Bridal Bustles

What's a Bustle?

  • It's a set of buttons/loops/snaps/ties (points) that I sew into the wedding or prom gown's train. When secured, the points pull the train up to floor length. 

  • Varies from the simple to complex, with 1-20+ points depending on the gown/train details. 

  • Gown manufacturer's rarely build in a bustle because it's design and location is client specific.  

  • Usually one of three basic types are used:  External, Internal (French), and Suspended, with some other variations.

I will show you each type on your gown - then the dress tells us it's best bustle, regardless of any ideas we might have in mind!  Every bride's gown, figure, height and shoes, along with the train fabrication and dimension, is unique and impacts your bustle appearance, design and construction.

Most bustles are secured after the bridal ceremony, when it's time to move around/mix with people/dance at your event. Try to have someone attend one of your last fittings to practice securing the bustle.   I'll also make an instruction card showing the bustle points and how to secure them.

Below are several bustles I've created - the first several show the train before and after it's bustled, the rest show only the bustled view.  Enjoy!

Champagne & Lace Bridal Gown Train
Champagne & Lace Bridal Gown Train

Long Lace Bridal Gown Train

Champagne and Lace Bridal Bustle
Champagne and Lace Bridal Bustle

Long Lace Bridal Gown Train Bustled in External Style

White Organza Bridal Gown Train
White Organza Bridal Gown Train

White Organza and Horsehair Wedding Gown Train

White Organza Train Bustled
White Organza Train Bustled

White Organza and Horsehair Bridal Gown Bustled

Long Lace & Organza Train
Long Lace & Organza Train

Organza under layer is longer than lace

Long Lace & Organza Train Bustled
Long Lace & Organza Train Bustled

External Style

Full & Fluid Satin Train
Full & Fluid Satin Train

Satin Charmeuse Wedding Gown Train

Fluid Satin Train Bustled
Fluid Satin Train Bustled

Satin Charmeuse Bridal Gown Bustled in Suspended Style

Sculptured Chiffon Train
Sculptured Chiffon Train
Sculptured Chiffon Bustle
Sculptured Chiffon Bustle

External style

Wide full lace train, external bustl
Wide full lace train, external bustl
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20150526_183147 E