(Closed) How in the world can I bustle this without ruining the dress?!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I loved my bustle where they put snaps into the dress to pin it up on the inside.  Basically, my dress  when bustled looked like a dress that never had a train.  I loved it!!! Maybe this type of bustle would work for you 🙂 Your dress is amazing btw!!IMG_5635

Post # 4
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Wannabee

Alrighty, I made an account just to reply to this thread for you. I was a bridal consultant for three years and it can be done! What you need is a sort of cross between a ballroom style bustle and an under bustle. If the lining of the dress should get a more secure under bustle under neath the dress, then have the seamstress do a more discreet set of bustle buttons along the waist of your skirt where they will blend in so that just the lace is delicately pulled up, not the entire lace and under skirt. I hope this makes sense? I tried to find some photos online to show examples. Unfortunately lots of your skirt will be covered with a bustle, but you won’t notice when you are enjoying yourself and your party. 

It will also be easier to move about and put less wear and tear on the dress if you bustle it, rather than drag it on the ground. Don’t forget you can also fold your bustle more inwards when you do it up the day of. When you pin a bustle in the shop, its not as seamless or nice as it will appear once the buttons are actually attached

A wrist loop is always an option, but I always warn that it is awkward when you’re dancing, greeting and hugging people or trying to hold a drink and other items. Dresses can be quite heavy and having a loop of thin ribbon on your wrist can be uncomfortable. 

 

I hope this helps a little bit. Sorry for the giant photo. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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fl0werbee :  this is what I was going to recommend.. Best bustle ever!!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

This thread is blowing my mind – those bustles are practically invisible! I really need to post here for bustling advice!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

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westcoastbee :  That’s amazing, I thought I’d seen all kinds of bustles, but that’s a new one to me. Looks great! Very helpful post.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had an Austrian bustle and loved it.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i would do a french under bustle, that’s what i did with my dress. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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smthingblu :  i found one decent picture of the back of my dress

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