(Closed) What bustle? (PICS)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which bustle?
    french : (12 votes)
    18 %
    2t french : (5 votes)
    8 %
    pirate : (28 votes)
    42 %
    1 pt under bustle : (19 votes)
    29 %
    None- I will tell you which kind! : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    The picture of the bustle that isn’t your dress: that’s not a 1 pt. bustle. That looks like it has at least 5 points, but it is a single bustle. “Point” refers to the number of places the bustle is attached under the dress.

    I like the single multi-point french bustle as pictured in that picture.

    Post # 5
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    If you look at the folds in the layer hiding the bustle points, each of those folds in the fabric represents a point. Otherwise, all the fabric would cascade out without spreading out across the back of the dress with those little folds. A French bustle IS an under bustle.

    Post # 6
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    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think the pirate bustle will look good once done better. Not completely sure though! Second choice is the 2t french

    Post # 7
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Just for comparison, I had a 13 point french bustle

    Also, the fabric on our dress is too heavy for a single point bustle.

    Post # 9
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    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    The one that’s not your dress looks really odd to me, almost like it’s tucked into her underwear by accident or something (it’s obviously lower than her butt, but it’s the style that makes it look so).

    I voted for the pirate.

    Post # 10
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    914 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I like the pirate bustle. It’s different and very pretty.

    Post # 11
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    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m not a fan of bustles at all.  If it can be done I like a ballgown (I think that’s what it’s called) bustle.  Where they make the back of the dress look just like the front of the dress. 

    But of these, I think the pirate looks best (if done properly of course) 

    Post # 13
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Also, just a few other things to consider, whether your french bustle has many tiers or just one is usually a function of train length. Your dress looks like it has a shorter train, so one tier should do it. How many points you have and where they attach is also usually a function of the amount of fabric and shape of train. The whole point is for the seamstress to place the points such that your gown ends up have the hem of a floorlength gown with no train. In your first picture, the points need to be adjusted. The one on the center is not high enough compared to some on the outside, which is why the crinoline is showing but the center of the back is trailing on the floor. That’s also why the line of the fabric hiding the bustle goes straight across the back of your legs. Usually the bride’s choice is an under style (like french) or an overstyle (like American) or a ballroom style (with soft of a bubble hem in the back since the fabric is ties up underneath to make the gown look like it ws an actual ballgown to start with). There are a few other more complicated options for dresses with long trains or certain details.

    The pirate bustle once done properly could be pretty neat if there’s enough fabric for it.

    Post # 15
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    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I really like the pirate bustle.  I’ve never seen that before.  I wish I’d seen that before I got my bustle done!  🙂  Your dress looks similar to mine, in that it’s a narrower skirt.  I had all sorts of trouble with mine.  See http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-frenchunder-bustle-on-a-line-dress-pics  I took it back, and they fixed it.  It took a while, and she had to do a 2t french to make it work (though it didn’t look like yours, I think one of the tiers was hidden).  I didn’t understand why it was so hard, when at the bridal shop, they made it work so well with a binder clip.  But when we tried it like they had it there, the sides were still too long.  Whatever you do, avoid having wings!  🙂

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