Response: There are two major types of bustle. The 'ballroom' over bustle involves buttons and loops, or hook and eyes. The buttons or eyes are sewn at the waistline. The loops or hooks are placed at the pick-up points on the train.
The 'French' under bustle involves double lengths and loops of ribbon sewn under the train. The lengths are sewn at the waist, or lower for shorter trains, and the loops are sewn at the pick-up points. The loops are drawn up to the lengths, one is put through the loop, and tied like a shoelace.
A newer bustle is the Austrian. Lengths of ribbon are also sewn under the train at the top, and a series of rings are sewn under the train. The length of ribbon is threaded through the rings and tied, resembling an Austrian shade.
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