(Closed) To Bustle or Not to Bustle? Thinkg of removing the train?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you remove the train entirely or would you bustle this dress?

    Remove the train, make the hem all the same length

    French Bustle/Under Bustle

    Over Bustle

    Another Type of Bustle Style - post pic in comments

  • Post # 3
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m having the exact same problem. Most people have told me to bustle, but I kind of just want to make the bottom even. 

    What’s stopping me is that I think trains are really pretty, and I think your train really suits you dress, so I vote bustle.

    Post # 4
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Are you attached to the idea of having a train?  If you’re not, remove it.  If I had bought the dress I originally wanted I probably would have removed the train.. But this is from someone who thinks bustles are hideous.

    If you want to keep the train, but don’t like the look of a bustle, you should consider the bustle which has points under the skirt (not French), so it appears as though there is no bustle at all.  It basically creates a “U” formation on the underside of your dress.  I’ll repost if I can find it.

    Post # 7
    1713 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I say keep the train and do a French (under) Bustle!

    When do we ever have the opportunity to ever wear a dress with a train, take it!

    Post # 10
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I was set on cutting my train off and my seamstress talked me out of it – I’m SO glad she did.  I have some fantastic photos from my wedding day and I couldn’t imagine them without the train of the dress.  I did a french bustle as well and loved it!

    Post # 11
    1 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Check out this article on TLC:  http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/weddings/much-ado-about-alterations1.htm


    Randy talks about different bustles at the bottom.  You don’t have to pick the regular ones!  The one called a hem bustle might help if you don’t like some of the typical bustles.  However, I think the way your dress gathers in the back would really compliment a french bustle with 3 points. 

    Post # 12
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was SUPER SUPER SUPER anti-train because I have a big booty and didn’t want my dress piled up on it during the reception, and when I ordered my dress without the train, when it came in, I HATED the back of it and was “that bride” that burst into tears in the back of the bridal salon.  Long story short…I ended up ordering a new dress and kept the train, and I loved it.  I had them do the V-shaped bustle underneath like one of the previous posters mentioned, and it just honestly looked like it was gone for the reception!  Below is what it looked like bustled.  We missed one of the snaps so you can see a little corner sticking out haha!  🙂  But I absolutely loved it!


    Post # 13
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am thinking an Austrian Bustle would look amazing with this dress, especially with the design on the back that already is gathered in an upside down V shape. Look below.


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