(Closed) Show Me Your Bustle!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper

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kcoast :  

How about a ballroom bustle ? The least obtrusive and awkward-looking  one imo. 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m not sure what my bustle is called.. I’ve heard it called a lot of different names, including under-bustle and ballroom bustle, but there are different bustles that are called the same thing.  

Anyway, my bustle basically folded my dress in on itself, creating a new bottom. It had 17 points.

gah I’m bad at explaining.

Here’s un-bustled:

and bustled:

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I really wanted a single point over bustle but my train was too long and heavy.  I don’t know how many points I ended up having but it was alot…

Un-bustled..

0606

Bustled..

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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kcoast :  it stayed bustled without a problem.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I had originally wanted to not bustle at all, I wanted to do the wrist loop.  I mentioned this to my alterations person, who silently took the end of my train and stuck it in my hand.  The point being: my train is long.  It is very long.  I’d need to cut half of it off to get by without a bustle.  Because of the style of the dress (we have it roughly estimate to late 1940s but can’t be 100% sure), we opted for a French bustle.

Here’s the dress when I first got it, rumpled and sad, from a dark corner in an antique store:

And here it is with the bustle.  Yes, I’m a nerd, a dork, and all that.  My Maid/Matron of Honor told me to give it a walk to see how it handled and then decided to film me looking like an idiot.

All in all, I like it – it moves well, it doesn’t topple me over with the weight, and it lets me keep the train I’d really wanted.  It’s a 9 point bustle – Miranda, of Miranda’s Vintage Bridal in Tremont, had hoped to get by with 7 points.  No, this dress was just too big for that.  The train is as long as I am tall.  That makes me smile.  It’s low enough that it doesn’t make my rear look any bigger than it already is, so that’s another plus.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

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squirrelyone :  Lol you paint a picture!!!

I had no idea there were different kinds of bustles so I’m just commenting to follow.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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amanda1988 :  OMG! This is how I want mine to look! Can I steal your pictures to show my seamstress when it is time?

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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MrsWiggles :  yes.

also Google ms. nacho underbustle and you will see a few more weddingbee threads with photos of the same bustle on different dresses.  ms.nacho was the bee who made this style somewhat known on the weddingbee. 🙂

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I had the same type of bustle as 

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amanda1988 :  and loved it!  it had several buttons to use but it stayed perfectly in place and I loved how it looked 🙂

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Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

So I didn’t have the exact same dress as you but mine was Allure and it had a similar train. I had to argue with my seamstress to put in a bustle and in the end she ended up creating one that I was happy with (and charged me and arm and a leg for it) But I was glad I did because I danced my butt off all night. Here is the best photo I have of it bustled. She had to do one bustle for the stiffer layers underneeth and then another one of the softer top layers.

 

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