Masonbride
Dedicated June 2019

Dress bustle??

Masonbride, on May 9, 2019 at 5:31 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 7
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Ok I don’t know if it’s possible but I have a question...I bought my wedding dress at David’s Bridal during the $99 gown sale, it fit perfectly & I didn’t need anything altered. A few days ago I tried my dress on at home to try it with my shoes & I noticed a loop underneath, my dress has buttons down the back so I hooked it to the bottom one & it made the dress look like it was bustled....is it possible that maybe someone had had the dress altered but never picked it up? Or even come prebustled? I feel silly because I didn’t really know what a bustle until a few weeks ago

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Latest activity by Jessica, on May 29, 2019 at 8:36 AM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    It's probably a wrist loop, you would wrap it around your wrist to keep the train from dragging the ground. I've never seen a dress come with a wrist loop already attached, but I'm sure some do.

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  • Masonbride
    Dedicated June 2019
    Masonbride ·
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    Oh ok that makes sense! Thank you!
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    I bet if you called, David's Bridal could tell you!

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  • Summerbride77
    VIP July 2019
    Summerbride77 ·
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    My dress has a loop on the bottom to loop over the top of the hanger when the dress is hanging up /being stored.
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Agree with this. Daughter's dress had a loop underneath the train. The point of that loop was to hook it over the hanger to help take some of the weight of the train/skirt off the straps and ribbon loops attached at the armpits when the dress was hanging on a hanger. (The consultant at the bridal salon told daughter to ALWAYS make sure that loop was on the hanger to prevent the dress straps from stretching as a result of bearing all the weight of the dress while it was stored prior to the wedding.) I guess daughter could, potentially, have used that loop under the train as a wrist loop, if she wanted to carry the weight of the train on her wrist at the reception. She did not, so she paid to have a bustle created through a series of buttons & loops for the over bustle for the tulle/lace layers and ribbons attached under the lining to create an under bustle for those layers.

    When you attached the loop on your dress to the bottom button, does the underside of the train show when you attach it to the button? If so, it probably wasn't intended to be used to create a bustle (since the "under side" of the train is usually hidden when the dress is bustled). A quick consultation with a seamstress could probably help you determine what you're currently working with on your dress. Good luck!

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  • B11
    Super May 2019
    B11 ·
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    My dress has this as well.

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  • Jessica
    Dedicated August 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Mine came with a loop attached under the end of the train. It was to take some of the weight off by looping it over the hanger, so I’d double check about the purpose before you use it because if that’s what it’s for I was told it’s not strong enough to use. I had to have a stronger one sewn on to go around my wrist 😊
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