(Closed) Got my dress! Need ideas for a tulle bustle

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Newbee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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cjoy12 :  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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
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Bumble bee

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
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Newbee

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 # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
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Newbee

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cjoy12 :  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
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Sugar Beekeeper

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cjoy12 :  

I dislike bustles too much to be helpful,  sorry. Can you do a wrist loop? They always  look graceful.

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