Post # 1
Alright, ladies. I have the gorgeous Allure 9269 in the champagne/ivory/silver color. Originally, I didn’t want a bustle at all and was going to hem the dress all one length. Then I decided that I wanted a slight train because of the beautiful buttons that go down the back of the dress. I took it in to be altered, and I will go back in a few weeks to figure out the bustle.
What kind of bustle would you guys do on this dress? I’ll be honest, I hated bustles before finding my dress and now I don’t think it would look too bad. I just don’t want to look like I’ve got a huge ruffle butt 😉
Show me your bustles, please!
Post # 2
How about a ballroom bustle ? The least obtrusive and awkward-looking one imo.
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
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…
Post # 5
I love that! I didn’t know that was a certain kind of bustle! Did it stayed bustled all night or did walking around mess some of them up?
Post # 6
The train on your dress is gorgeous!
Post # 7
it stayed bustled without a problem.
Post # 8
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
Lol you paint a picture!!!
I had no idea there were different kinds of bustles so I’m just commenting to follow.
Post # 10
OMG! This is how I want mine to look! Can I steal your pictures to show my seamstress when it is time?
Post # 11
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
I had the same type of bustle as amanda1988 :
and loved it! it had several buttons to use but it stayed perfectly in place and I loved how it looked 🙂
Post # 13
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.