More Wedding Dress Bustle Ideas


Even more wedding dress bustles???  Yes, there are at least three more types, in addition to the three I posted in my blog post, “Wedding Dress Bustles…A Must If You Wear A Train”  Just click on the title to the left if you’d like to read it.

The Pick-Up Bustle is for slender, fitted gowns.  The train is much shorter.   There is usually one hook at the back of the gown in the center.  The train is gathered in two sections, and there are two holes at the bottom of the train, which hook onto one button around the bride’s derrière.


The French Pick-Up Bustle is a combination of the french and the pick -up bustles.  It sports one hook underneath the train. The train is then folded in half with the bottom half under the dress.


The American Bustle  is also called the “outer bustle.”.  It has hook and loop sets, or button and loop sets, that are sewn to the outside of the dress.  (


Whichever bustle you choose, be wise and listen to your bridal gown consultant.  He or she will be able to advise you as to which bustle will show you and your gown off to the best advantage.

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Thanks to Bronwyn Timmons from for info on the Pick Up Bustle, and the French Pick Up Bustle. Try my new mystery, “Simply the Best” by Mary P Karnes, available on e-book format from amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iBooks.  It’s about a wedding planner in sunny Santa Barbara, California!




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