(Closed) What is a bustle and will I need one???????

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

There are a ton of different ways to bustle a dress – some are obvious (and kind of ugly in my opinion), but some are so integrated into the overall look of the dress that you don’t even know it’s bustled. Find a good alterations person and they should be able to suggest the right bustle for your dress.

I have a ball gown and my tailor is doing a 10-point ball gown bustle…when it’s up, you can’t even tell there’s a bustle underneath. LOVE IT!

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Just to throw out another option that I haven’t seen mentioned: you could consider getting a second, cheap white dress for the reception if you want a long train for the ceremony but don’t want to bustle. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Just to throw out another option that I haven’t seen mentioned: you could consider getting a second, cheap, tea-length white dress for the reception if you want a long train for the ceremony but don’t want to bustle.  That’s what I plan to do.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I find them fugly, don’t know why.  I’m hoping to find a dress that doesn’t need one. 

Post # 20
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Bumble Beekeeper

A good seamstress will be able to design and make a bustle that blends in with your dress. I HATE bustles – particularly those that just are a single point on the back because it just looks like you’re pooping wedding dress fabric! My bustle blended so seamlessly with my original gown that a few people asked me if I had a detachable train because they couldn’t see the bustle! 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

elizaxschuyler :  Keep in mind there are several options for bustles. Some don’t look good on certain dresses. Ask your tailor to show you your options.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

elizaxschuyler :  I looked up your dress and while it’s not THAT long i would still recommend a bustle. For you I would roccommend the french bustle. The top dress layer can cover it up mostly and it won’t be very visible. This will still kepp the look of your dres intact in the back. But i recommend it as ppl will be getting up close and personal with you and a)they WILL tep on you and b) while siting down and getting up you will probably step on yourself. As well as when you’re dancing. Short end…yup i would just get the bustel. 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I had a long sweeping train and didn’t use the bustle-like button given as an option to lift the train – a couple of people stepped on my train and I did pick it up a few times to dance, but overall I managed fine without. 🙂

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

My wedding dress has a cathedral length train and I’m choosing not to have a bustle. 

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