(Closed) While bustled, my dress still drags on the floor… is this really common?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

How much of  it is still touching the floor? I have seen it done this way where a tiny little bit still sweeps on the floor like a sweep train, as long as it inst several inches dragging behind you, you should be fine

Post # 4
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would just talk to your seamstress and see if she can give you a “higher” option. My lady was awesome and actaully put in 4 different “height” options. I ended up going with the highest so that it didn’t drag, but really I still stepped on the front, and my crinoline quite a bit. lol

Others, like my Darling Husband, stepped on it on the side a couple of times but really I think there’s not much way around that. lol

Just talk to her and see if she can give you atleast 1 other option… it is your dress, not hers. lol

Post # 5
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Mine was bustled like this. It looked absolutely gorgeous, but the sweeping fabric did get stepped on when the dancing started, and by the end of the evening several of the bustle ties had broken, so I just grabbed a handful of skirt and held it off the floor manually while we were dancing, lol.

So yeah, it’s very likely that if you leave a mini-train it will get stepped on, but it’s really not the end of the world. I totally didn’t care on the day of. My bustle stayed in for the parts of the reception when all eyes were on me, but by party time everyone was too busy dancing to care what my dress looked like, so neither did I. If you think it will bother you, have your seamstress adjust it.

Post # 6
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My bustle still had a train about a foot long. Like linguo, it was stepped on and dirty by the end of the night… In hindsight I wish I would have asked to have it raised.

Post # 8
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@yassim: What kind of fabric is your dress made of? Mine was silk and even though it had been stepped on, rained on, dragged over wet pavement during photographs, and sat on (my darling Maid/Matron of Honor kept accidentally shifting her chair onto my skirt at dinner), there was no actual damage done and the dirt was nothing dry cleaning couldn’t fix.

Post # 10
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Mine dragged on the floor a bit and it drove me crazy all night. I danced the entire reception, and I held up my dress the entire reception

Post # 11
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My dragged a little bit, but I was the only one stepping on it.  I cringed every time I did.  Hearing the beads crunch was so awful!

Post # 12
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My bustle was also a French and it still swept the floor a bit…….I found myself stepping on it a bit while I danced…..But, honestly, it wasn’t bad……once you are there and having a great time, you won’t worry about people stepping on it or getting dirty Smile

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