How to bustle a gown

How to bustle a gown

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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 >

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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.

How to bustle a gown

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.

How to bustle a gown

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.

How to bustle a gown

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.

How to bustle a gown

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.

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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.

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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)

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Penelope Cruz is riding on a major career high, and fans can see the glow quite clearly in her beautiful set of new photos.

The actress shared pictures from her shoot for the cover of Variety, where she donned a series of elegant looks in a gorgeous, art studio-like setting.

The main cover pictured Penelope in a beautiful and ethereal white gown that displayed her flawless figure and opened into a daring split to showcase her long legs.

WATCH: Jessica Chastain and Penelope Cruz star in The 355 trailer

She wore several other outfits, including a black mini-dress with fishnet stockings, a stunning green floor-length number with another high slit, and a lace black look with a matching hat.

The star simply tagged the magazine and the film she is currently promoting, Parallel Mothers, as the shoot and story focused on her journey to awards season courtesy of her dynamite performance.

Celebrities and fans alike were left awestruck by the beautiful shots, with several like Christie Brinkley leaving heart and flame emojis in their wake.

A fan simply commented: “GODDESS,” with another saying: “What a woman!” Many other famous friends, like Diane Kruger, Josh Brolin, and Gisele also reacted to the stunning photos.

What's the difference between mermaid and trumpet, anyway?

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As a bride-to-be, the proposal is not the only thing you will ‘say yes’ to. Since every little detail comes together to create the wedding of your dreams, there are plenty of decisions to be made—and saying yes to the dress is high up there, right next to finding your partner.

Your wedding is your day to revel in the spotlight—all eyes will be on you; whether you’re walking down the aisle, having your first dance, or mingling with the guests. So naturally, this defining moment deserves a dress worthy of the occasion. But the sheer magnitude of options out there can make the process overwhelming. This is why a quick understanding of the silhouettes that best compliment your personality and body type will make the choice easier.

As you prepare for your bridal appointment, keep these general rules in mind:

  • A fitted sheath, mermaid or trumpet gowns will accentuate your curves (or create the illusion of them).
  • Pleats or gathers around the waist can magnify it. A well-fitted high-waist and loose skirt will combat this.
  • When in doubt, consider an A-line gown.

We asked bridal designers Krésha Bajaj, Karan Berry, and Leon Vaz to share their top tips with us. “It’s important you do some research and have a vision in mind before you embark on the hunt,” says Berry. “That said, keep an open mind. Try multiple options, even silhouettes you may not typically consider. The trick is to draw attention to your most flattering features,” adds Vaz. Bajaj feels that comfort should be your key focus, as you’ll wear the gown for several hours. “It’s not just your body type that should dictate your decision, it is all about being confident and happy. The important thing is that your gown makes you feel good!” she says.

JoJo Siwa goes glam! Teen sensation has dramatic makeover in fancy black gown and wears heels for the FIRST time at 2021 American Music Awards

Published: 02:14 GMT, 22 November 2021 | Updated: 17:47 GMT, 22 November 2021

JoJo Siwa had a mature ‘make-under’ of sorts at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday evening.

The 18-year-old YouTube personality ditched her usual out-there rainbow attire for a simple black gown as she walked the red carpet that Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Nebraska born Dance Moms star had a real life princess moment at the fan-voted award show which celebrates achievements in music, and she was tapped to present the award for Favorite Pop Duo or Group.

How to bustle a gown

Going glam! JoJo Siwa, 18, had a mature ‘make-under’ of sorts at the 2021 American Music Awards as she ditched her usual out-there rainbow attire for a stunning black gown on Sunday evening

Speaking to PEOPLE at the event, the DWTS contender said it was the first time she had ever worn heels.

‘I am in a dress and heels the first time in my life,’ she told the outlet. ‘When I knew I was coming to the AMAs, I was like, “Oh, what am I gonna wear,” because I have had this transition while being on Dancing with the Stars where I’ve gone from dressing like I normally dress to looking more adult.’


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‘And I want to branch out of my comfort zone, and so today we went for a dress. I got some heels on,’ she added.

JoJo’s black gown featured a fitted bodice with a V-neckline which fell off the shoulder.

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Fairytale moment: The DWTS finalist looked stunning in her very glamorous look

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The usual: The YouTube personality is known for her outrageous rainbow outfits that include lots of sparkles with big bows; pictured September 3

The dress’s relatively sheer skirt flared out and was fashioned with feathered tulle which exposed a bit of her legs.

The Dancing With The Stars contender — who will appear in the finale on Monday November 22 — paired the couture garment with a pair of bedazzled pumps.

To complete the fairytale look, her blonde locks were styled in soft curls and pulled half back with twists on the side.

Also seeming to admire her look, host of the evening Cardi B gave Siwa a major shout-out during the show, and begged her to visit her three-year-old daughter Kulture as a Christmas gift.

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Daring: The dress’s relatively sheer skirt flared out and was fashioned with feathered tulle which exposed a bit of her legs

‘I see you, Jojo Siwa. Let me tell you the story,’ she said addressing the crowd. ‘My husband [Offset], he was trying to get Jojo Siwa for my daughter’s birthday party. She’s booking busy. So, Jojo, can you please some see my daughter at Christmas?

‘I know you cost a lot of money,’ she continued to joke before saying: ‘Y’all rappers ain’t got nothing on Jojo Siwa.’

As the bubbly blonde took the stage to present the award for Favorite Pop Duo or Group (which was awarded to BTS) Siwa answered Cardi’s plea.

‘Cardi, I’m going to try to make Christmas happen. I promise.I cannot wait to meet Kulture. She’s being raised by a superstar. A legend, Cardi B.’