(Closed) i HATE bustles.

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: bustles....love them or hate them?
    love! : (36 votes)
    17 %
    hate! : (87 votes)
    41 %
    indifferent.... : (89 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I really don’t like them either. I really didn’t want one. I told the alterations to forget about it because I thought they were so ugly.

    And then I tried to dance with my sister at the alterations appointment. Wasn’t gonna work. I got a bustle.

    Ugh.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @luvbug080688:  I hate almost every single one of them too…but I wanted a train on my dress for the ceremony, and definitely didn’t want it trailing all night while dancing…my seamstres showed that w/ my dress we could just flip the train under so it didn’t look like a bustle with fabric pooping out of my butt (ugh, i really really hate most traditional bustles, lol). I’d show a picture but I don’t have one full length from behind while bustled, at least not one already uploaded here…

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    From what I read on boards, a lot of brides don’t like them.  I voted indifferent. Personally, I don’t get what the big deal is. You have a long train, and they need to gather it up so you can walk around and dance. I’ve never looked at a bride and thought “omg her bustle is so ugly!”. It’s just – a bustle, it is what it is.

    What exactly do you hate about them?

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i love certain styles but not all of them. there are some that i hate. i really hate the american bustle but i love french and austrian bustles.

    Post # 7
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    3195 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i really don’t like them, but my train is so long i basically have to have one. i just tried to choose one that i hated the least. -_-

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i got really weird about it. so many look like vaginas to me.

    i ended up getting a 3 point overbustle and it was a giant piece of shit/waste of money. i regret even using the person i did for alterations/bustling. siiiigh.

    Post # 9
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    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @luvbug080688:  But there’re so many different styles! Do you really hate all? I can understand not liking them if you find them cumbersome, though. Or if you’re like my little sister, who hates when it looks like “stuff is coming/growing out of her butt.” 

     

    It’s pretty simple for me: I love pretty bustles; I’m indifferent to “ugly” ones. I think they can add depth and drama to an already lovely gown or an otherwise boring dress.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    For every dress I liked, I asked the person helping me to hold it up like it was bustled so I could see it like that too. The one I ended up buying flowed really smoothly into the bustle so it didn’t look weird like some do.

     

    Post # 11
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I showed my seamstress a picture of my dress being bustled in the way I wanted it (3 point over bustle. (picture on left)

    And this is what I got.

     

    To say I am not happy is an understatement.  I have a feeling my mom and I will be working on it on my wedding day to get it to lay flat without those corners at the bottom.

     

    Post # 12
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    1607 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Went to two wedding last year and neither bride could keep her dress bustled for longer then 20 minutes – both were annoyed. I said I would never have one for that reason alone.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @suburbian:  I did a flip under with ties, it stayed all night, my BMs just knotted that shit instead of tying bows 🙂 I’ve seen many an over bustle fall though, since it’s visible and you can’t just knot it…

    Post # 14
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    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t really like how they look usually, but I loved mine.  It was tucked completely underneath (underbustle?, not sure of the term), so it just look like a regular floor length dress when bustled.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    They’re a necessary evil, to be sure. While I’d love to have walked around all night with my train following me, it would have been horribly impractical. So bustle it was.

     

    Every style of dress will have a different type of bustle that will look best with it. I had a three-point overbustle and it looked fine on my dress — because my skirt was tulle. I certainly don’t regret being able to dance and run around without me/anyone else ripping/tripping on my dress!

    Post # 16
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Another vote for necessary evil.  By the time we were done pictures, I was ready to hack the train off my dress with scissors. Thank goodness for a bridemaid who’d bustled her own prom dresses before- she had mine up and done before I could muster one more complaint!

    I didn’t love the look, but it was better than dragging around two feet of fabric all night. And it made the dress flare out all pretty when I spun around on the dance floor, which made for great pictures.

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