(Closed) How many of you did not get your dress bustled?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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 # 5
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is my dress:

I’m not bustling it. I dont like the way it looks when bustled.

Post # 6
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I opted for no bustle.  The train is very short

 from DB website

Post # 8
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


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!”

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