Just another question about the train length

posted 3 months ago in Dress
  • poll: Should i shorten the train?
    Sure, it will be still nice and comfortable : (13 votes)
    59 %
    No way, you will spoil the dress, leave it! : (9 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    She’s probably trying to save you money. Any kind of train is already a hassle because you have it dragging behind you and you can’t see it (I had 2 foot train) and it has to be bustled if you want it up. Cutting a foot around is honestly not going to make much of a difference. If you are tripping over the front now, that would be a different story!

    Post # 3
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    3930 posts
    Honey bee

    Stick to your guns.   Otherwise that long train will annoy you all day long

    Post # 4
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    3832 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I don’t think the long train ‘suits’ it any better than the short train. Actually I think the short one is maybe more in proportion. Go with what you want! 

    Post # 5
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2020

    If you don’t want a long train make sure you speak up and tell her you don’t want a long train.
    I don’t know what it is about seamstresses, dressmakers and dress consultants but they all seem to be obsessed with trains and act like it’s a personal insult when you want to chop it off.
    I tried on one dress that had a rediculous train – when i mentioned that I couldn’t really walk or turn around the consultant simply replied “well that’s what you have bridesmaids for, so they can carry your dress around…” like what? Even when I’m dancing?? lol

    I noticed one bee said cutting a foot off won’t make much difference, I disagree – while it won’t feel much shorter and your probably still as likely to trip over it – losing a foot of fabric will make it much lighter! Which really makes a difference when you’rebdragging it around all day or once it’s bustled and all that weight is concentrated at one point.

    Stick to your guns bee xx the dress looks amazing either way!

    Post # 6
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    44 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Bustle it, best of both worlds!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    Agree with PP, bustle that gorgeous train when the ceremony and photos are over! It makes me so sad to see a beautiful long, dramatic train cut and butchered ☹️ Your dress is stunning and will simply wow everyone as is, especially since the rest of the dress is somewhat understated! 

    Post # 8
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Make your dress how you want it, you have to wear it. I don’t think shortening it makes it looks weird, it’s beautiful both ways. Bustling is an easy way to get it out of the way but I’m not sure if you like that type of look! Bottom line go with what YOU like!

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