Post # 1
I’ve posted on here about my dress journey before. I ordered a Maggie Sottero dress last September that arrived in December. I go to try it on after the holidays and it won’t even zip halfway up my back! Based on my measurements, the shop ordered the correct size. They agreed to order me a new one at no cost to me. They ordered 2 sizes up just to be safe. It finally came in last week (6 months!). Other than needing hemmed and cups sewn in, it fits like a glove! I’m seriously over the moon. The sales associate I’ve been dealing with has been so stressed about it the last 6 months that she almost cried when it fit.
I’ve been so distracted by the stress that I haven’t even thought about how to bustle it. The skirt has several layers of tulle, and I’ve heard that can be a bit challenging to bustle. I’d love to see some examples on similar dresses. Please and thank you!
Here’s the back of my dress for reference:
Post # 2
The style of this dress is different than yours is but something similar might work and still give you the same movement. I don’t care for the American bustles when they have just one point but the multiple looks really nice with the tulle on this one. It’s what I’m leaning towards with my dress.
Post # 4
Lovely dress!! I hate bustles altogether but know they are a necessary evil. My skirt is also made of several layers of tulle. The person doing my alterations said the easiest/best option would be a simple, one-point bustle, but when he tried to pin and start the process, he said the zipper on my dress goes down into the butt area. He couldn’t do that right in the center on a zipper, so he did I *think* a five-point that looks kind of swoop-y on either side of the zipper. I wish I had photos to show you, but he has the gown for another few weeks. It added some movement and romance to the back, so maybe have your alterations person do some mock pinning and show you what that might look like!
Post # 5
That’s a beautiful dress. The skirt is so flowy and romantic.
I had lots of layers and we did a five point French bustle. However, I did have a lace overlay that covered up the bustling so we didn’t worry too much about it. Also, my train wasn’t crazy long, we still bustled it up so I wouldn’t trip on it while dancing. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of pics of the back.
And bustled up, we didn’t have a lot of time to add the bustle on since we were doing it the night before the wedding, we should have done a 7-9 point bustle instead because there was just many layers of fabric.
Post # 6
This was my dress unbustled
And this was my dress with a 7-point bustle
The bustle looks messier than it was supposed to because my helpers forgot to tuck the edges in 😂
Post # 7
I had a very similar Maggie Sottero dress and this is what I did. I didn’t really have a preference so I guess this is what the seamstress preferred. It worked fine.
Post # 8
Oh that’s perfect! Thank you! Is your dress the Patience? Mine is the Patience Marie, which just adds sleeves and has the corset under the zipper.
Post # 9
I had a seven point bustle on mine and everyone stepped on my dress and it came out anyway so don’t put too much thought into it.
Ask your seamstress for the best one maybe?
Post # 10
Yeah, it’s the Patience, I absolutely loved it! I was worried about people stepping on it because it had that little bit trailing, but I really didn’t have any problems and I think it looked really nice in the pictures.
Post # 11
I dislike bustles too much to be helpful, sorry. Can you do a wrist loop? They always look graceful.