Help with a giant train?!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

A hoop skirt for underneath may help, it will at least get some of the dress away from your feet and give you more room to move without worrying about stepping on it

Post # 3
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’d say just do it! You’re not going to be able to do a glorious dance, but that’s not the whole point anyways. 

I had a decently long train and my bustle snapped as soon as we walked in the reception room and I just went with it 🤷🏼‍♀️


Post # 4
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I agree that you should get a second dress, but I think the dress can be bustled long enough for your first dance! You will need to ask for a ball gown bustle- 6 points or more. My train was very long and heavy and I can’t imagine expecting the bustle to hold all night. I changed after the first dance. I don’t think this will be a problem for you too. The fabric on your dress doesn’t look too heavy.


Post # 5
9528 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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beemine1993 :  

If I had had that  glorious dress, there is no way on earth I would  have taken   it off after the  ceremony . I guess if dancing is more important than wearing your actual wedding dress at your  wedding reception  then sure,  of course a second dress .

But in the case of that dress I  feel  the French have it right  faut suffrir pour être  belle  .. just this one time.  

Post # 6
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Mine was no where near as long as this but still long and I managed it all night. I guess you could dance in yours then quickly go change? But if it were me, I’d stay in my gown all night

Post # 7
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’d get a second opinion about the bustling. My dress also has a really long train (granted it’s a single layer), so my seamstress is making a three-layer, 15-point French bustle. It can be done if your seamstress knows what she’s doing! 

Post # 8
955 posts
Busy bee

I would ask an actual seamstress if it could be bustled…the lady in the store is probably just trying to sell more dresses. I think the material seems like it would do pretty well for a bustle. There are several different styles that might work, too. Certainly no harm in asking a seamstress before shelling out hundreds for another dress 🙂 

Post # 9
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

It can asbolutely be bustled! Wow, that’s a beauty!!!

Post # 10
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Beautiful dress!!! Wow!

If you do decide to bustle it I’ll warn you – make sure the bustle is strong! I had a heavy train and tried to bustle it and the bustle broke halfway through the dancing. This meant that many people stepped on my dress and it is now ripped in quite a few places  🙁 It’s OK because I won’t wear it again, but still sad to think of my expensive dress being torn. You’ll really want to have a good, STRONG, bustle, and then I vote to wear it all night long!!

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