Bustle Up!

What even is a bustle?

We're here to explain the purpose behind the our shop's name! Let start with the most common question we get asked...

What is a Bustle? And do I need one? 

The answer is, yes! As long as your wedding gown has a train, big or small, you'll 100% want a bustle! A bustle is made by your tailor. Essentially the tailor adds clear buttons and loops into the back and train of your gown. These buttons and loops camouflage into your gown. The bustle allows the bride to hook up her train, giving her more mobility.

When do I bustle my dress? 

You'll want your train down for the ceremony and pictures, therefore you have the bustle put up for your reception! Your gown will be bustled from your first dance all the way to the end of the night. Having a bustle will allow you to really enjoy your celebration and not drag your train around.

What will the bustle look like? 

The interesting part of about bustles is the tailor designs them, not the gown designer. Your tailor creates them based off of the style and weight of our gown. Each button-to-loop is considered a bustle. Often brides have 3-5 point bustles! There are two types of bustles, the French and the English.

Here is examples of a French bustles:

French- Fitted Gown




French - Ballgown


And now, examples of American bustles: 

American- Fitted gown


American- Ballgown

Space Now keep in mind that bustles are made by tailors, meaning that every bustles looks a little different! It comes down to the brides design preference! All bustles do the same job, so the look and placement of the bustle can be adjusted to the brides preference in her tailoring process! If there is a specific bustle design you've seen and really love be sure to save the picture and show your tailor! :) Now you finally know what those step-sisters from Cinderella are wearing on top of their rumps, believe it or not this look used to be all the rage!  
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