Thursday, October 24, 2013


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.

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


Ann said...

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

Ashley said...

I love the whole bustle thing!

MOSAMUSE said...

the backs of these dresses are beautiful!

Afina blog 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


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!

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!


Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

LOVE the Bustled Bow Dress in picture # 6!


S said...

Amazing dresses!
First one is just gorgeous!