Since 2007, Bustle has been South Louisiana’s favorite bridal experience.
We offer a calm, beautiful atmosphere where you can enjoy the process of selecting your gown.
We have hand-picked a collection of beautiful wedding dresses to fit any bride’s taste. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find your perfect gown!
We have curated a collection of wedding dresses for the bride who wants to be classic, on-trend, sexy, traditional, modern, or modest. Elegant fabrics and timeless details. We’re making dreams come true! Wedding dresses are available to order in sizes 0 – 34.
Plus Size Wedding Dresses
Partnering with our best designers, Bustle has created a collection of wedding dresses in sample sizes 20-30. You can feel comfortable knowing we have a large selection of wedding dresses available to try on for brides of any size.
The train of your wedding dress is a gorgeous, dramatic, and, by nature of having a long swathe of fabric trailing behind you, somewhat cumbersome detail. Enter the bustle, a series of hooks, buttons, or ribbons that lift up and secure the train, making it even with your hemline. Added by our alterations experts at your fitting, a bustle will keep your gown danceable while adding a lovely new dimension to your wedding-day look. Read on for popular types of bustles and which will best enhance your wedding dress silhouette. Watch video >
1. American Bustle or Over Bustle
The American or over bustle means the train is gathered up and fastened over the rest of the skirt, resulting in cascading folds. This works best for ball gown wedding dresses or gowns with cathedral-length trains.
2. French Bustle or Under Bustle
The French or under bustle tucks beneath the skirt, creating a tidy billow or two of fabric. It’s recommended for A-line, sheath, and mermaid or trumpet gowns.
Elect a helper (usuaully your mom or maid of honor) to bustle your dress, and ask them to accompany you to the final fitting. As your alterations expert walks them through the bustling process, have them take video so they can refer to it on the big day.
3. Royal Bustle or Victorian Bustle
The royal or Victorian bustle is a more elaborate option, as the train is affixed down the back of the dress at multiple points, creating dramatic folds. Try it out on a very full ball gown or a cathedral-length train.
4. Ballroom Bustle
The ballroom bustle disguises the train altogether by fastening it beneath the skirt at several attachment points. Clearly perfect for a ball gown, this type of bustle can actually be used on most silhouettes.
5. Bow Bustle
The bow bustle adds a little extra romance to the gown. It attaches similarly to the over bustle but is secured with a ribbon or sash. Best for A-line wedding dresses.
Our wedding dresses come in an array of train lengths, from a barely there sweep to a longer-than-long extended cathedral. Your stylist will make a bustle recommendation based on the amount of fabric in the train, as well as the line of the skirt.
Meet with a stylist
We’d love to help you put together your look,
from dress to jewelry.
No one does red carpet extravagance quite like Law Roach. The image architect is responsible for some of the most glamorous celebrity fashion moments in recent history, from Zendaya’s Cinderella-inspired Tommy Hilfiger look at the 2019 Met Gala to Anya Taylor Joy’s custom emerald Dior gown at the 2021 Golden Globes.
He’s especially proud of his work with music legend Celine Dion. “[Her] Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture look for the 2017 Billboard Awards was so iconic,” Roach, 43, tells Bustle of the glamorous white gown that featured oversized, wing-like sleeves. “And it was such an important moment in both my and Celine’s career.”
These days, in addition to collaborating with A-list clients, Roach is exploring new avenues for building his luxe personal brand. Enter his partnership with Grand Marnier, a French orange-flavored liqueur that fuels classic cocktails like a Grand 75 and an Amaretto Sidecar.
“Grand Marnier is about living grand and for me, that’s all about elevating every aspect in your life, whether it’s your clothing, your home, or what you’re drinking and how you’re drinking it,” Roach says.
As part of the collaboration, Grand Marnier donated to the Black Artists + Designers Guild to support creatives and artists. “[That] was a really important aspect for me,” he says.
Roach first discovered Grand Marnier when he was working as a bartender. “I loved how there’s such a ritual to it,” he says. “From the red ribbon and wax seal, to uncapping the bottle, to swirling it in a beautiful glass, and experiencing its signature aroma.”
For Roach, there’s a connection between a high-fashion red carpet look and an indulgent libation.
“You discover who you are through experiences, from what you wear to deciding on your own signature drinks,” he says. “You grow into your style, just like you grow into what kind of cocktail you enjoy. I have become more comfortable in my own skin, and I wear whatever makes me feel good in the moment, whether that’s a skirt or a pair of heels.”
Ahead, Roach walks Bustle through all the stylish splurges currently on his holiday wishlist.
We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle’s editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.
In lieu of flowers, here are foundations that were important to Tom if you would like to make a donation:
I have some very sad news to share with you.
Last week around the twenty second of November, 2021, our mutual friend Tom Lierse passed away.
The information passed along to me by his wife is:
This is zoom and info for Tom Lierse’s funeral!!
If anyone asks can you copy and paste the Place: Quantico National Cemetery
Shiva: (Snyderman House)
Tuesday 12:30-2:30 & 4:30 – 7
*Due to a constant rotation of visitors, we kindly ask visitors to wear a mask*
There is some talk of a ZOOM option for the service, As I get more information on that, probably Saturday, I will post it here.
Personal comment; I’ve known Tom for many years, way back since the internet service Prodigy. He was a fine man, a veteran a loving husband and father. Please offer a prayer for him.
From Malcolm in the UK,
a couple in lace for the ages
Michelle: "Some screen grabs of Teresa Brewer on the Ed Sullivan Show ; no pettis but you can tell she must have some under her dress."
From Malcolm in the UK, a windy beach
From Malcolm in the UK,
a small series featuring model Kara
From Crinolyn, an interesting ‘collage" , as it were.
Karl K.: "A press photo of Debbie Reynolds and Debby Boone for the
Bob Hope Special of 1-28-1979; they danced in those dresses near the
end of the show. The show used to be online, but I can’t find it now."
A rather sensuous vidclip from Crinolyn
Concentration before the ballet
By Andr� Coelho; backstage at the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
From Micael – nice perspective!
Yari Shahidi at an unidentified Emmy Awards (in Dior )
From Stephen K., Fannie Rice (1859-1936) , an American actress of the late 19th century.
Petticoats were the order of the day for actresses.
"How many clouds of scented lace kiss each other under your skirt?"
C. Govoni (1884-1965)
Pettipond Reflections response additions will NOT be listed in this area.
Think of our brave troops, wherever they are!