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WEDDING DRESS ALTERATIONS 101: wedding dress bustle styles

Updated: Apr 12

There are several different names for bustle styles on wedding dresses, each of which creates a different look and effect.


Here are some of the most common bustle styles:


1. Ballroom Bustle:

This bustle style is also known as an over-bustle. It is created by gathering the train of the wedding dress up and over the back of the dress, creating a flowing and elegant look.


Wedding dress bustle styles, Ballroom bustle
Wedding dress bustle styles, Ballroom bustle

2. French Bustle:

Also known as an under-bustle, this style creates a seamless look by tucking the train of the dress underneath the dress. This creates a neat and clean silhouette, perfect for a more classic or traditional look.


Wedding dress bustle styles, French bustle
Wedding dress bustle styles, French bustle

3. American Bustle:

This bustle style is created by gathering the train of the dress up and attaching it to the waist of the dress. This creates a more voluminous look, perfect for brides who want to add some drama and flare to their dress.


Wedding dress bustle styles, French bustle
Wedding dress bustle styles, French bustle

4. Pick-Up Bustle:

This bustle style is created by gathering the fabric of the dress across the back of the dress to create a draped and gathered look. This style is perfect for brides who want a more relaxed and casual look.


Wedding dress bustle styles, Pick-up bustle
Wedding dress bustle styles, Pick-up bustle

5. Australian Bustle:

This bustle style is achieved by gathering the train up the back seam to create a gathered effect that drapes the train to each side of the wedding dress. This style is perfect for brides who want to add more texture and make the bustle a feature of the dress.


Wedding dress bustle styles, Australian bustle
Wedding dress bustle styles, Australian bustle

5. Waterfall Bustle:

This bustle style is created by creating a series of cascading folds in the train of the dress, creating a flowing and natural look. This style is perfect for brides who want a more bohemian or natural look.


Wedding dress bustle styles, Waterfall bustle
Wedding dress bustle styles, Waterfall bustle

6. Wrist Loop Bustle:

Lastly, we have the wrist loop bustle also known as a 'Cheater'. Most if not all dresses come with a cheater bustle. If your train is at a manageable size you may not want to have a bustle put in but most brides prefer to have one put in so they don't have to have their drinking hand occupied by anything else but a drink.


Wedding dress bustle styles, Wrist bustle
Wedding dress bustle styles, Wrist bustle

Overall, there are many different bustle styles to choose from when it comes to wedding dresses. Each style creates a unique look and effect, allowing brides to choose the perfect bustle style to fit their personality and style.

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