I want to cut off my dress's train. Anyone else do this?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee

My dress had a heavy base layer with organza on top of it. I had the seamstress cut off the heavy part underneath the train but left the organza train. I actually wish I had cut it off too, it was super annoying on my wedding day as the bustle got ripped out accidentally when someone/myself stepped on my dress.

My cousin cut her train off and it was perfect. She is also quite short. I say go for it, I think that dress would look just fine without a train, especially since it’s such a short train anyways.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Luckily I was able to order my dress without a train, since some do have that option.  But, if I had picked a different dress I would have had it removed when I had it hemmed.  I don’t know who thought purposly dragging extra fabric on the bottom of a white dress on the ground was a good idea…. I also hate bustles because 90% of the time I think they just look awkardly bunched/pinned up. So no trains for me!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wish I had cut off my train! That’s my single regret. Doooo iiitttttt 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I had two dresses, a ball gown for the ceremony and cocktail hour and an A-Line dress for the Reception.  I ended up removing the train for the 2nd dress, it was a really difficult decision, the dress was Lazaro 3059, the back and train are so detailed and amazing but it looked awful bustled, and since that dress was my “party” dress I decided to cut the train off, I don’t regret that decision at all. 

I wanted a train for the ceremony so I kept the train on my ball gown and the bustle looked amazing on that dress, but I will say this everyone was stepping on my dress during photos and at the cocktail hour so much so that the bustle broke, so if I had worn that dress to the reception I would have wished I had removed the train and hemmed the skirt a tad shorter (and it was already about 1/4-1/2 inch off the ground). 

With your height I would probably just remove the train! 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had my seamstress remove the train and ended up with enough leftover fabric to make a bolero out of it!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

brooklynbride15:  I just don’t get the whole train thing, not for me. I had mine cut off and used the sheer lace fabric to have sleeves made. LOVED IT!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I’m hoping I can make my veil out of the extra fabric from hemming my dress… we’ll see if there is enough! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I cut off my train.  Best decision ever.  The dress looked perfect and it was so easy to walk around in, dance in, etc.  It felt 10 pounds lighter when the seamstress had taken it off.  DO IT!  No regrets here 🙂

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

brooklynbride15:  If you plan on having kids, you could save the part you have removed to make a Christening or party dress for your daughter. How neat would it be to have a picture of your baby girl in a dress made out of your wedding gown? 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

brooklynbride15:  I am fairly certain that I am going to have the train of my dress removed when it comes in and I bring it to a seamstress for alterations.  I wish I had thought to inquire about shortening the train or removing it altogether when I placed the order.  Because my dress is tulle and all skirt embellishments are on the hip area, I don’t see it bustling well, and you hear so many stories of brides whose bustles fell apart during their weddings anyway.  One other bride I’ve found who wore the same dress I have ordered also removed the train, leaving the back just 3/4″ longer than the front when hemmed.  

I think especially because your gown has such a full skirt, the train is unneccesary and you will still have the skirt “following” you all evening.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  blankspace. Reason: spelling!
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