Post # 1
This is my dress: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-Ball-Gown-with-Appliques-and-Tulle-Underlay-9V3179
The back isn’t very long and it does come with a strap underneath to hold. My seamstress mentioned that with all of the detailing and tulle that it would look better not bustled (I guess the tulle cannot be bustled so it will be sticking out, looking like a mess) Thoughts?
Post # 3
I personally hate bustles and never wanted one, so I’m having my dress altered to not have the train (just an inch or two trailing in the back) so that I don’t have to have a bustle sticking out of my tushie, lol. My veil for the ceremony trails several feet behind me so it will act as the train with all the drama as I walk down the aisle, and then will be removed after to look sleek sexy and dance easily without trailing any dress or falling out of a bustle all night long 🙂
Post # 4
That’s a great idea! Yeaaaaa, I’m afraid a bustle would make my butt look even bigger!
Post # 5
This is my dress:
I’m not bustling it. I dont like the way it looks when bustled.
Post # 6
@MrsHart2Bee: It sounds like you don’t have to bustle your dress, but I just wanted to chime in and say you absolutely can bustle a tulle dress if you want to!
Post # 7
I opted for no bustle. The train is very short
from DB website
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I have to bustle my dress, it’s just too big of a train not to, but you know there are other bustles than the ballroom bustle, I would ask a seamstress what your options are. …that’s the only one I could think of that would make you worry about your bootie looking too big!
You can’t really tell in the DB link, but depending on how far it trails, if it’s only a few inches a bustle may not be necessary, you are right. But I wouldn’t plan on carrying it around by the strap, on my dress at least that’s only for hanging it up! And I’ve seen a few pics of girls that didn’t do bustles then they are literally carrying the back of their dress around all night, which doesn’t look fun to me!
Post # 9
I’m not a fan of bustling, so I’m opting for the traditional handle bustle, which sounds like what your dress currently has. It means you have to carry your dress’ train when you move around throughout the evening.
Post # 10
My dress has a tulle skirt similar to yours. I opted to have it made without the train because I really didn’t want to deal with a dirty, heavy train at an outdoor wedding nor have to bustle it. I feel like it is still plenty dramatic without, especially because of the volume in the skirt.
Post # 11
Thats the back of mine. The salon wanted to bustle it all to the left side, which made me looked lopsided. So I’m just going to pick it up halfway down the train, then pin it to the right side. When I do it I’ll take a picture cause it looks way nicer. And I dont have a big “bustle bum!”