Thursday, October 24, 2013

A STEP BEYOND BUSTLING

I've posted extensively and in great detail on bustle basics in the past: The difference between over and under bustling, built in versus a detachable train, what fabrics work best--that sort of thing.  Today I want to say a few words on looking at the bustle as an art from.  If you look at the back of your dress (with a train that eventually bustles) think of it as a blank canvas to which you can add trim, bows, florals, etc.  Once shaped, it becomes a miracle of soft sculpture.  Bustles are generally located in the back of a gown but not always.  Below you'll find a handful of  images showing some gorgeous and one off techniques in the fine art of bustling.



 CREDITS
Header Photo: Gown by Ian Stuart via Wedding Insparasi
Photo 2: Via Cathy and David Photo
Photos 3 and 4: Dress by Marchesa via Tumblr//Dress by Ian Stuart
Photo 5: Dress via Bridal Snob
Photos 6 and 7:Bustled bow dress via Tumblr//Gold sequined bustle via Pinterest
Photo 8: Marchesa Spring 2014 via Tumblr

13 comments:

Ann said...

Gorgeous gown overload.
I can't have enough of them though.

http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

I love the whole bustle thing!

MOSAMUSE said...

the backs of these dresses are beautiful!
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

Afina blog said...

GRATE
http://afinaskaterblogspotcom.blogspot.ru/2013/10/moscow-fashion-week.html

FASHION TALES said...

The draping in these gown are magnificent. I love that all grey gown. xx/Madison

Carolyne O' said...

Your posts are always dreamy, perfect written and with fabulous pics <3
Xxx cutie

Carolina

www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Really marvellous x

miss b said...

I like these modern versions of the bustle but it's the last gown that has caught my eye. There's just something so feminine about lace sleeves!
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Marcy | Roses and Lace said...

I'm a huge Ian Stuart fan and I adore every single image, fab post x

Lilli said...

Hi Amy, you are right, the bustle is a form of art. These ones are to die for but the last one is definetly my choice. Kisses! xo

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing bustles!
Love this post!

xoxox,
CC

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

LOVE the Bustled Bow Dress in picture # 6!

xx

S said...

Amazing dresses!
First one is just gorgeous!
xxx
S
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it