(Closed) show off your bustle and back of your gown

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


Normally I hate the look of any bustle, I couldn’t even tell it was bustled! Yours looks amazing and really natural with the dress. Awesome job!!

Post # 18
22 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Thanks, bunny!  I didn’t want the bustle to take away form the clean lines of the dress or hide the beadwork above the train.  Simplicity is a wonderful thing!  Plus it was very easy to get it tied up – Maid/Matron of Honor was very happy and thankful!

Post # 19
1268 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Post # 20
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

*Bump* Show me more too! My fitting is coming up!

Post # 21
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Post # 22
3616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My dress is HEAVY so I was very concerned how the bustle would work. Instead of doing a 3 point or whatever type system with multiple loops and buttons my tailor just put in a very sturdy loop and a string (the extra string that came with my dress for the corset) at the end of my train. The string went through the loop and voila!

Post # 23
1425 posts
Bumble bee

Bustled – 9 point with buttons underneath.

Not bustled

Post # 24
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@gundy21  I didn’t know ballroom bustles existed! I was wondering what I was going to do with my train…  but that solves that problem! 

Post # 25
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My train:

And my bustle:

It was a single point under bustle (french) on the lace overlay, with an overbustle point holding up the underskirt separately. 

Post # 26
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@kayakblondie:  Your dress is gorgeous and I love the bustle!

Post # 27
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yay! I think the bustles look so cool! I just had my first alterations appointment last weekend and the bustle works so well.

Dress unbustled:

Bustled (sorry, not the best pic!):


Post # 28
2540 posts
Sugar bee

Bump! I`d love to see more bustle pics as I am going for my fitting soon!

Post # 30
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just had my second fitting today! Here is the dress – pre bustle & fitting so you can see the train

And here it is with the bustle (3 point, 7 loop)

Post # 31
10712 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

5 point french bustle… it’ll lay prettier when it’s not just held up by a few pins tehe.

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