Wow, I didn’t realize that so many of you shared my feelings about a train. Which leads us to… Wedding-Related Decision #5466: So my dress is going to spend the whole wedding day in a bustle (minus a pic or two of the full train for prosperity). But what kind of bustle?
Under bustles, aka French bustles, are quite popular now, and for good reason.
Bam! How’s that for a bustle? Yowza.
Another yowza, but with a completely different feel.
Ooh, how’d she do this?
Then there’s the over bustle, or American/English bustle (I really wish they wouldn’t name them after countries—it’s like the whole nationalistic French fries debate all over again).
I gotta be honest, I had a hard time finding pics from real weddings that included an over bustle because of the overwhelming popularity of the under bustle. These few pictures represent hundreds (okay dozens) of weddings that I looked through. I just want you to appreciate that.
Simple, classic, with a little brooch for an accent
That’s cool (I *think* it’s an over bustle; it’s hard to tell from here.)
Before my fitting, I was confident about getting an under bustle. I felt that they looked a little more subtle, and didn’t involve buttons or whatnot on the outside of the dress. I mean, sure I would try the over bustle just to see, but really, come on, I knew it would be the under bustle or bust (I kill me).
So let’s compare, shall we?
I do love the look of an under bustle. But doesn’t the fabric make it a little too poofy? And the line of buttons kinda looks abruptly chopped off.
And the over bustle.
To my surprise, the decision was clear (this wasn’t the case with Wedding-Related Decisions #1-5465). Also to my surprise, despite my preconceptions, the over bustle just made a lot more sense with the dress. The under bustle, while usually subtle in my mind, seemed to really stick out on my dress. Like a sore bustle.
So, over bustle it is. Ta-da!
Do you think I made the right decision? If your answer is anything besides “Yes you made the right decision you smarty smarty,” then don’t comment. I know I’ve said this before, but I really mean it this time. Heehee.
- New York City/Half Moon Bay, CA
- Wedding Date:
- March 2010
- Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay