Will my dress look ok if I have train taken off?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2113 posts
Buzzing bee

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
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Its so beautiful.. I wouldnt cut it  🙁

Post # 5
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
62 posts
Worker bee

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 # 9
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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 # 11
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 # 13
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
3112 posts
Sugar bee

@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
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No please don’t cut it off its beautiful !!  

Post # 16
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

The train is gorgeous and, to me, it makes it a wedding gown. 

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