Wedding dress bustles are a popular choice for brides who want the elegance of a train for their wedding ceremony and pictures, but not for the entire event. Bustling refers to the process of lifting and attaching the train of the skirt to the wedding gown. Quickly transitioning to a train-free dress. There are several different types of wedding dress bustles available. Each with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. Here are the 5 most popular types.
A detachable bustle is a separate piece that can be attached or detached to the back of the dress. Effectively creating a new, shorter dress. The detachable bustle is particularly popular for brides who want to have the option of wearing a long and short dress on their wedding day. One of the advantages of the detachable bustle is that it is extremely versatile. It and can be used with a wide range of different dress styles. However, one of the disadvantages of the detachable bustle is that it can be quite expensive. It requires the creation of a separate piece.
AUSTRIAN WEDDING DRESS BUSTLES:
The Austrian bustle involves using a series of loops and buttons to create a gathered effect at the back of the dress. The Austrian bustle is particularly popular for dresses with a lot of beading or lacework. It allows these intricate details to be showcased even when the train is lifted off the ground. One of the advantages of the Austrian bustle is that it is relatively easy to create. It can be done on the day of the wedding. However, one of the disadvantages of the Austrian bustle is that it can also be quite heavy. This can make it difficult to move around in.
FRENCH WEDDING DRESS BUSTLES:
This is one of the most popular types of wedding dress bustles. The French bustle involves attaching a series of buttons or hooks to the underside of the gown. The buttons or hooks are then used to lift the train of the dress off the ground. Creating a beautiful cascading effect. One of the advantages of the French bustle is that it is relatively easy to create. It can be done quickly and easily on the day of the wedding. However, one of the disadvantages of the French bustle is that it can be quite heavy. Which can make it difficult to move around in.
This type of wedding dress bustles involves using a series of ribbons or ties to create a gathered effect at the back of the dress. The ballroom bustle is particularly popular for ballgown-style wedding dresses. It creates a dramatic, flowing effect that is perfect for dancing. One of the advantages of the ballroom bustle is that it is relatively easy to create, and can be done on the day of the wedding. However, one of the disadvantages of the ballroom bustle is that it can be quite time-consuming to put in place, which can be a challenge for brides who are pressed for time.
Whether you opt for a French bustle, a ballroom bustle, an Austrian bustle, or a detachable bustle, it is important to choose a style that complements your dress. It is also important that you feel comfortable and confident on your wedding day. With a little bit of research and preparation, and also in consultation with your gown shop and/or seamstress, you can find the perfect wedding bustle to suit your needs. •
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As seen in the Fall/Winter 2023 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine
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