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Help deciding on bustle please!

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lovesparklies

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I need some opinions. I always thought I wanted a French bustle where the train is tucked under the dress, but when I went in for my first fitting today they showed me an overbustle and now I'm not so sure. I'm partial to a French bustle *as a bustle* but I think the overbustle might look better with the lace detail on my dress. Which do you like better?
P.S. I'm wearing a crinoline in the pic with the French bustle but not in the other pic.

French:

Bustle option 2 French for pscope.jpg
 

Elmorton

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I like #2 - I think it compliments the back of your dress better.
 

diamondgirl4382

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I agree, the French bustle hides a lot of the lace detailing. So I think #2 looks better with your dress.
 

Gypsy

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Number 2 is what I had and the bottom of my dress was similar... lace overlay. And the only reason I did have it was because of the logistical issues of my grandfather on a scooter walking me down the aisle. Otherwise I would have done an different (but not that one you have). From the side the American Bustle (over) always reminds me of pin the tail on the donkey. Seriously, I even said it to my seamstress who had a fit of laughter at the thought.

I would do an English bustle
 

lovesparklies

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Gypsy, can you post a pic of the type of over bustle you like better? They did a 3 point bustle first that started lower down and my mom said that one looked like a tail so they moved it up higher and then she liked it better. She thought tail and I thought it looks like I''m, ahem, pooping dress.
But when they moved the over bustle up higher I thought it was okay.
 

mayachel

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Agreed. While I almost always vote for a french bustle, I think your dress is a great example of how pretty an over bustle can look. I vote for the second one.
 

Clairitek

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While I too am partial to the French bustle I agree that the second one goes better with your dress. I know that I''ll run into the same issue with my own dress so I feel your struggle.

I love your gown by the way! Its gorgeous!
 

ilovethiswebsite

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I agree with the others - # 2 definitely compliments your dress better and shows all the pretty lace details.
 

pocahontas

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I''m also usually partial to the French bustle, but I agree with the other ladies that the overbustle suits the style of your dress much better.
 

CNYHopeful

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Definitely #2, it has a beautiful flow and what a gorgeous design!
 

Deelight

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overbustle :)
 

jstarfireb

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I also like the simple elegance of the overbustle, and I''d take the crinoline off when you bustle it, just like the picture.
 

lovesparklies

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Thanks everyone for your replies!! It looks like the overwhelming consensus is the over bustle. I have to agree, with my dress it happens to look better that way.
 

tyty333

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Number 2 would be my fav!
 

Winks_Elf

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The second one looks much better as the ends of the trails of lace look much nicer when seen.
 

Sha

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#2!!!
 
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