(Closed) what to do with my tulle train

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

What dress do you have? i love it!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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
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Buzzing bee
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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
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Buzzing bee

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 # 8
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Buzzing bee

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
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Worker bee

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 # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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.

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