Maggie Sottero Calista wedding dress
Gorgeous strapless gown with sweetheart neckline, drop waist, and caught-up styling throughout. Ruching and Swarovski crystal belt at natural waist are very flattering on a variety of shapes. Corset back will fit street sizes 2-6 easily.
Alterations(valued at $1100): bra cups sown in, hemmed for 5′6″-5′9″ including heels with lots of fabric left for changes, and multiple pick-up bustle.
I chose this style of bustle instead of a single French bustle because I like the volume it creates and the continuation of the pick-up style from the front of the dress. It also holds the weight of the dress very securely, and I had no trouble wearing it comfortably all afternoon & evening.