Post # 1
So, I’m getting married in a week, and my dress fits perfectly, and everything is great, and I’m dying of anxiety, but whatever, it’s all good.
The thing is, I got my dress back from the seamstress like a week ago with the bustle added, and it’s weird? Like. They put a button on my train. And not a tiny little button. A big, shiny, clear button. On the train of my dress. Is that normal?? My sister had a bustle on her dress six months ago and it was three tiny hooks… not visible. AND, to make it even weirder, it has two loops made of this thick string to hold the button, and these loops stick out ON MY BUTT. And they’re big loops to hold the big button!!!
My dress material is kind of heavy, so maybe hooks wouldn’t work and they needed a giant button? Has anyone else had a bustle like this?
I’m about 80 per cent determined to just cut it all off and not have a bustle at all. I’ve got a train, sure, but my wedding is a beach wedding with a fancy dinner and a bonfire, there won’t be dancing, I don’t need a bustle, do I? My bridesmaid says she can take the button off for the ceremony and reattach it for after, and that she’ll somehow hide the giant loops. But… that’s weird. Isn’t it?
Post # 2
pic? My bustle also used clear buttons and loops (it’s much more secure that hooks) but buttons weren’t noticable unless you really were looking for them, and the loops were on the train (not my butt). Basically buttons were on the dress itself and loops on the train – none of which stood out at all.
Post # 3
That doesn’t sound good :/ can you post a pic? If you can’t redo it any other way I’ll go for what your bridesmaid suggested.
Post # 5
It will probably be fine…. the loops don’t look that big in the picture and the button will probably be small and no one will notice it. I think I was mostly just thrown off because I was expecting tiny hooks… I will hide the loops. It’s lace, I should be able to tuck them in, right?
Post # 6
That seems backwards to me. Usually the button goes on your butt and the loops go on the train. Im sure you will be able to hide the loops in the lace but if you’re stressed, call your seamstress.
Post # 7
What they did definitely seems weird… But I really just came on to say that you look amazing in your dress!! It fits you so well, and holy hourglass figure batman!
Post # 8
Oooo I don’t know much about the right size/location of bustles, but just wanted to jump in and say that dress is to die for Bee! You killed it! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Post # 9
I agree with jenkat205
– for my bustle, the (clear) button was on my butt and the loops were on the train (hidden underneath so you couldn’t see them when the train was out). This is also how most of my married friend’s bustles were done. I didn’t find the button that obvious and no one really stood close enough to me to see it. Once my dress was bustled it was hidden anyway.
I had a lace dress too and my seamstress said that it was too heavy to use hooks, so I’m guessing it’s the same situation with yours.
Post # 10
That does seem weird.
My bustle had the loop on the lining of the train and a tie inside just below my butt, so the lining of the dress was basically caught and bustled and because the lace over the top was attached, it went with it. I didn’t specify a type of bustle, or get asked for my opinion, but I probably only wore the dress bustled for an hour anyway.
ETA – like this which I reckon you could easily do yourself: https://sewinggarden.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/bustles-for-your-wedding-gown/
Post # 11
My dress is lace and tulle and needed a 7-point bustle with buttons and loops because of the weight of the fabric. I don’t think anyone will notice the buttons or loops.
Post # 12
The loops and button should both be on the underside of your dress as far as I have been before. I would not be happy with this!
Post # 13
You look incredible in that dress. It suits you to a tee. As for the button the position, I personally like a French bustle more than an American one. You do not see any buttons or loops on a French one.