Post # 1
does anyone have any ideas about bustles for my dress? I didn’t even think to ask at the shop, but when I go back for alterations, I want to be prepared to talk about it. I’m on a budget, so I assume something simple is cheaper? I just know nothing about it…..
We’re having a small wedding with no dancing, so thats not my main worry, i just assume itd be a good idea so it the train doesnt get destroyed.
any help would be wonderful!
Post # 3
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
- 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.
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Post # 6
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
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! 🙂