Shopping the ‘perfect’ bridal dress is like an emotional roller coaster ride, especially for the fashion illiterate bride. The confounding world of tulle, organza, veils, lace, silhouette, appliques and trains is nothing short of a labyrinth – It’s easy to feel lost if you haven’t had exposure to these elements!
You don’t want to be that stressed out and lost bride-to-be.
In this blog, we will cover a very important, albeit not an often-discussed element – Train.
From Monarch to Watteau – wedding dress trains have always been a trendsetter. Princess Diana’s iconic 7.62 m train is still fresh in our minds!
What Is a Train?
The extra length of fabric that trails behind the bride as she walks is called the train. Trains can either be a part of the skirt, or it can be a detachable piece. It can also be an overlay connecting to the waist.
A train adds elegance and glamour to the gown. A flowing, ornamented train makes a bride look (and feel) regal and also gives the gown a dramatic accent. And therefore, choosing the right train style is of the utmost importance.
From short to extra long; there are several wedding dress train styles. And so, determining which style works best for you becomes a daunting task!
Here we have tried to make things easier for you. Below is a list of some of the most popular styles that our wedding stylists recommend to brides-to-be visiting our store.
A chapel train looks like a mini version of a full-length train. It generally extends up to 3 to 4 feet from the bride’s waist. This length gives a substantial train which is not too cumbersome to carry. It is very popular for two reasons:
- It has a shorter length and therefore suitable for most outdoor (and indoor) wedding venues.
- It is easy to carry for the bride and the bridesmaids, and also ensures relatively better mobility
A cathedral train trails approximately six or seven feet from the waist. And this length makes it ideal for formal indoor wedding venues. This length gives your gown a dramatic appearance along with a distinctive regal appeal.
A sweep train barely touches the floor, and so it looks like the train is sweeping behind the bride. This style of wedding dress train is perfect for an outdoor wedding since the train is effortless to manage and does not hinder your mobility. This train sits perfectly well with a mermaid gown.