Wedding Dress Bustles

Kristina W back

Greetings!

Happy Friday!  Today I am touching on the different types of Bustles and answer a few basic questions.  I will show you how to bustle my bride Kristina’s wedding gown.

What is a Bustle?  The bustle is created by sewing buttons, hooks, or ribbons into the dress.  It lifts up the long train or tucks the train into itself to make it easier for the Bride to walk.

When should I bustle my wedding gown?  A bustle is put up after photos are taken following the ceremony and before the reception.  This helps prevent the Bride from tripping over her gown.  It also allows the Bride to dance comfortably at the reception.

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Do wedding dresses come with a bustle? Wedding dresses do not come with a bustle.  Wedding gown bustles are added during the alterations process.  Since every Bride is unique, the bustle is customized to the perfect hem length for each Bride.

Can a Bustle Break?  Yes, there is a possibility a bustle can break.  No matter how carefully your seamstress stitches your bustle, there’s always a possibility that it can break due to the stress put on the dress during dancing and .  Bring oversize pins in case of an emergency. 

Different Styles of Bustles.  There are many different styles of bustles available depending on the length and the look the Bride is going for.

Here is an example of the Bustle I sewed for my bride Jessica using ribbons.  I have also used a hook & eye, buttons, and other techniques on other dresses.  Feel free to view my playlist for the various Bustle styles & techniques.

Here is an Underbustle

American Bustle (Overbustle).

Since it can get complicated to tie the bustle, I put together a tutorial for the Bridesmaids to help the Bride.  Feel free to view the different Bustle types by clicking here. View the playlist below:

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Hugs!

Ann

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