I’ve never bustled a wedding dress before, and I was a little nervous working on my best friend’s dress, but I think it came out alright. I tweaked it a little more after we took this picture so it doesn’t hit the floor quite as much anymore, but she wasn’t wearing shoes when we did this, so I left it a little long. (As an aside, I’m not sure that I could wait less than two weeks before my wedding to get shoes, but that’s another story!)
It looks really pretty when she moves too, and it only takes a minute to put up or down. I think the best part about a french bustle is that it is all hidden on the inside of the dress, so it’s easier to make things more functional without having to also worry about making them pretty!