Post # 1
Bees! I had my first fitting today (yay!) and I love my dress, but I have no idea what to do about the bustle. Help!
The seamstress suggested a French bustle but it looked seriously awful. It messed with the flowy line of the dress and made it all bunched up behind, and you could see it from the front on the sides.
A 1 point bustle would keep the flowy shape of the dress but the button would have to be placed at the top of the skirt, right where three beautiful lace detail of the back ends – so the bustle would cover that a bit. Also not ideal.
I really do want to do a wrist loop – seems really impractical.
Any thoughts/recommendations on the bustle?
Post # 2
Gah also sorry for the huge pic!
Post # 3
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!!
Post # 4
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
this is what I was going to recommend.. Best bustle ever!!!
Post # 6
This thread is blowing my mind – those bustles are practically invisible! I really need to post here for bustling advice!
Post # 7
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
I had an Austrian bustle and loved it.
Post # 9
westcoastbee : fl0werbee :
Thank you both so much! Those bustles are incredible. I will definitely share these with my seamstress.
Post # 10
i would do a french under bustle, that’s what i did with my dress.
Post # 11
Thanks for the suggestion! Do you have any pics of your bustle?
Post # 12
i found one decent picture of the back of my dress