Post # 1
I just got a Casablanca dress at a sample sale. The body is a perfect fit on me! It needs hemming regardless. 6″ heels are not high enough.
My wedding is outdoors, not on a lawn, but through unmowed field with sage brush. It’s kind of tamped down from foot traffic, but not mowed basically. The reception is on mowed grass and a concrete pad, however.
I do not plan to let down my train at ALL during the wedding day. Not even for photos. It would be pointless and get dirty. I am so not a fan of the bustled look in general. I might have a bridal session on a different day however. The only reason I *might* want to show of the train.
Here is the SHAPE I like best. In hindsight I should have gotten this simple dress, but there are none locally for me to try on or I would have. I vowed not to buy ANYMORE dresses sight unseen. I’ve done this twice already and it’s not worked out (working on selling them). It’s a David’s Bridal and I already know I’m a 6, but DB’s size 6 are all over the place honestly. A-line shape:
And here is my dress I just bought (no returns). It’s a Casablanca, and I love the lace overlay and the slight sweetheart neckline. The train does have the same detailing as on the front. It’s loooong. I have no use for the train other than possible bridal session.
While searching for photos of my dress online, I found this altered one. The satin underlay was made into an A-line, but the lace was left as a train. I guess a comprimise between the two? I imagine having to bustle lace only would be OK for me?
Post # 3
There’s a size 8 on the DB dress you like on recycled bride:
A size 6
If you don’t want to buy another dress, I voted for the remove the satin underlay and leave the lace. My dress was taffeta, we also had an outdoor wedding and that worked for me. For the record I think the dress you have looks great on you!
Post # 4
Hi! I did find a few size 6’s online as well for a good price (I don’t mine used gowns). If it fit, what a deal it would be. However, being burned twice, not sure if I should risk it again.
Can you show me photos of your dress?
Post # 5
If you like the A-line shape and you don’t want the train down at all I say just chop it off! By The Way I think the dress is beatiful the way it is and you look great in it but I don’t see the point in lugging around the train if you’re never going to let it down.
Post # 6
If you aren’t going to wear your train at all except for bridal portrait I would have the pictures done way ahead of time and then have it chopped for the actual wedding. No sense in having it if you don’t like it:)
Post # 7
@sienna76: If you purchased the size 8, it could most likely be altered to fit you. But I understand the reluctance to buy without knowing the dress will fit.
Post # 8
I see more votes for “leave the train, bustle it” answers. Anyone care to share?
Oh, and thanks for the nice compliments as well!
If I do bridals I could leave it on and chop it later, but the timing could be tricky. I wanted bridals in the mountains. Snow can last until May up there and wedding is in July.
Post # 9
If you don’t like the train, chop it. Don’t go halfway and chop just the underlayer- the lace will get caught on every little thing on the ground unless you bustle it all day, and if you’re going to bustle it all day anyway, what’s the point?
Post # 10
I would get rid of the train if you are sure you don’t want it. There is no point carrying it around with you in a bustle just for pictures later IMO
Post # 11
Keep your dress – it’s so pretty! I say just chop the train off.