While choosing the silhouette of your dream dress may be easy, selecting the perfect train length for your bridal ensemble is often overlooked. First things first, what is a wedding dress train? A train is additional fabric that extends from the back of your gown and falls behind you as you walk; the dress is therefore longer at the back than at the front. Bridal trains come in many different shapes and sizes, and can even be detachable if you wish to create two looks in one. Trains can immediately transform your wedding gown from simple and basic into a dramatic, and voluminous piece; perfect for brides who wish to create the effect of gliding or floating down the aisle. Today, we will share some of our favorite wedding dress train styles to inspire or educate you on which train is best suited for your dream gown!
The first train length option we would like to share is the classic floor train. This essentially means the length of the gown will remain the same at the front and at the back. Floor length trains are ideal for brides who require an unfussy and simple style, and they are perfectly manageable while walking down the aisle! Floor trains are best suited for weddings that are outside, particularly the beach, as the gown won't be trawling through the sand or dirt. Our radiant floor train gown captivates this style's simplicity and elegance. The skirt is constructed from soft, fine tulle, creating the perfect billowy and voluminous effect without a long, draping train. Although a floor length train is a no-bustle option, it is still possible to add the illusion of volume and drama!
Our next train length is an extremely popular choice for brides; the chapel train. The chapel train length is often around 1 meter from the gown's hem, creating a gliding and floating effect while walking down the aisle. A chapel train complements a ball gown or A-line silhouette best adding plenty of drama and elegance. This style is commonly sought-after as it is not too tedious to manage or walk with. Our ethereal Nicola ballgown boasts a romantic chapel train for the perfect princess aesthetic. We love how to gown undulates down into an effortlessly glam silhouette; oh-so opulent!
Are you a bride lusting over a fairytale style bridal gown? A cathedral train will be your calling! The cathedral train length extends for 2 meters or more from the ensemble's hem, allowing for the most regal and billowy look. This style is undoubtedly classic and timeless, and will not go out of style anytime soon! Like an angel, the bride adorned in this flowy style will be gliding majestically down the aisle, and on the dance floor! Although this design defines elegance and glamor, a cathedral train is often weighty and can be difficult to manage. Nevertheless, a radiant style that captures extravagance and flare! Our luminous Lavinia A-line wedding dress has been fitted with a flowing cathedral train for a chic and regal look. Utterly fabulous!
We absolutely love the look of the next style of wedding dress train, which is the universally-adored sweep train. The sweep train is generally around 6 to 10 inches longer than the rest of the gown's skirt, and does exactly as it sounds; it sweeps gracefully behind the wearer. This style is often regarded as a more casual style, as it is less voluminous than a cathedral or chapel train, however, the sweep train still adds an elegant touch to a wedding gown. Sweep trains also pair perfectly with mermaid silhouettes and ball gowns, such as our lace Letizia ball gown. Letizia is the perfect princess dress, boasting a sophisticated sweep train, and beautiful beadings to accentuate the gown's graceful silhouette. Letizia will have you floating like an angel on your magical day!
Sweep train with Ao dai
Lastly, we would love to show you how versatile wedding dress trains are, and that they can match any silhouette you desire! Here, we have our luxurious, modern white bridal ao dai gown, Iliana, with an elegant sweep train. An ao dai is a traditional Vietnamese outfit, which is also what a bride would wear for their wedding day. Our Iliana takes traditions and adds a modern twist by including a sweep train to add an extra sprinkle of drama and length to the style. Short, and simple, yet feminine and romantic, sweep trains are ideal for adding just enough length to trail behind you elegantly!
It is also important to consider your height when choosing your dream wedding dress train. Petite, or mid-height brides may prefer sweep trains or chapel trains as a more lengthy train, such as cathedral style, may look too puffy and overpowering. On the other hand, taller brides will most certainly look fabulous and exquisite adorned in a gown with a chapel or cathedral train, as their height will balance out the train's length majestically.
Don't forget this is your special, unique gown, and what is most essential is to wear an ensemble that makes you feel your most confident and gorgeous in!
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