(Closed) HELP- I hate my bustle! (not sure about the dress either)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
690 posts
Busy bee

First off, your boobs look fine!  I’m also a small-busted girl, so I can relate!

As for the bustle, I think I like #1 the best – I like that it shows off the tulle in your train.  I honestly think it looks really beautiful, but ultimately you need to be happy with it 🙂

Post # 4
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the first bustle is beautiful and doesn’t look like a tent at all.

I had about the same cleavage as you did.  I was considering chicken cutlets but I didn’t wear them on my wedding day because I didn’t want to be vavavoomy.

Post # 5
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

First, I think your bust looks totally fine in the dress.  It doesn’t look small & appears to fill out quite nicely.  But, if it’s something you’re uncomfortable with, then no amount of being told you look awesome will make you feel better.  Since the dress is yours, then what other solution could there be?  Maybe wearing a better bra?  Something that makes you feel a little more full?

As for the bustle, I actually think the very first picture . . . where you felt like it looked like a tent . . . looks best.  I just think it needs to be tucked better on the sides, where it is making the satin part of the dress appear to pucker out. 

I know for my dress, I didn’t care for how that same bustle looked on me, so they moved it out so that it’s attached right where the sash is, instead where yours is bustled.  I know I preferred that so much more!

I hope you figure out something because you need to fell happy, beautiful & comfortable!

Post # 6
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you heard of the ballroom bustle? That’s what I’m doing.. It basically pulls the hemline up underneath your dress. I really like it, becuase like you I am not really a bustle fan!


My Bustle

here’s a good explanation of what I’m talking about! Good luck! 🙂

Post # 7
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I like your first bustle personally, but I would look into that ballroom bustle if you’re not satisfied with either!

Post # 8
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love your dress and it looks perfect on you.  I personally like the french bustle but they both look good!

Post # 9
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Your dress is lovely and you look beautiful!  I like the first bustle best out of the photos you posted, but if your not happy, I saw a ‘cascading’ bustle (photo below hopefully).  I think the cascade is beautiful, but I have no idea if it would work with your dress. 


Post # 10
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I personaly prefer the french bustle. But since you loose so much of the detail on your dress I can see why you would not want it. This is the link to where I got my bustle info from http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/bustles-for-your-gown  I think a Ballroom Bustle would keep the detail for you or the last one called the Austrian Bustle might work. Good luck. You look beautiful! don’t stress out too much 🙂

Post # 11
39 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really liked the first bustle.  I would not worry about your breasts as they look nice and not too small.  I think someone else said if it really bothers you, just get a helper bra.  Really, I think your figure, the dress, and the bustle are beautiful.  Not at all tent like.

Post # 12
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have exactly the same concerns with my dress!! I also liked the 1st picture. I had a bustle where the sides were also sticking out (a lot of organza) and they’re working around it by adding a tie on each side to tie together horizontally. Not sure if it’s an official bustle, but it worked and doesn’t look like a hot mess from the front anymore. 

I had them insert some padded cups into the dress to give me more shape, but honestly, the top of the dress is pretty tight so it didn’t really make much of a difference. I can say though, that I think you look like you fill out the dress well. As someone told me, we all know you have little boobies, so to have cleavage on your wedding day would be a bit weird. 

Post # 13
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i like the over bustle… it doesnt hide away the beauty of the dress… i also have a small bust and was worried about that.. but its nothing a good bra can help besides the dress fits well and doesnt make you look like you have a small bust.. i think sometimes we focus on the things we are in secure about even tho no one else notices them at all

Post # 15
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

the second pic of the under ‘french’ style bustle looks different than the first, did she flatten it out somehow?  anyway that second pic looks great!!  i had a similar problem with too much poof on my bustle from the organza layer, so my seamstress ended up putting in a 6 point french bustle to sort of draw in the poofy sides and make it more stream lined, it turned out great.  the points sort of looked like an upside-down U.  and from your pics your boobs look just fine!

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