New Bee here! Looking for advise. Bustle or no??

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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942 posts
Busy bee

I don’t really like both looks too. But I would pick the first one (French) since it shows off more of the back bottom part of your dress and looks neater. While it may not feel heavy for a few minutes, it may be for a longer time (hours). Also the train may get in the way as you cut the cake, hold things and generally just be annoying being lifted up for the entire reception. 

Post # 4
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324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’d do a bustle – I don’t love mine either but it looks weird having a hand loop in pics and having all this fabric draped over your arm. Also it’s going to be a pain when you’re trying to dance, etc. Most pictures are goinng to be of your front and not of the bottom of the dress / bustle, so you’re not going to see the bustle in more than half your pictures. 

I think I prefer the first bustle better in your pictures.

Post # 5
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We’re date twins smile I’d definitely recommend doing a bustle, that way you can dance as much as you want and not have to worry about your train. I prefer the first bustle you posted.

Post # 7
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

kalipenguin13 :  Yes I’m in Ohio! I have my final fitting coming up in two weeks so I’ll get to see the bustle then. I didn’t know anything about bustles either! Haha your dress is beautiful by the way.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

kalipenguin13 :  I love the first one. I think with that style though, the bustle points are usually attached to the underside of the fabric whereas in your pic, it looks like they’re on the outside. Maybe that was just for the quick demo? I would ask her if the points can be under the fabric, and also arranged so there’s less of a difference in length between the overskirt and underskirt.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

kalipenguin13 :  

I really don’t like bustles,  particularly the sort that looks as if emanating from  your bum –  so I;m  not really much help except to say what about the one that is  kind of tucked up underneath the skirt ? 

Also there is one called, I think,   the Austrian  bustle  that has  a ribbon threaded through  so you pull it up  like a blind.

If a loop is possible it’s always the best look I believe.   

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

I had both wrist loop and bustle. The loop was useful during photos to pick the train up when we were moving, but it got heavy fast. I was very glad to bustle my dress! So I’d advise against just a wrist loop.

Post # 14
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2763 posts
Sugar bee

You look stunning!!! Have you tried a royal bustle? I’s similar to the french, because it tucks under, but it tucks under the whole dress, not just the top part. So it looks like a regular dress with no train.

Post # 15
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I really don’t like bustles! Your dress style is smilar to mine. Mine was all lace with a long trail. I didn’t get it bustles. Instead we put a wrist loop at the bottom of the trail and I hooked it to my wrist when I needed. While I am dancing (I am Turkish so dancing was non stop 🙂 ) I didn’t really use the loop. It was so fun to play with the skirt. If you want to see any pics you can DM me. I really don’t think that you need a bustle. 

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