(Closed) Long train without a bustle???

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Work with your alterationist. Maybe you can do an underbustle where the train just gets swept underneath. 

Post # 4
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

How long is your train? I also love the look of a long train on a lace dress which is why I got exactly that for my own. Here is a picture of me in my dress. The second picture is my dress on someone else, bustled. I found the pic while googling and this is how I will tell my seamstress to bustle mine. I like how the bustle keeps my dress looking full from the back.  





ETA: Honestly, unless you have a really REALLY short train, I would bustle it. I’ve worn evening gowns before that have a small train on the back, let me tell you it’s the most annoying thing ever. Slows down your walk, people step on it, gets SO dirty. I’d want to be so comfortable at the reception going from table to table and dancing. I’d never not bustle my train. 

Can you show us a picture of your dress with the train?


Post # 7
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I loved the train on my dress but was super worried about losing all the detail once it was bustled.

Thankfully, I was able to find one that worked for me (during an alterations fitting).

My bustle broke while dancing at my at-home reception so I had to hold the train by the wrist hook. It became super obnoxious and heavy after only about 10 minutes. I was so happy when my sister realized the bustle had just come undone and promptly re-hooked everything.

If you’re dress isn’t heavy or your train isn’t too long, you may be able to go sans bustle and just utilize the wrist hook if needed. Otherwise, I definitely suggest finding a bustle that you feel compliments your dress.

Post # 8
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Do a ballroom bustle. Your skirt will be pulled up from underneath and attahced to the underside of your skirt so that it looks like you have no train and no bustle, except that with lace it will look kind of like a bubble hem since the lace will clearly not end.

Post # 9
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@flying_hearts:  I am so picky about bustles, but I love yours! Do you have more photos of it? Do you know what type that is called?

Post # 10
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Pixienickie:  Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t 100% remember the name of the bustle but it ended up being pretty simple. From what I remember, my seamstress added an underbustle to the satin layer underneath and an overbustle to the lace. Both were held by one button each. Here are some guest pictures from our two at-home receptions. I don’t have any pro photos from our actual wedding day yet that really show it off.

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