(Closed) How to bustle my dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1360 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Excuse the disaster of my room lol but the first one is so you can see how long the train is and the second one is of my bustle. It’s a one hook over bustle so it is super simple to do. I bwt if you were any good with a needle and a thread you could DIY!

Post # 4
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d do a french bustle. Often, the dress dictates the bustile. Some are two heavy for an American/over bustle. You will have to pay by the number of points in the bustle, i.e. how many places the skirt hooks onto itself. If you go with a single point, it can be very hard to get a round skirt and the risk of the bustle breaking is very high. Since you have a chapel train (or maybe sweep… but certainly not cathedral), you shouldn’t need more than 5 points, and 3 may be enough. I had a similar skirt and had 9 points I think, but I was much more concerned with the security of the bustle than with the cost since I really didn’t want the dress damaged.

Post # 6
11465 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had an Austrian bustle, and I loved it.  Here is the back of my dress, shown unbustled:

And here it is, shown bustled:

Post # 7
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


That’s a gorgeous gown! I really like the sleeves and the back! I also have a lace dress, though it’s a bit more mermaid than fit and flare. The seamstress put a very simple 3 point bustle in for me that shows off the lace edging around the train.

This is my dress:


…and I don’t have a picture of me in the dress when it’s been bustled, but this is sort of how it looks:


Hope that helps! 🙂

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