Prom night is a special event that calls for a beautiful dress. But the long train at the back of some prom dresses can take away from their beauty. The dress needs to be bustled so that you don’t trip over the train or step on it while dancing. In this guide, we’ll show you how to bustle a prom dress step by step.
Bustling a prom dress is a way to lift the dress’s train off the ground so that you can move and dance more easily.
Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Put on the prom dress
First, stand in front of a mirror while wearing the prom dress. This will help you find the train, which is the extra fabric at the back of the dress.
Put on your prom dress and have someone help you gather the train, which is the extra fabric at the back of the dress.
Step 2: Gather the excess fabric at the back of the dress
Next, have someone help you gather the dress’s train, which is the extra fabric at the back. This will make attaching the bustle points easier.
Step 3: Locate the bustle points
Look for small loops or buttons sewn onto the inside of the dress at the back, just above the train. These are called “bustle points.” Take your time to find them because they might be hidden.
Find the bustle points, which are small loops or buttons sewn onto the inside of the dress at the back, just above the train.
Step 4: Attach the bustle points together
Raise the dress’s train off the ground and connect the bustle points. Depending on how the dress is made, there may be one or more points. Make sure the fabric is in the right place by using your fingers.
Raise the dress’s train off the ground and connect the bustle points. Depending on how the dress is made, there may be one or more points.
Step 5: Secure the bustle points in place
Make sure the train is securely attached to the back of the dress by using the hooks, buttons, or ribbons on the bustle points to hold them in place. This will keep the bustle from falling apart as you dance.
Step 6: Adjust the folds of the bustle
Adjust the bustle’s folds so they look neat and even. You might have to fluff up the fabric a bit to make it sit right. Once you’re happy with how it looks, you’re done. Adjust the bustle’s folds so they look neat and even. You might have to fluff up the fabric a bit to make it sit right.
Practice moving around in your bustled dress to make sure it stays in place and doesn’t come undone during the night.
Tips for Successful Bustling
- Practice rushing around before prom night to avoid stressing out at the last minute.
- To make it easier to gather the extra fabric and attach the bustle points, ask a friend or family member for help.
- Make sure the bustle is secure and won’t fall off while you’re dancing.
- To make the fabric look neat and even, fluff it up.
- Make sure the bustle stays in place by moving around in your dress.
What is a Bustle?
A bustle is a change that is made to the back of a dress or skirt to lift it off the ground. A bustle is meant to keep the dress’s hemline from dragging on the floor while keeping the dress’s elegant look. Bustles can be found in many kinds of dresses, like wedding dresses, evening gowns, and prom dresses.
Types of Bustles
There are different kinds of bustles, and the one you use will depend on the style of your dress. Some of the most common kinds of bustles are:
Over-Bustle: For this type of bustle, the dress’s train is pulled up and over the dress’s waistline. It is the most common type of bustle, and most styles of dresses look good with it.
Under Bustle: With an under-bustle, the dress’s train is tucked up and under the dress’s back. Dresses with a lot of fabric in the back work best with this type of bustle.
French Bustle: For this type of bustle, you make a series of small pleats or loops in the back of the dress. Dresses with a lot of layers or ruffles look good with this style.
Ballroom Bustle: This is similar to an over-bustle, but it is meant to make the back of the dress look fuller. Ballgown-style dresses often have this kind of bustle.
Can I bustle a dress without getting help from a professional?
Yes, you can bustle a dress without the help of a pro. But you should ask someone to help you figure out how long the train is and make sure the bustle is safe and comfortable.
Bustling a prom dress is one of the most important things you can do to look good and feel good while dancing all night. By practicing ahead of time and following the steps in this guide, you can make sure that your dress looks great and stays in place all night. Don’t let the fear of tripping over your dress’s train ruin your prom night. Take charge and bustle that dress!