Help! What is this dress type called?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2555 posts
Sugar bee

It reminds me of a las vegas type costume.

Post # 3
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I would say thats a column (or sheath) outline with a detachable tulle ballgown train.  (The train is detachable right?)


I tried on a dress like that shape.  It was absolutely gorgeous, but just didnt suit me or my idea for the day.  Would have bought it in a second if it had. 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  jofits.
Post # 6
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would think this is a custom look and that would just be considered a detachable train.  

Post # 7
10834 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Giauzar: I would say sheath shape. Good luck in your search.

Post # 9
2106 posts
Buzzing bee


Pronovias has some dresses with this shilouette and I agree I would call it a column with a dramatic train.

Pronovias ‘Constance’

Pronovias (San Patrick Collection) ‘Saela’

Rosa Clara has some similar ones as well they just don’t have the ruffle trains but same shilouette

Rosa Clara ‘Sandy’

Rosa Clara ‘Sandra’

Rosa Clara ‘Rilka’

Venus Bridal has a new dress with a removeable ruffle train

Venus Bridal VE8694

Then there is this beauty by Oscar De La Renta

Style 44E01

Kenneth Pool Fall 2014

style ‘Charlize’

Post # 11
1464 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I would take these pictures to a seamstress and find out if they’d be comfortable making and attaching the overskirt. It shouldn’t be too hard, especially if you want a tulle one. Then you can just focus on finding a sheath dress you like, which will probably be a lot easier than finding this type of unique dress. 

Post # 13
2151 posts
Buzzing bee

Giauzar:  Hi! I would call it a column illusion dress with a detachable half train. The sleeves are cap sleeves and the collar is a mandarin collar. 

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