(Closed) How To Bustle Dress — HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
34 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think a french bustle would be the best for that style dress.

Post # 3
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Is your skirt made of multiple layers that can be separated? I didn’t like how bustles looked either but my tailor came up with a really great solution.

My skirt was made of multiple layers of tulle. The tailor added three pickups on the back of the skirt but only to the top layer of tulle. (The pickups were held up by three brooches, you can kind of see two in the first picture, they look a bit off center Bc of how I was turned.) The top layer was pulled just off the ground but it didn’t change the overall look of the skirt (it still had the train). Then she added the bustle *under* the top layer.  So once my dress was bustled, it still looked the same bc the bustle didn’t show through the top layer. 

The first pic is how my dress looked unbustled, the second pic is with the bustle. I hope that helps 🙂


Post # 4
10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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kjflores :  

How about a  wrist strap?  I dislike the usual bustled  look too.

Post # 5
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Maybe you can use a wrist strap first (for the first dance and the beginning of the reception), but you will probably get tired of holding it, so I would recommend also having a bustle for later. I think after a while you will care less about how it looks and more about enjoying your night dancing. 🙂

Post # 6
821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I wouldn’t worry about it now. Wait until alterations – I never wanted a train or a bustle, but in alterations she pinned it up in the different ways it could be done so I could decide. I ended up removing the train and it was the best decision I made.

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