How to Bustle a Wedding Dress
The train of your wedding dress is a gorgeous, dramatic, and, by nature of having a long swathe of fabric trailing behind you, somewhat cumbersome detail. Enter the bustle, a series of hooks, buttons, or ribbons that lift up and secure the train, making it even with your hemline. Added by our alterations experts at your fitting, a bustle will keep your gown danceable while adding a lovely new dimension to your wedding-day look. Read on for popular types of bustles and which will best enhance your wedding dress silhouette. Watch video >
Elect a helper (usuaully your mom or maid of honor) to bustle your dress, and ask them to accompany you to the final fitting. As your alterations expert walks them through the bustling process, have them take video so they can refer to it on the big day.
4. Ballroom Bustle
The ballroom bustle disguises the train altogether by fastening it beneath the skirt at several attachment points. Clearly perfect for a ball gown, this type of bustle can actually be used on most silhouettes.
5. Bow Bustle
The bow bustle adds a little extra romance to the gown. It attaches similarly to the over bustle but is secured with a ribbon or sash. Best for A-line wedding dresses.
Our wedding dresses come in an array of train lengths, from a barely there sweep to a longer-than-long extended cathedral. Your stylist will make a bustle recommendation based on the amount of fabric in the train, as well as the line of the skirt.