(Closed) How do you dance the waltz with a train??

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do I hold the train in my right hand or my left hand for the wedding waltz?



  • Post # 3
    2119 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I picked at tea-length dress for the very reason I know I wouldn’t be able to get the dance right otherwise! However, if I had gone with a long dress I would have opted on the right arm. Here’s a link showing how the Swedish Crown Princess dealt with her dress!


    Post # 4
    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I don’t know the “official” rules on this, but every time I’ve seen someone dance while holding their dress in a loop, it’s always in the hand that is holding the hand of her partner, so I guess that would be the right hand. Like I said, though, not sure of the official rules on this, or if there are any. This is just what I’ve seen, and it seems to work out ok

    Post # 5
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If it is buslted & hemmed correctly, it shouldn’t be too long… I’d maybe ask them to recheck and fix it so you don’t get twisted up in your dress having to hold it up.

    Post # 6
    33 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had a long dress that couldn’t really be bustled. I held it in my left hand, and my husband held my right hand in his with his other hand on my back. It sure taught us how to “communicate” while dancing! I suggest you practice your little heart out, and all will be fine on your wedding day! In the end the pictures turned out lovely–like the period movies we see with the lovely waltz scenes and the herione being spun around like a princes by her lover! =)When we designed our own waltz, I used the 90’s version of Anna Karenina for inspiration, the one with Sean Bean in it. Hope that helps!

    Wishing you the best.

    Post # 7
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I was always taught that the loop goes on the left hand, and it is held slightly to your side instead of on the mans shoulder.  If you look at the video below you’ll see what I mean.


    (Its from My Fair Lady, and several of the women at the ball have on dresses with a train and use a loop to hold the train out of the way) 


    Post # 9
    24 posts
    • Wedding: August 2020

    When I watch Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Aurora holds her train in her left hand?

    Post # 10
    1789 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    stefhtwg:  I love Sleeping Beauty!

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