To bustle or not to bustle- let’s see your pics!

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 2
2793 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I didn’t bustle! My train was pretty small so I didn’t see the point. On my wedding day I was happy that I didn’t bother. 

Post # 3
1946 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I had a really long train and I didn’t have it bustled. I don’t like the way that my wedding dress looked with a bustle

Post # 4
252 posts
Helper bee


After Bustle

Post # 5
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I knew I didn’t want to bustle my dress, I didn’t like any bustles I’d seen. I looked specifically for dresses with small or no trains, but ended up getting one that had a longer train and cutting it off in alterations. I did leave a small amount of train, I think they call it a puddle train. Just enough to feel special but not enough to need a bustle.

It was a little sad to cut off the beautiful train but I knew it would be worth it. Plus I had a very short ceremony at the same venue as my reception, so I didn’t feel like I needed a big train or a different look than the reception.

I was very happy with my choice. I loved the way it looked, and I was glad I didn’t have to worry about bustling it day of.


Before alterations (though not a great view of the train, it was really very pretty all spread out):


After alterations:

Post # 6
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre

sammypassion :  I LOVEEEEEEEE how they did your bustle!!! I have no idea what to do with mine. They pulled it up and tucked it under but it didn’t look good like yours! Lol

Post # 7
252 posts
Helper bee

cloud9bride :  I believe mine was a 6point bustle. Possibly more ! Have them give you different options. 

Post # 8
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I hate how bustles look, but I managed to work with my alterations person to get a bustle that wasn’t super obvious! Pic 1 is no bustle, pic 2 has the bustle 


Post # 9
9580 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

i did an under-bustle aka a ballroom bustle aka a “ms nacho” (the first two could also mean different things.. but obviously when i went to the seamstress or when I went to the consignment store to sell I couldnt call it a mrs nacho.. I think I also heard it called a french bustle? I dont know, honestly.).  I hate bustles too, so my goal was to have it so it didnt really look bustled when it was bustled.

note: it took 17 points to make this happen.  It’s not trivial to do an under-bustle.  Luckily since the bustle and hem were literally the only alterations needed, I still spend under $200 on alterations.  (I also added those buttons in the back, which arent functional.. just pretty hehe)






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