustle?
Heres a few bees with one
Post # 5
I didn’t request any particular type of bustle – just figured she would know what would look best.
This is the only photo I have of the dress w/out the slip and it’s from the side view so it’s really hard to tell.
Post # 6
Your dress is beautiful!! I personally like the dress better without the slip.
Post # 7
I also like the dress better without the slip. The bustle does look a bit wierd IMO. But it might help taking the slip off so it’s not so full and poofed out. Gorgeous dress!!
Post # 8
Your dress is gorgeous!!! Absolutely beautiful. Im not a fan of the bustle, but if thats how it has to be then thats that I guess. I too like the dress without a slip!