Post # 1
My dress is a satin A-line dress from Alfred Angelo (I guess you’d call it a A-line – it’s fitted around the hips but the shape is closer to an A-line than to a fit-and-flare, I think). It has a chapel-length train and a corset back. Here are photos of the dress on the model:
How would you bustle this dress? I like how the one-point overbustle looks, but I hear it’s more prone to breaking, especially with heavier fabrics like satin. Would you suggest an underbustle/ French bustle? Or just a three-point bustle, whether over or under? I’m looking to keep my costs for this as low as possible, so I’d like to keep the bustle simple, though I still want it to be secure and look great!
Post # 3
probably a french bustle is best…
Post # 5
When it comes to French bustles I really like the look of double French bustles, too – which I realize would be more expensive – but do you think a double would work on this dress or do you think just a basic French bustle would be best?
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I doubt you ave enough skirt for a double but these are questions only a seamstress can actually answer. We have no idea hhealthy that skirt is,and AA probably has a recommended bustlit for it.
Post # 7
Double french bustle, for sure. Do it up!
Post # 8
Honestly I’m not a huge fan of french bustles, but that’s just me!
I have a similar AA dress and my seamstress did a very simple under-skirt bustle.
Post # 9
@mrsSonthebeach: Yes, I thought the short length of the train might prevent something like a double bustle. And I know it’s hard to say by just looking at the model photos, but I’m just hoping to get some perspective so I know what to talk to the seamstress about when I finally go to have it done. 🙂
@KristenGotMarried: You know, sometimes I don’t like the way French bustles look, either – the dress looks kind of puckered in the back – that’s the only way I can think to describe how it looks to me. I think that’s why I like the double French bustle better, because it looks more deliberate and elegant. I also like overbustles because of how they flow and how clean they look. But I wonder if the material of my dress would make the French bustle flow just as nicely. I am looking around to find a good, knowledgeable seamstress who won’t lead me astray and who will do what’s most reasonable for my dress.