Wedding Gown Silhouettes

Finding the perfect wedding dress begins with finding the right shape for your body. There are five basic gown shapes, including trumpet, mermaid, sheath, a-line, and ball gown. Once you've narrowed down to one silhouette, deciding on a combination of materials and details is easy! At The Bustle, our bridal stylists will help you find the right fit for your wedding day. Click here to make an appointment today!


   

Trumpet This is a fitted style that begins flaring out just below the hips. It shows off your curves enough while still giving you enough walking space to dance the night away!




     


Mermaid This style is great for brides who want something a little more dramatic to show off their curves! It's more fitted than a trumpet fit, and begins flaring out at the knee or lower.



       

Sheath This is slim fitting style perfect for brides who want a sleek and effortless look! It hugs your body head to toe, and is a great silhouette for wanting to elongate your figure.





       

A-line This is universally flattering on every figure! It's fitted at the bodice to show of the smallest part of your waist, and flares out from there. It looks especially great on brides who want to conceal their fuller hips, or for brides with a sporty figure who want to create the illusion of curves.



         

Ball Gown  This shape is fitted at the bodice, with a dramatic full skirt. If you love this look, go for it! Where else besides your wedding can you dress like a princess? :)






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Dress Timeline

So you've just said yes! Congratulations on your engagement! Now it's time to dive into wedding planning. Shopping for a gown is one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding. The entire process of gown shopping is about 8 months, so it's never too early to begin the search for the perfect dress. :) We've broken down the timeline so you're prepared to find THE ONE!

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Almost all gowns are made to order, so it takes 4-6 months for the dress to come in. If your wedding date falls within that 4-6 month time frame, don't worry! We'll walk you through all your options to see if any rush fees apply. There are different rush fees that will help speed up the production on your dress. The Bustle offers various rush options depending on the designer and the gown you fall in love with.

Remember, alterations are always needed to achieve the perfect fit. Gown sizing is determined by your current measurements. We always recommended to go with the largest measurement because wedding gowns are made to be taken in, or let out if needed. Alterations will begin 6-8 weeks before your wedding.

Let The Bustle help you find your dream dress! Our team of bridal consultants will be there to guide you through the entire process up to the day you say "I do!" Call 858-523-9254 or visit us online at www.thebustledelmar.com to schedule your private appointment. We can't wait to meet you xo

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National Bridal Sample Sale Day!

The Bustle will be holding our Sample Sale next month on July 16, 2016 and we could not be more excited to show our brides the amazing gowns that will be available off the rack!  We have a few tips on how to find the perfect sample gown and a little insight as to how the sale works!
  • Gowns priced at $399, $599, and $799 + up | Discounted styles 30%-70% off retail value
  • No appointment necessary | First come, first served
  • Choose any 5 gowns to try on at a time!
  • Cash or Credit only
  • Open from 10-6 for walk-ins!
IMG_0912 Our One-Day Sample Sale will be a little bit different than our regular appointments, and that's the beauty of the sale.  This sale will not require you to make a bridal appointment as usual, but will work on a first-come, first-served basis in our upstairs boutique. The sample bridal gowns will be exceptionally discounted, so you have the chance to find something that's within (or below) your budget so that you can pocket the extra cash! Many of the sample gowns available are high-end designer gowns that are heavily marked down and are the last existing gown of that style so you know you won't find your friend wearing the same dress. FullSizeRender (3) We have a variety of sizes and styles available for you so that you can find your perfect fit and take the gown home with you that day! If the size isn't quite right- don't worry, we can always work some magic in alterations.  If you're a bride with a tight timeline or budget, this is the perfect opportunity to say yes to the dress of your dreams and not have to wait a single moment to take it home! We can't wait to meet all of our new Bustle Brides on July 16th and we hope you're as excited as we are! Photos: Ranch and Coast Magazine - Jody Lynn Photo | Creative Direction & Hair: Deena Savvy | Makeup: Mirror Mirror On The Wall Makeup | Venue: Helix Brewing Co.

Our Bride, Melanie!

Our lovely bride, Melanie is officially hitched!  She wore a gorgeous lace a-line gown by Stella York and a custom lace and illusion tulle sleeved top! We are so in love with how crazy-in-love she and her groom were on their big day and we wish them nothing but happiness!  Photo Credit: True Photography | Coordinator: Creative Affairs Inc. | Catering: El Tapatio Catering | Linens and Rentals: Event Party Rentals | Florist: Root 75 | Bakery: Twigs Bakery 0007Melanie_CraigPF 0009Melanie_CraigPF 0015Melanie_CraigPF

Our Bride, Heather!

Heather looked absolutely gorgeous on her wedding day in her Stella York gown! We love the lace A-line gown with scalloped trim and a sparkly belt to set off the look. Her ivory dress looked perfect with the turquoise bridesmaid dresses. Congratulations to the newlyweds! image1

Our Bride Megan!

Here to bring even more sunshine to our day is our bride Megan! She sent us the cuuuutest photo from her wedding with a special guest! (; Swinging Friar, our very own Padres mascot made an appearance to the happy couple's wedding. So cute! More importantly, our bride Megan looked beautiful in her Stella York ballgown from The Bustle. The sparkly belt and color of her gown are everything, and match Megan's fun personality! Congratulations again to the happy couple, and thank you Megan for letting us be a part of your wedding! 12741973_10153942151631115_6406683143540378452_n (1)

Our Bride, Christina!

Our beautiful bride Christina was sweet enough to share a few photos of her in her ivory crochet lace gown on her wedding day! Christina looked so amazing all dolled up and ready for her big day! She paired the look with a classic updo by Lindsey Mollenhauer @lindseymollenhauer, berry colored lips and an amazing sparkly belt!  Her traditional ivory bouquet was from Something Chic Floral @something_chic_floral.  Congratulations to a lovely bride! Photography credits go to Photos by Annie Farber @pbafarbGayman_Portraits-11 Gayman_Portraits-136

Our Bride, Camylla!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Battani who were married in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony! The bride, Camylla wore a stunning ivory lace gown with a sparkly belt and a fingertip lace trimmed veil from The Bustle! One of our favorite details was the lace scalloping all along the edges of the gown from the sweetheart neckline to the long, beautiful train! She was an absolute vision and we are so thrilled to share a few of their wedding photos! The bride's hair was done by Hair by Britney, and the whole day was captured by Kendall E Lane Photography! J&C-12J&C-4J&C-3J&C-7

New Versus Sample Gowns

There's a home for every wedding dress whether it's brand new or a sample. We have brides at The Bustle saying yes to their dream gown and purchasing off-the-rack all the time! The decision is all based on personal preference. While there are pros for ordering a brand new dress, there are also many perks for getting a sample. We've outlined a few advantages to consider when shopping and trying on gowns. (:sample photos Pros for Ordering a New Dress
  • You aren't limited to styles when trying on gowns since there are new designs every season!
  • Since you're placing an order on a brand new dress, it will be in pristine condition
  • Measurements are taken to order a gown closest to your size. There's no need to worry about altering a gown two sizes too big
  • Some designers give options to customize parts of the dress when ordering. It'd be awesome to make the dress to match your personal style (:
Pros for Purchasing a Sample Gown
  • Getting a gown off-the-rack means massive savings! You'll be paying a less for a similar gown at a much higher price
  • You have a gown to begin alterations right away. This is important if you have a short timeline with a wedding coming up within the next few months
  • Aside from cleaning, alterations (hem and bustle) will be about the same as purchasing a new dress
  • Nobody will know you didn't purchase a brand new dress unless you tell them (;
    The Bustle carries a large variety of sample gowns that may be the perfect wedding dress for you! Click the picture below to view the collection of samples that are currently available for our future brides-to-be! samplesale    

Our Bride, Jamie!

Jamie is a newlywed! This gorgeous bride wore a stunning ivory lace gown with a sparkly belt.  Her ivory lace veil set off her bridal look and complimented beautifully with her dark burgundy and ivory floral bouquet.  Congratulations to an amazingly stunning bride! 12048527_10153638638239467_2145579948_n 12033495_10153638638064467_2070334341_n 12029143_10153638637914467_287819011_n 11998165_10153638637809467_708015335_n