(Closed) Show off your bustle!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Very pretty gown 🙂

Here is my bustle. It is a 6 point French bustle.

Post # 4
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Here is mine! I love how it drapes.

I bustled the two layers separately, the underskirt is a single point over bustle, and the lace is a single point under bustle.  Bustles can add a lot of flare to a dress so if you don’t like what they suggest initially, ask them to try different things!

I actually put in the bustle myself (well my mom had to help a bit since I couldn’t physically wear the dress and place pins at the same time) using this tutorial: http://sewfordough.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/making-french-bustles-even-easier-than-before/ 

Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

@BaltyBride11: I’m also wearing the mimi.  The saleslady showed me two different types, i think she called them American (where the bustle is on the top) and French (where the bustle is tucked under – simple, not tucked in 6 points like the other poster). I liked the bustle tucked under because it look like a smoother look, given that the dress is smooth itself. Please post pics! It would help me out too 🙂 my fitting is in June.  good luck

Post # 6
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It was a little longer than it was supposed to be b/c I decided to wear flats at the last minute. It was a simple 3 point bustle.

Post # 7
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


At my final fitting I asked for a Bustle so I can pin it and take it off for different parts of the Wedding, whats cool is, it kind of Bustles to the SIDE, which is kind of different but neat.

Here is the dress as is without the bustle.






And here it is with the bustle on the side


Post # 8
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

heres mine! i dont know what its called but i love it!!! (its just pinned in this pic because it was the first time i tried on my dress)

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