Post # 1
I need to start going in for my fittings so I need to make a decision on what I want to do with the train… my gown has a tulle bottom/skirt and is a chapel train.
I’m not a fan of bustles… just never really cared for the look so I wanted to just cut most of the train and just have a few inches left but my parents really want me to keep the whole train.
Here is a picture of my dress from the back- that is NOT me in the picture. I found this off of Google. I don’t have any with me wearing my gown from the back.
The length I know is different for everybody depending on height- this picture is pretty close to how long the train is on me too.
Anyways- what did yall do with your tulle trains? Visual aids would be helpful… =o)
Post # 2
What dress do you have? i love it!
Post # 3
iheartpenguins: If you don’t want the train, chop off the train! This is about you being comfortable, not your parents.
I want to say I’ve seen examples of bustled dresses that do not look bustled at all. I believe the end of the train is tucked up under the dress so that it is all the same length, but I could be wrong. I can’t find anything at the moment.
EDIT: Check out the “combining styles” section of this page. Looks like it may work with your dress. http://www.leanna.com/Bustle/Bustles.shtml
Post # 4
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
What about a bustle like this so it doesn’t change the silhouette of the dress?
Post # 5
oooohhhh the train is sooo prrrreeetttttyyyy though! Maybe they can tuck it up inside. Like someone else said though if you don’t want to wear a train don’t.
Post # 6
Even if you chop the train mostly off but leave a sweep train, just know that it will get stepped on. The point of the bustle is to lift the train off the floor so that yourself (when stepping backwards) or your guests don’t step all over it causing you to stumble or having your dress ripped.
So if you don’t care about the train at all then I would suggest having it cut off completely and making your dress into a basic ballgown sans train. But there are many bustle options that would look great with your dress. So I would suggest you have your seamstress offer up some suggestions and if you still want to chop the train, then chop away. Just don’t make this irreversible decision without seeing your options.
Post # 7
mightyduck17: Thank you! It is a DB gown- style #wg3633- the stock pictures do not do it justice! So much prettier on pictures of real brides wearing them!
NovemBride1415: lamington: freckles071611:
I do LOVE the look of the train- it’s just that I have a vision that is stuck in my brain forever. I went to a wedding and the bride kept having to kick her bustled train during her first dance and father/daughter dance. LOL. I remember thinking- how UNCOMFORTABLE that must be…
I agree though- it is ultimately my decision. I do want to please my parents though. I am the only daughter in the family so they are really excited about the wedding. More so than I am actually!
NovemBride1415: DrunkInLove: lamington:
I have seen very nice bustling on gowns- when I looked up bustles for tulle ballgowns, there just wasn’t very many options or it was uber expensive because of the many layers. But yes- you guys are all right- I need to talk to my seamstress about my options first.
Post # 8
I think the reason that bride had to kick at it so much was because the bustle that was used wasn’t appropriate for her dress. I know with my dress I had a two point bustle and once that thing was buttoned in I had no idea that there was extra fabric back there. So I think it comes down to your seamstress and doing a bustle that will stay and works with your dress. Your dress seems like it is on the lighter side so when the fabric is bustled it won’t feel as heavy as say you have a super elaborate, embellished train. KWIM?
I think this bustle (looks to be a double french buslte) would work well with your dress.
Post # 9
I’m in the same boat I don’t like bustles – but I must say I LOVE the back of your gown, PLS don’t cut it!!! That’s not even an option for me because the train of mine is tulle but it also has eyelash lace on it, that I certainly don’t want to loose!! I’m sure you can find a nice way to bustle it that you’ll be ok with, the back is really beautiful!
Post # 10
freckles071611: Thank you! I do like the bustle on that gown… I will have to take a screenshot of it for reference when I go see the seamstress.
futureMrsHidalgo: LOL- thank you! I love the look of the train too… just not sure how I will do with it on the night of!
BTW- your gown sounds beautiful with all the details.
Post # 11
I have a tulle ballgown with a train maybe a smidge longer than that. It’s being bustled similar to the pictures above – 3 clear buttons hidden at the waistband. It was not the most expensive part of my alterations at all.
Post # 12
stephncollins: oh.. hmm.. that is good news! Thank you! I was really afraid that the layers would make for a higher bill. That’s a relief!