Looking to the fashion set, and with wedding season nearly upon us, our bridal talks resume! After uncovering what a bridal appointment at Esposa is like and different styles of wedding gowns to consider, we’re back again this time with different types of wedding dress trains ! There are different criteria and details to consider when choosing that perfect wedding dress.
Bridal gowns are more than just white wedding dresses with embellishments that’s why we’re breaking down the most important features you should consider! With that being said, have you ever thought about what types of train will you choose on your wedding day? Are you even familiar with the different types available? If you’re not, that’s totally fine because in this blogpost we will discover together which train is suitable for you to add on your mood board!
1- What’s a wedding dress train?
Let’s start by defining what is a wedding dress train! A train is an additional piece of fabric that cascades from the back of bridal gowns and trails behind the bride as she walks. A train can be extended from the dress’s skirt, or it could be a detachable piece wish connects at the waist. Some dresses even feature a cape-like train which falls from the shoulders down the floor in a Watteau style! A train is a signature of a wedding dress and it has a great impact on your bridal look.
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2- The different types of wedding dress trains
There are a lot of features that come into play when choosing a wedding dress train and style! From walking down the aisle to those amazing back short and romantic bridal portraits. You might be thinking of the grand entrance the Duchesse of Cambridge made on her big day. That kind of train is definitely considered royal and glamorous! Though there are many options for wedding, it all comes down to the formality of the day.
With so many rules embedded in that piece, let’s break down the different types and help you choose the one!
First, the sweep train style. This type is longer than the actual skirt by around 6 inches. It’s very subtle which adds an accent to simple wedding dresses. This style of train is perfect for an outdoor wedding and would look stunning on a mermaid gown.
Second, a chapel train. This style is longer than the previous one, surpassing the skirt by around 12 to 18 inches and it’s the most common choice among brides. It’s mainly used for an A-line wedding dress to add that drama effect to it! A chapel train is ideal for an ballroom wedding venue.
Next, a cathedral train extends by 22 inches away from the skirt, making it perfect for a dramatic bridal look. These types of trains are perfect for an A-line or ball gown wedding dress. The can also be seen as Watteau style, cascading down from the shoulders on a column gown.
Moving on to the most loved style: The royal monarch train! Remember how we mentioned the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress? That’s a perfect example of a royal wedding dress train. A monarch train is the longest one of them all, extending to around a yard or more.
3- How to choose the right wedding train for you?
First and foremost, keep in mind your wedding venue or location. If you’re planning on hosting the ceremony at an outdoor venue, it will be harder to manage a train. So I suggest to either get a small sweep train or even better, a wedding dress with detachable train. However, if you’re having a royal wedding, you’ll most probably want to go for something more dramatic like a cathedral train or a monarch train.
Another think you should consider before choosing your train is your wedding veil. If you want to incorporate a veil on your wedding day, I suggest you go over your options as well to try to find the one that will work best with your dress.
As you might expect, planning a wedding can be a stressful process, that’s why in this blogpost we’ll be giving you some tips and tricks to make this journey a lot smoother. Stay connect with us to see more of what we have to offer!
With a presence spanning over 30 years, Esposa is a luxury bridal boutique offering every bride-to-be a one-stop shop to find her perfect wedding look, from her dream gown to her wedding shoes and the accessories she needs.
Esposa Group includes the Esposa Privé stores located in Downtown-Beirut and Dubai where bridal creations offer the choice between a multi-brand selection showcasing the works of international designers including Viktor and Rolf, Vera Wang, Monique L’huillier, Marchesa and Esposa Privé’s own couture brand, Esposacouture, as well as a wide evening segment and a selection of shoes and accessories. Esposa Group encompasses also the Esposa boutiques located in Lebanon (Dbayeh and Ramleh Al Bayda), and Dubai, showcasing a multi-brand bridal collection in addition to its own couture brand, Plume by Esposa, an evening segment, and a selection of shoes and accessories.