All About Bustles: 17-Point Ballroom Bustle

Next up in our All About Bustles Series is a 17-Point Ballroom Bustle. The Ballroom Bustle is not just meant for gowns with fuller skirts, though that may be your initial go-to for this type of bustle. Sheath silhouette wedding gowns look beautiful with a ballroom bustle as it maintains the clean and elegant draping of the fabric on the gown. 

The Ballroom Bustle hides the bustle altogether. The bustle points for this type of bustle are created underneath the skirt, so they are completely out of sight. It’s as if you’ve entirely changed gowns when you have a Ballroom style bustle. The wedding gown can have a long beautiful train and then with several bustle points to secure the fabric, the train can completely vanish and you have a gown that is ready for the reception.

A past bride we worked with, Rana, had this gorgeous wedding gown with sheer mesh covering the torso, an elaborate beaded design near the hips, and an elegant skirt that draped down to the floor. She got her gown at Kleinfeld in New York City. The train for this gown was quite long. When we created the Ballroom Bustle we needed to create 17 bustle points in order to securely fasten the fabric to the inside of the skirt. We were honored to do alterations and create this amazing ballroom bustle for such a gorgeous gown!

If you want to learn more about other types of bustles. Check out our past All About Bustle blogs. And if you’d like JOA to assist you with your bridal alterations and bustle, then please get in touch at

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