(Closed) I HATE MY BUSTEL!! is it supposed to look like this?!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6818 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It is a very poor over bustle, you should have maybe asked for a under bustle? 

Post # 4
6549 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Nel13:  I don’t think there is anything wrong with it, i think you look beautiful. 

But, if you are unhappy with it than you need to tell the bridal store and tell them what you want changed. You are a paying customer and this is a one day experience, and it needs to be perfect. Don’t feel bad. 

Post # 5
9918 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t like the bustle, either.  Ask them to do it a different way.

Post # 6
12257 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I definitely see what you mean about the hem job! And you’re right, the bustle is too low, and spaced a little bizarrely.

I would definitely bring it to a (highly regarded) independent seamstress, and see what she says.

Post # 7
1033 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would ask about doing a french or underbustle. I dont like how the bustle you have hides all that gorgeous lace! It also kind of adds to your hips in the front, which makes me think they did it wrong? 

Tell them you would like to see different options. 🙂

Post # 8
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

It’s quite a big dress, my mom is a seamstress annd is here with me, she says if you try to do something else, it’s going to look like a big wad of tulle on your butt and make it difficult to keep your balance. Good luck with it!

Post # 9
6134 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

The tulle looks uneven when it’s not bustled and when it is bustled, it looks very sloppy. I would demand that it be fixed and that the tulle is “cut” better

Post # 11
9692 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@BrandNewBride:  +1. I will also pretend I didn’t have to look up what a bustle is 😛 But now that I know, I’m pleased I can agree in an informed fashion.

Post # 13
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Nel13:  First the tulle is stiff Once you were the dress a little bit, it will relax some. The pics are hard to truly see for the issues with the hem. An under bustle would be hard for a tulle dress because it’s going to look wadded up (think about wadded up tulle)…they could put the hooks a little closer but we think it’s the way it is so you don’t have a TON of tulle sticking out your backside. For pictures sake, they are doing you a favor. You could also steam the dress a little and that will relax the tulle as well.

Post # 14
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think your best bet is to find pictures of bustles on similar dresses – I imagine there would be many different ways to bustle a dress like yours. If you find some pictures of what you want, then show them to the seamstress and ask them what they can do – there are a surprisingly large number of ways to bustle a dress and the seamstress will usually just go with a default option unless you tell them otherwise.

Post # 15
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My skirt was heavy and required a bustle like yours to hold it up. An under bustle just wouldn’t do. Luckily my seamstress was fantastic and was able to cover the hooks with little bits of lace so the look still manages to be seamless. Would something similar work for your dress? 

Post # 16
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Did they do a 3 point? Meaning that it comes up in 2 different spots? That very different. I worked in bridal and i dont think i have ever seen that before. I dont think an under bustle will work at all with that kind of dress because of all the tulle. i would take it back and say your disappointed and demand to have it redone right. maybe show them a pic of how you want it. heres pics of an under and over bustle so you get an idea of what they should be like. the under one is ovibously just quickly done but gets the idea accross. but yours as an over buslte should look more like the top pic

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