Your wedding day can be quite the hustle but there always seems to be a time during the day where panic at times sets in...THE BUSTLE. Most of the time, the maid of honor or mother of the bride is assigned the task and there is always that look of panic. Am I doing this right? Where are the strings? Does this thing snap? I don't see a loop to hook this on!!
The bustle is not difficult to do. The trick is to be prepared. Here are a few tips to hustle through the bustle so you can get to the reception.
The Overbustle: The connection point(s), usually hooks or snaps, may be hiding behind a button, rosette, or lace appliqué on the outside of the dress. Depending on the length and weight of your train, the connection is typically one or three points. This type of bustle lifts the train and drapes it across the back of the gown.
The Underbustle: Ribbons are sewn under the train of the dress and are the connection points. Most ribbons are color coordinated if there are multiple ties that need to be made. This bustle is more secure than the Overbustle and most common.
The Austrian: It is similar to balloon shades. A casing is made down the back seam of the dress with a ribbon to pull to create the look.