added July 2009
I am getting married soon, and I recently had what was supposed to be my final dress fitting. I have a mermaid style dress with a chapel train. It is satin with an overlay of beading and lace on tulle--which makes the dress extremely heavy. My seamstress has it bustled in a way that everything is off of the floor, but it drapes in a way that totally ruins the silhouette. I believe there is a center point around my tailbone, plus two a little lower on the sides, and two more points somewhere else...
I don't like it and she thinks the only other way would be to wear the loop under the train around my wrist and carry the dress all night (something I do NOT want to do).
Is there a way to bustle it so that it keeps the silhouette but is also off the floor (and that the points are strong enough to hold the weight of the dress?) I have attached some pictures:
This gown is a perfect candidate for the English Bustle.
added May 2009
Love your website! I'm wondering about english bustles--I've attached a photo of a gown that I just ADORE the bustle on, and am wondering if something similar is possible with a gown I'm thinking of buying--the Oleg Cassini CRL277 (I've also attached a photo of that). I have only seen pickup and french bustles on this dress and I don't like them. What to do?
Thank you so much!
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