Post # 1
I am really not into having the train on my dress. I was thinking about telling my seamstress to take it off and just make is all one length around so that I won’t need a bustle, etc. What do you think? I still want it to look like a fit and flare. Please excuse my bra that shows in the back of my dress…I am having that bra altered.
Post # 3
i love the train but I think as long as your keep the fit and flare style it would still look nice. The shape of your dress compliments your body very nicely so make sure she doesnt compromise the shape of it
Post # 4
Its so beautiful.. I wouldnt cut it 🙁
Post # 5
Yes, I think that will work. I thought of doing the same thing (I think there are a lot of women out there who’d prefer no train). Instead I got a pretty french bussle and jsut wore the dress like that the whole day, including pictures and the ceremony.
One thing I would consider is that if you don’t already need to ahve the dress hemmed anyway, having the train cut off might be more expensive thana bussle due to the lace.
Post # 6
@jessyrez: I like the train, but you don’t, so… The only thing I worry about in taking it off is that it looks like more fabric in the back than the front, so if it were all the same length it would still be poofier in the back. If you’re ok with that, then go for it. 🙂
Post # 7
I think it would look just fine, although I can’t comment without putting in my opinion that I think it looks absolutely lovely with the train! 🙂 Gorgeous dress and congratulations!
Post # 8
Hmm i may have to do the hem and just add the bustle…I am scared I will regret cutting entire thing off. Especially if I am thinking of selling it after wedding (not sure yet). Thanks everyone!
Post # 9
I think it might be surprisingly expensive to get rid of the train (especially if she has to move around the lace). I would go with a flip bustle! (The one that you can’t see at all)
Post # 10
@BrandNewBride: Wow I have never heard of a flip bustle! Thank you!!!
Post # 11
You’d have to ask a seamstress, probably an independent one. I know at least David’s Bridal won’t alter the design of their dresses (including removing the train – I tried!) in store. I wanted to remove my train, so I took it to an independent place, but when I talked to a tailor, they said it just wasn’t doable. However, it kind of had ‘pickups’ to the middle of it, so that’s why they couldn’t smoothly remove it entirely. Yours is far more simple so that might be doable. I ended up having a tailor take as much off mine as he could, but I may still add an ‘under-bustle’ for the rest of it for the reception.
ETA: So you can see why mine was more complex:
Post # 12
@loving_life: Thank you. Yes I am going to an independent seamstress August 3rd for pinning. I am not going through DB for alterations.
Post # 13
I wouldn’t cut it – it’s really beautiful as is. An underbustle would look awesome! I actually really like the look of them on fit and flare lace dresses.
Post # 14
@jessyrez: First, add a poll. Second, I love that dress just how it is! If you didn’t want a train, I’d buy a dress without one rather than altering one to be taken off.
Post # 15
No please don’t cut it off its beautiful !!
Post # 16
The train is gorgeous and, to me, it makes it a wedding gown.