May always sees the bridal fashion shows and, if you’ve been keeping an eye on the runways, you’ll have seen lots of wedding dresses with trains. Trains have made a huge come back over recent years and they’re set to be big news over the coming years too. So, if you’re considering a gown with a train or if you’d like to know more, this is the feature for you.
So, why exactly do wedding dresses have trains? Well, formal court dresses for ladies worn centuries ago used to include trains where the length of the train basically showed how important you were. Also, when fabric was expensive, being able to afford extra lengths of material for your gown showed your wealth, as well as your status.
Nowadays, trains on wedding dresses are simply there to look amazing. The train becomes an integral part of the gown’s design and the style that you choose is unlikely to be linked to social status or your wedding venue. Instead, if you’re looking for something that’s romantic or something to make a statement, a wedding dress with a train could be just what you’re looking for.
Images: Top Row Left via Wedding Dresses Guide | Top Row Right via Tir Dresses | Second Row Left via Happy Wedd | Second Row Right via Brides | Third Row Left via Elegant Wedding Venues | Third Row Right via Junebug Weddings | Bottom Row Left via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings | Bottom Row Right via Deer Pearl Weddings
When you’re looking for your wedding dress or even just starting to think about your gown, there are some things that you need to know about trains so here’s a quick guide to lengths and styles:
Images: Top Row Left via Style Me Pretty | Top Row Right via Carol Hannah | Second Row Left via Etsy | Second Row Right via Style Me Pretty (as before) | Third Row Left via Style Me Pretty (as before) | Third Row Right via Huffington Post | Bottom Row Left via Moonlight Bridal | Bottom Row Right via The Bridal Collection
Once you’ve found your gown and you’ve settled on the perfect length train, you need to think practically to make sure that you’re perfectly prepared for your big day. Here are the things to consider:
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