Wedding Gown Trains!
When I started researching wedding gown trains, I did not realize there were so many options…and I’m “Mother of the Bride”! Thanks to Jenny Evans at www.wedding.lds.com, I gleaned much information.
First up, is the “Sweep” or “Brush” length train. It is most often less than a foot and a half long. This train just dusts the ground. It became popular in the 21 st century, and is the perfect compliment to the relaxed rustic type wedding that has become popular in the United States. It would fit right in a “Barn Wedding” theme.
The next length is the “Court Train“. It, like the “Sweep” train, extends from the waist, not the hemline. This style can hide a brides imperfections around the waistline, or hide a tiny waist – so give this option some thought. It can change your silhouette.
“Panel Train” – This is not part of your dress. It’s a about a foot wide and trails behind you. Some brides choose this unconventional, flowing option instead of a veil. In this way, the bride achieves a billowing effect without covering her elaborate hairstyle. This train is usually detachable.
The Watteau Train is worn from the shoulder and drapes down to the bottom of the gown’s hem. It also is usually detachable.
Believe it or not, there are FOUR other train styles, which I will tell you about next time.
Image #1 Braidalbasics.ca
Image #2 www.jillandrewsgowns.com
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