(Closed) What are the other components of a dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

A bustle is a series of buttons or tie-ups that pick your train up off the ground for the reception. They are sewn into a dress by a seamstress. I think some people wear corsets or long-line bras with their dresses. Most of the extras are your choice though! 

Post # 5
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Haha no problem. I think you’re talking about crinoline. It makes the dress all poofy Laughing

Post # 6
Member
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@shychigirl:  You’re thinking of the 19th century bustles that really was a little frame that was worn over the butt, under the skirt.  Same idea as modern wedding gowns though… it holds the skirt up so it doesn’t drag and the poofiness doesn’t deflate 🙂

My advice is when you go wedding gown shopping, bring a regular strapless bra you have at home and wear regular underwear.  Then ask the sales people about what kind of undergarments work for various types of dresses, and then can make suggestions about slips/petticoats/crinolines if the dress needs them (although ultimately, it’s up to you… don’t let them pressure you into buying a petticoat you don’t want!)

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